Professor Louise Mozingo
William Eisenstein, Ph.D
Professor Ed Arens
Professor Elizabeth Macdonald
Hui Zhang
John Goins
Kimberly Seigel
Moira O'Neill-Hutson
Elisa Barbour

Professor Louise Mozingo

Professor Louise Mozingo is the Director of the CREC. Her academic research and creative work focuses on ecological design, landscape history, and social processes in public landscapes. Her particular concern is the planning and design of the urban public realm to produce environmental, economic, and social sustainability.

Professor Mozingo’s articles and reviews have appeared in Places, Landscape Journal, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Geographical Review, Journal of the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. She has contributed chapters to Everyday America: Cultural Landscape Studies after J.B. Jackson (2003), edited by Chris Wilson and Paul Groth and the Healing Natures (2008), edited by Robert France.

Professor Mozingo has been the recipient of Harvard University's Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship for Studies in Landscape Architecture, the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Award of Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, Writing, and Service, and the University of California, Berkeley Chancellor's Award of Recognition for University and Community Partnerships.

Professor Mozingo received her Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and undergraduate degrees in Biology and Art History from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. A former associate and senior landscape architect for Sasaki Associates, she joined the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning after a decade of professional practice, managing a range of master planning and design projects. Professor Mozingo is part of the core faculty of the Graduate Group in Urban Design of the College of Environmental Design and an affiliate faculty of American Studies.

William Eisenstein, Ph.D

Dr. William Eisenstein is the Executive Director of the CREC. He received his Ph.D in Environmental Planning and his Master’s in City Planning from UC-Berkeley. His dissertation research focused on stormwater-sensitive residential landscape and environmental values. His graduate career also included extensive work and writing on urban sustainability, ecological design, ecological economics, and resource conservation planning.

Dr. Eisenstein has also served as a consultant to the State of California’s Delta Vision process and Central Valley Flood Protection Plan, and as Director of the Delta Initiative at UC-Berkeley. In each of these projects, he facilitated public participation processes to provide input to the state on complex resource management issues involving the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. He has also produced influential writings and consultations to the state on land use issues in the Delta region.

He has also worked with Urban Ecology, Greenbelt Alliance, the Tri-Valley Business Council and others on urban sustainability issues in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Professor Ed Arens

Edward Arens, Ph.D., is Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley. He is Director of the Center for Environmental Design Research, which assists faculty, students, and others interested in research focusing on the design and planning of the built environment. Professor Arens is also Director of the Center for the Built Environment.

Professor Arens received his Ph.D. in Architectural Science in 1972 from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and also holds a BA in architectural history and masters degrees in Forestry and Urban Studies from Yale University. Prof. Arens started UC's Building Science Laboratory in 1980 after heading the Architectural Research Section at the National Bureau of Standards. His research interests are in building design and operation for comfort and energy conservation, building aerodynamics, and innovative building mechanical systems and controls. He is active in technical and standards committees of ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) and ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers), and is a member of ASES (American Solar Energy Society), SBSE (Society of Building Science Educators), IFMA (International Facilities Management Association), and IDRC (International Development Research Council).

Professor Elizabeth Macdonald

Elizabeth Macdonald is an urban designer. Her current research is on the impacts of engineering street standards on the pedestrian realm, context sensitive street design, North American waterfront promenades and their impacts on physical activity, post occupancy evaluation of urban design plans and projects in Vancouver, the sustainability dimensions of urban design, and methods for urban design knowledge-building. Along with her co-authors on The Boulevard Book, she won the 2004 Book of the Year Silver Award for Architecture from ForeWord Magazine.

Professor Macdonald is a registered architect and a partner in the urban design firm Cityworks. Recent professional projects include the design for Octavia Boulevard in San Francisco, the redesign of Pacific Boulevard in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the redesign of International Boulevard in Oakland’s Fruitvale District, and streetscape design for San Francisco’s Market/Octavia Neighborhood Plan. Earlier, she helped design C.V. Road, in Ahmedabad, India, now a landmark activity center in the city.

A hands-on teacher of urban design, Professor Macdonald’s courses include a focus on empirical observation skills, graphics, and freehand sketching. In recent years she has helped lead two street design workshops at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ciudad Real, Spain, and in 2003 she chaired a Symposium on Urban Design and Sustainability held at the University of British Columbia.

