Lecturer, Urban and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design
RA, LEED AP, NOMA
Nicole’s work focuses on the politics of climate resilience and how they inform urban environmental transformations. Her research documents the work of planners, engineers, designers, ecologists, and everyday urban dwellers in addressing extreme climate events, and explores the values and spatial imaginaries that drive their efforts. She is the founder of tinkercraft: design & advocacy group, a non-profit involved with projects framed by this research, in partnership with and at the service of communities facing climate risks.
Nicole is an architect and received an M.Arch. from Yale University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs and continues to serve as a lecturer at a number of universities in both architecture and planning departments.