Associate Professor of Urban + Regional Planning, Ryerson University, Toronto
Nina-Marie Lister is Associate Professor of Urban + Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto. From 2009-2013, she was Visiting Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. A Registered Professional Planner (MCIP, RPP) with post-graduate training in landscape ecology and environmental planning, she is the founding principal of plandform.com a creative studio practice exploring the relationship between landscape, ecology, and urbanism. Prof. Lister’s research, teaching and practice focus on the confluence of culture and nature: her work is focused on landscape infrastructure and ecological processes within contemporary metropolitan regions, and engages systems approaches to develop methods for resilience and adaptation in the face of large-scale change.
Prof. Lister is co-editor of Projective Ecologies (with Chris Reed, Harvard GSD and ACTAR Press, 2014) and the The Ecosystem Approach: Complexity, Uncertainty, and Managing for Sustainability (with David Waltner-Toews and the late James Kay, Columbia University Press, 2008), and author of more than 30 professional practice and scholarly publications. Her work has been featured in a variety of planning and design exhibitions, including the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Toronto Design Exchange, and the Van Alen Institute in New York. In 2012, Prof. Lister was named Senior Scholar with the Centre for Humans and Nature.