about me …

Over the past 25 years my professional life has been a blend of practice and academia.  I have worked with design firms in Boston, Seattle, Denver, and San Francisco, and have taught in a variety of disciplinary programs across the country.  My professional practice includes: landscape architecture, community planning, and public art and cultural planning. I currently live in Albuquerque, NM, where I am a cultural planning consultant and an adjunct faculty in the Dept. of Geography & Environmental Studies at UNM.  Starting in the spring (2015), I will be a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, in Environmental Design.

Degrees: PhD (University of Colorado at Boulder, Geography, 2012); MLA (Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Landscape Architecture, 1991); B.S. (Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, City and Regional Planning / College of Human Ecology, Design and Environmental Analysis)

I completed my PhD in August 2012: Dissertation title: The Politics of “The Public”:  Public Art, Urban Revitalization and the Post-Industrial City—The Case of Downtown Denver
Comprehensive Exam Areas (4):  Urban Geography; Cultural Geography; Feminist Geography; Critical Visualizations: Cartography, Mapping, and Representation

Research interests: cultural planning, landscape studies, public art, soundscapes, vernacular creativities, and visual thinking and representation.

Teaching geography core courses (Introduction to Human Geographies, World Regional Geography), landscape studies, environmental studies, design + planning research methods, design + planning studios (introductory and advanced; landscape architecture and architecture), landscape architecture theory, topical seminars (e.g., cartography for planners and designers, global cities, public art, reading and writing the land), visual thinking + representation, site planning, site engineering/construction/grading

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Organizations I belong to:
American Planning Association (APA): https://www.planning.org/
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA): http://www.asla.org/
          Education and Practice PPN
Americans for the Arts (AFTA): http://www.artsusa.org/
Association of American Geographers (AAG): http://www.aag.org/
Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS): http://www.aess.info/
Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA):
http://www.thecela.org/
        * Chair, Communication & Visualization track
Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA):
http://www.edra.org/
Leadership for the American Landscape: https://sites.google.com/site/thelalsite/
Society of Women Geographers (SWG): http://www.iswg.org

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Skype: jmpalmer_co
Academia.edu: http://colorado.academia.edu/jonimpalmer
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joni_Palmer

Contact me:  joni.palmer@colorado.edu

One Response to about me …

  1. Abdu Razzak says:

    I HIGHLY APPRICIATE YOUR WORK,,Abdul Razzak,Iraq Museum,Baghdad

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