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College of Architecture and Planning University of Colorado Denver

College of Architecture & Planning


College of Architecture and Planning

​Jody Beck

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 303.315.2409 
Office Location: CU Denver Building, 320X
Office Hours: By appointment


Landscape Architecture

Degrees Held

  • ​​​​PhD in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania (2009)
    Dissertation:  John Nolen and his political ordering of landscapes ​

  • Master of Science in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania (2007)

  • B.A. / B.Arch., Rice University (1995)

Research Interests

Politics of land use, particularly focused on energy and food​; connections between the politics of daily life, patterns of inhabitation and the design of landscapes at all scales.​


Author of John Nolen and the Metropolitan Landscape​ (Routledge, 2013)

Recent Courses taught

  • LA Design Studio 2
  • Site, Society and Environment
  • LA Design Studio 6​
  • Food on the Front Range
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