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Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

Christine Cousineau

Lecturer

Christine Cousineau

Christine Cousineau

Lecturer

Phone 617-627-3394
97 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA
Biography: 

Christine Cousineau, AICP is an architect and planner with experience in community development. Her graduate teaching is focused on urban history, planning history, urban design and professional practice. She received a Masters in Architecture (MArch AS) and a Masters in City Planning (MCP) from M.I.T, and a BA in Architecture from Laval University in Quebec. Christine has extensive planning experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Most recently she was a senior campus planner at Harvard University, and for several years an associate at the architectural and planning firm of Goody, Clancy Associates. As executive director of a non-profit developer of affordable housing, Christine managed the development of an 84-unit mixed-income housing village on the North Shore. She was an assistant director at the City of Boston's Public Facilities Department (now Department of Neighborhood Development) and also worked for the Massachusetts's Division of Capital Planning (now Division of Capital Asset Management). For The Boston Foundation she coordinated one of the Carol R. Goldberg Seminars and its research publication: "The Greening of Boston: An Action Agenda." Her paper "Tenement Reform in Boston, 1870-1920: Philanthropy, Regulation, and Government Assisted Housing" was published in the national conference proceedings of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History. At UEP Christine teaches Urban Planning and Design, Green Urban Design, Retrofitting Suburbs, Community Engagement, Cities and Urban Design, and co-teaches the core course Field Projects. For two years she also co-taught the core course Cities in Space, Place and Time.

Expertise: 

Urban planning and design; planning history