Nina-Marie Lister


Associate Professor, Ryerson University

Nina-Marie Lister is Visiting Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, and tenured Associate Professor
of Urban + Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto. A Registered
Professional Planner (MCIP, RPP) with a background in ecology and
environmental science, she is the founding principal of plandform, a creative
studio practice exploring the relationship between landscape, ecology, and
urbanism. Prof. Lister’s research, teaching and practice focus on the confluence
of landscape infrastructure and ecological processes within contemporary
metropolitan regions. She is co-editor of The Ecosystem Approach: Complexity,
Uncertainty, and Managing for Sustainability (Columbia University Press, 2008) and
author of more than 30 professional practice and scholarly publications including
recent contributions to Ecological Urbanism (Harvard University with Lars Müller
Publishers 2010) and Large Parks (Princeton Architectural Press 2008, winner of
the J.B. Jackson Book Prize). Her work has been featured in several planning and
design exhibitions, including the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal,
the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Toronto Design Exchange, and the Van
Alen Institute in New York. Prof. Lister served as the Professional Advisor for the
2010 ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition,
which developed the concept designs for a wildlife bridge at the Vail Pass in