Nancy Levinson

Nancy Levinson is editor and executive director of Places. Since arriving at the journal in 2009, she has led its transition from print to digital, advanced the editorial mission of public scholarship, and overseen the launch of Places Books. Previously she was founding director of the Phoenix Urban Research Lab at The Design School at Arizona State University, and before that, a founding editor of Harvard Design Magazine at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

A frequent design juror and lecturer, Nancy has written for a range of design periodicals, including Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture Magazine, the Journal of Planning Literature, the Journal of the Society of Architectural HistoriansPerspecta, and Metropolis. She spent a happy summer as “editor in the archives” at the Canadian Center for Architecture, and, in an earlier digital life, wrote the blog “Pixel Points” for Arts Journal. She received a B.A. from Yale University and Master of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania.

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