Nan Ellin is Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver. Her scholarship and practice have contributed to co-create vital and vibrant places that celebrate life by supporting health and well-being. Places where buildings harmonize with nature and people. And where economies thrive along with communities, arts, and culture. Dean Ellin has focused particularly on the revitalization of large swathes of urban fabric along waterways and rail corridors, spearheading Canalscape for the Phoenix region, the 9 Line in Salt Lake City, and the Trinity Innovation District for North Texas. She holds a PhD from Columbia University in Urban Design and her writings have been translated into 13 languages, including the books Good Urbanism, Postmodern Urbanism, Architecture of Fear, Integral Urbanism, and Phoenix: 21st-Century City.