At the UC, we believe that sustainability encompasses social and economic issues as well as environmental issues. In part, that is why we are so proud of our Senior Architect and Planner, Lyndsey Deaton, PhD, RA, AICP, PMP for completing a Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture from the University of Oregon with her award-winning, trans-national dissertation, No Place to Play? Studies of How Adolescents Play in Dispossessed Communities.
Lyndsey has worked with the UC for over a decade leading teams of designers in practice while also pursuing her research on equitable public space with children in India and the Philippines. Her findings highlight the importance of a collaborative engagement process in developing sustainable cities, specifically with adolescent girls living in low-income communities. As a measure of research quality, the Environmental Design Research Association awarded her dissertation the Great Places Research Award for 2021. Congratulations, Dr. Deaton!