Ellen Dunham-Jones is a professor of architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology and director of the MS in Urban Design degree. Her teaching and 60+ published articles address the intersection of contemporary theory, real estate practice, and most recently, autonomous vehicles. A leading authority on sustainable suburban redevelopment, she lectures widely and conducts workshops with municipalities. She and co-author June Williamson wrote Retrofitting Suburbia; Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs (Wiley, 2009, 2011, mandarin edition 2013). The award-winning book’s documentation of successful retrofits of dead big box stores, malls, office parks, and other suburban property types into more sustainable places has received significant media attention in The New York Times, PBS, NPR, TED and other venues. A follow-up book, The Retrofitting Suburbia Case Studies: Designs for 21st Century Challenges is forthcoming.
She serves on several national and local committees. She is a Fellow and past Board Chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism and a Fellow of Georgia Tech's Brook Byers Institute of Sustainable Systems.