Dr. Jennifer Minner
Director, Associate Professor
Jennifer Minner investigates urban change, building reuse, and community memory in all manner of places – within mega-event impact craters, in demolition sites, along commercial strips, in the analysis of future scenarios, and in reflections of the city in art. Her research and teaching focus is on land-use/spatial planning, historic preservation, and community development. In recent years her work has focused on equitable preservation and heritage conservation logics; urban memory through art-making and film; and creative and critical approaches to the technologies used to analyze, visualize, and shape places.
Minner is Conference Chair for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (term: 2021–2023). She is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Planning Association. She is one of the founding members of the Circularity, Reuse, and Zero Waste Development (CR0WD) Working Group. She serves on the advisory council for Historic Ithaca.
Minner's education background includes a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Washington, an M.U.R.P. from Portland State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.