Senior Associate Editor

Christina Rosan is an Associate Professor in the Geography and Urban Studies Department at Temple University. Christina’s research focuses on urban sustainability. She is particularly interested in the politics of becoming a green city. She was the Co-PI on an EPA STAR research grant, Performance and Effectiveness of Urban Green Infrastructure: Maximizing Benefits at the Subwatershed Scale through Measurement, Modeling, and Community-Based Implementation. Christina is active in the Philadelphia sustainability community and is eager to use research to inform practice. She is particularly interested in how we make cities more sustainable and just. She is the co-author of Reimagining Sustainable Cities: Strategies for Designing Greener, Healthier, More Equitable Communities (Forthcoming, December 2021).

Additionally, Christina is the author of Governing the Fragmented Metropolis: Planning for Regional Sustainability (Penn Press 2016). She is the co-author of Growing a Sustainable City: The Question of Urban Agriculture? (University of Toronto Press, 2017), with her colleague, Dr. Hamil Pearsall, about the politics of urban agriculture in Philadelphia. She also co-edited the book, Planning Ideas that Matter (MIT 2012) which was the winner of the International Planning History Society’s 2014 award for best-edited book in planning.

Christina received her Bachelor’s in History (with Honors) from Williams College. After college, she taught English in Ecuador and worked at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC on a research project for USAID. She later attended the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) for her Master’s in City Planning with a focus on International Development.

Christina continued her studies in a PhD at MIT where she worked on a research project on the politics of air pollution in Mexico City. Her interest in regional planning and sustainability led her to write her dissertation on metropolitan governance and land use planning in Boston, Denver, and Portland.