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April 10, 2019

APDesign Alumni Fellow to present lecture 'Landscapes, Brains and Wellbeing'

Submitted by Thom Jackson

William Sullivan, 2019 Alumni Fellow from the College of Architecture Planning & Design, will present the lecture "Landscapes, Brains and Wellbeing" at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 11, in Regnier Forum at Regnier Hall.

Sullivan, Urbana, Illinois, is a professor and head of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois where he and his students examine the benefits that come from having regular exposure to urban landscapes containing nature. Sullivan is a senior fellow at the National Council for Science and the Environment, an adjunct professor at National Taiwan University in Taipei and is an active member of the University of Illinois' Education Justice Project. He is helping lead the University of Illinois' emerging efforts to develop a smart community.

He and his wife, Rebecca Ginsburg, have three children: Eamon, Anna and Isabella.

Sullivan earned a master's degree in landscape architecture from K-State in 1985 and holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan with a concentration in environment and behavior.

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