Sean Burkholder is Assistant Professor of Landscape and Urban Design at the University at Buffalo. Sean’s research focuses on the agency of ecological processes in the reconsideration of post-industrial landscapes. A good deal of this work is applied to vacant land mitigation and the large sites created through sediment management regimes within the Great Lakes Region. Sean has practiced professionally as designer and project manager at scales ranging from the urban region to architecture. This work, both academic and professional, looks to reconnect people to the inherent ecological processes at work within the urban environment, while concurrently leveraging the performative aspects of this relationship. Sean holds a B.A. in Architecture from Miami University and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.