Diane Elliott Gayer Affiliate
MARCH, University of Colorado, Denver
BA, German Languages, University of Colorado, Boulder
Diane Elliott Gayer's teaching, travel, and professional work is interwoven. Projects from VDI become cases that are studied in the classroom as hands-on student participation in real community design projects. Diane's teaching has included many community design and planning studio courses for the Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources as well as the Plant and Soil Science and Community Development and Applied Economics departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Diane is a licensed architect in the states of Vermont and Colorado. Her professional experience includes work as an architect, community planner, and environmental designer. She is director of the Vermont Design Institute (VDI), a non-profit design and community development collaborative based in Burlington, Vermont. Diane has worked for the State of Vermont as a planner, organizing the Smart Growth conference and writing a History of Planning in Vermont. Her past projects include co-directing the Ecological Design Certificate with John Todd and liaising with Walter Poleman and Steve Libby on Sense of Place practices for the UHS Greenhouse and Burlington Place-based Project. Diane employs a "Manifesto of Urgency" as a design manual for illustrating patterns of human activity compatible with living on resilient planet and within a closed-loop system.
AT UVM: Diane Gayer is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Lecturer in the Community Development and Applied Economics department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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