Linda Samuels

Linda C. Samuels is the project director for the Sustainable City Project at University of Arizona.

Samuels received her doctorate in 2012 in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on infrastructure as public space as well as the barriers architecturally-inspired infrastructure reinvention projects face on the path to implementation.

Samuels was a Senior Research Associate at cityLAB, an urban think tank in UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design, where she helped organize the WPA 2.0 design competition, symposium, and exhibition. She also taught in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California (USC), Woodbury University, and in the Integrated Learning Department at Otis College of Art and Design. Prior to her time in Los Angeles, Samuels was an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Samuels also writes a “cause of the week” blog.