Linda C. Samuels

Linda C. Samuels is an associate professor of urban design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

Previously, Samuels was the inaugural director of the Sustainable City Project, a multidisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach initiative of the University of Arizona, where she worked with public and private partners on micro- to macro-scaled sustainability efforts in southern Arizona and the megaregion. Projects ranged from the I-11 Supercorridor spanning three universities and 500 miles to the SLUG: Sustainability Laboratory and Urban Garden design/build with City High School transforming their 12’ x 125’ alley.

Samuels earned a doctorate in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master of architecture from Princeton University. While at UCLA, she was a senior research associate at cityLAB, an urban think tank in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design.