Hui Zhang

Hui Zhang, PhD, is a Research Specialist who is focusing on human thermal comfort modeling in asymmetrical environments and the development of CBE's Thermal Comfort Model. She received a PhD in building science from the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley in December 2003. In 2004 she received the ASHRAE Ralph Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award for her PhD dissertation study, "Local Thermal Comfort in Asymmetrical and Transient Environments."

She received her Master of Engineering in the Architecture Department of Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 1986. Before she came to the U.S. in 1989, she taught in the Architecture Department of Tsinghua University as an assistant professor for three years. Previous research interests include energy conservation analysis in buildings, passive solar house design, and human thermal comfort.

John Goins

John is most interested in where architecture overlaps with environmental, economic and social justice concerns. His work as lead researcher on the IEQ survey project is an extension of those interests. He has been a developer of affordable housing and life sciences labs, and has researched the intersection of economics and social development.

He holds a graduate certificate in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California and an M.S. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. His awards include the Zak Asefa Award in Architecture, Marshall School of Business Development Proposal Award and the Arcus Foundation Award. John was also a member of the winning 2006 Bank of America Low-Income Housing Challenge team, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Kimberly Seigel

Kimberly Seigel is a Research Specialist at both CBE and CREC.  Prior to CBE and CREC, she worked as a sustainability consultant at Arup, the America's Cup Event Authority and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.  Past projects include calculating climate change baselines and developing action plans as part of AB 32 implementation, authoring air quality and climate change chapters for Environmental Impact Reports under CEQA, and LEEDTM project submittals.

Kimberly received her Master's in Environmental Management from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment.

Moira O’Neill-Hutson

Moira O'Neill-Hutson is a lawyer and researcher conducting interdisciplinary legal and policy research in municipal law, affordable housing and environmental law.  Moira joined the Center for Resource Efficient Communities in 2011, after practicing in a public law firm representing cities and public entities throughout California for several years.  Prior to that, she clerked for Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong of the United States District Court, Northern District of California. During law school, Moira served as an extern to the Honorable Martin J. Jenkins of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and as a law clerk in the office of the Environment and Natural Resources Unit, Civil Division, United States Attorney. She also served as the Executive Managing Editor for the Hastings Law Journal and worked as a teaching assistant in the Legal Educational Opportunity Program for first-year Civil Procedure, Property and Environmental Law courses. She received her juris doctor, with honors, from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2006.

Elisa Barbour

Elisa Barbour is a PhD candidate in City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley. Previously she worked at the Public Policy Institute of California for ten years, where she conducted research and co-authored reports on topics including state infrastructure and environmental policy, regional and local growth planning and finance, commuting behavior, and workforce development. She holds a BA from Oberlin College in Political Science and a Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley. She has published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of the American Planning Association and Climactic Change.

Past and present UC-Berkeley graduate student researchers

Shanna Atherton
Anna Blumstein (undergraduate intern)
Connery Cepeda
Bin Chen
Adam Cray
Gwen Fuertes
Michelle Gonzales
Josh Jackson
Allison Lassiter
Katrina Ortiz
Kathleen Phu
Eliot Rose
Crystal Ward Simons
Nicola Szibbo
Laura Tepper
John Urgo
Ann-Ariel Vecchio (summer intern; MIT graduate student)
Meredith Wilensky
Ayrin Zahner
Joe Zissman

Past and present faculty and research staff collaborators (UC-Berkeley unless otherwise noted)

Paul Bunje, UCLA Institute of the Environment
Mikhail Chester, Arizona State University
David Culler, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, i4Energy
Andrea Gaffney, CREC staff
John Goins, Center for the Built Environment
Sabine Hoffman, Center for the Built Environment
Chris Jones, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
Cynthia Kroll, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, Haas School of Business
Juan Matute, UCLA Institute of the Environment
Prashanth Mohan, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Stephanie Pincetl, UCLA Institute of the Environment
Virginia Smith, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Steven Weissman, Center for Law, Energy and the Environment, Berkeley Law
Teifeng Yu, Center for the Built Environment
Hui Zhang, Center for the Built Environment


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