UT Arlington Appoints Nan Ellin ’81 as Founding Dean of New College

Posted November 20th, 2014 at 11:33 am.

University of Texas Arlington has appointed Nan Ellin ’81 as founding dean of a new college that will be formed through the integration of the existing School of Architecture and School of Urban and Public Affairs. Ellin is currently the professor and chair of the University of Utah’s department of city and metropolitan planning.

Prior to joining the University of Utah, Ellin served in a series of leadership roles at Arizona State University (ASU) where she directed programs in planning, urban and metropolitan studies, and a doctoral program in architecture and environmental design. She held ASU faculty positions in planning and urban design and in the School of Sustainability, the School of Public Affairs, and the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. She is the author of numerous books and articles including Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places, Integral Urbanism, and Postmodern Urbanism.

In Utah, Ellin and her students have worked with residents, community organizations, and city officials on The 9 Line project, an effort to convert a neglected railroad corridor into an urban amenity and trail system. In Arizona, Ellin shaped the vision for Canalscape, an ongoing initiative to create vital urban hubs throughout the Phoenix metropolitan region where canals meet major streets.

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