Dr. Ninian R. Stein
teaches Environmental Studies and Anthropology/Archaeology at Tufts University and is on the Earthos Institute Board. Trained as an anthropological-archaeologist and an environmental scientist, Dr. Ninian Stein's research and teaching span three areas — environmental policy and communication, landscape change, and environmental justice. At the heart of Prof. Stein's work is the idea of "landscape literacy" (Spirn 2005), that if we can read the past of a place we are better able to plan for its future.
Patricia Schroeder Loheed, FASLA
has an eclectic career having worked on campus planning, the Detroit Medical Center urban design, regional plan commission for Georgia’s Savannah River Park and 13 downtown revitalizations. Post-Harvard MLA, she was a facility planner for 365 Girl Scout properties in the nine northeast US states, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Academic and design practice since 1972 helped her design curricula and found the School of Landscape Architecture at the BAC. Award-winning projects include housing, the New Boston Police HQ, South Street Seaport, CA/T Bird Island Flats, Oak Sq. Park, the Brightman St. Bridge, Somerset/Fall River, and Hopedale, MA WWTF.
Pallavi Kalia Mande
directs CRWA’s Blue Cities Initiative to restore natural hydrology in Charles' urban watershed and beyond. She joined CRWA in 2005 as an Urban Restoration Specialist to develop organizational capacity and expertise in planning, design and implementation of green infrastructure retrofit projects. She now leads CRWA's urban resiliency work in the lower basin in partnership with municipal agencies, institutions, and environmental advocacy and parkland groups. Pallavi performs major development project reviews, environmental assessments and directs CRWA’s research in the field of blue-green infrastructure at a national scale. Pallavi received her Bachelors in Architecture from New Delhi, India, a Masters in Philosophy, Environment and Development from University of Cambridge, U.K., and a Masters in Architecture and Urban Design from Washington University. She has served on the Brookline Conservation Commission since 2015 and currently Co-Chairs the towns Open Space Planning Committee. She enjoys teaching and has mentored students and young professionals at MIT, Harvard and Northeastern University in the fields of environmental planning, engineering and landscape based urban design. She recently completed her Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is currently a senior fellow at Earthos Institute.
Sarah Howard, LEED AP
is an urbanist, writer, and educator who fosters inclusive, thriving environments for all. She worked for over 15 years as a community educator and planner, promoting access to the arts, affordable housing, quality education, and environmental knowledge. As Executive Director of Earthos Institute, she co-develops system-based methods to address "wicked problems" of environmental and humanitarian resiliency issues. Sarah convenes “learning communities”—diverse teams of researchers, professionals and community groups—to innovate just, sustainable, and resilient solutions to these issues. Building on her research in community-regional resiliency, Sarah has developed the ‘Bioregional Resiliency Index’ to help practitioners and communities understand and collectively improve the region. As an educator, at Earthos and the Boston Architectural College, Howard teaches experiential learning practice methods to empower emerging professionals and communities to generate knowledge and solutions from their experiences. She has also served on numerous community/nonprofit and municipal boards, including serving as a Housing Commissioner.