Emily Talen, FAICP

Emily Talen profoundly influenced scholarship and practice in planning, especially in the field of urban design. She focuses on the driving forces behind and the impediments to the creation of walkable, sustainable, and socially diverse neighborhoods. She has studied and practiced in Santa Barbara, California; Morgantown, West Virginia; Dallas; Urbana, Illinois; Chicago; and the Phoenix. She is an active teacher and a prolific, award-winning writer, with four solely authored books, close to 50 refereed journal articles, and many contributions to leading collections dealing with urban design and urban development. Inducted 2012.