Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Director of URP Doctoral Studies
Dr. Larissa Larsen is an Associate Professor in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She also holds an appointment at the School of Natural Resources and the Environment. She received her Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois and her M.L.A. from the University of Guelph. Larissa's research focuses on identifying environmental inequities in the built environment and advancing issues of urban sustainability and social justice. Some of her past research has examined urban heat islands, water consumption, and neighborhood mobilization against environmental problems. Most of her current work involves climate adaptation planning and urban heat island studies.