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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Samuel Dennis Jr.

Samuel Dennis Jr.

Expert on landscape architecture, community design, children's environments, nature play, and the built environment and health

Associate professor, landscape architecture Work: 608-263-7699 — Home and cell phones available upon request sfdennisjr@wisc.edu Home page

Topics

  • Landscape architecture (parks and park systems; urban outdoor spaces; not residential landscaping)
  • Community design: working with communities to design and build shared community spaces
  • Children's environments: planning, design and evaluation of outdoor spaces where children spend a large part of their lives (daycare, preschool, K-12, church, hospital, museum)
  • Nature play: research on importance of free play in natural settings for health and well-being of children and youth
  • Built environment and health: research concerning the environmental supports and barriers to active living, particularly with medically underserved populations

Achievements

  • Registered landscape architect, member, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Partnership Award, Public Health of Madison and Dane County, 2008
  • Public Service Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, Wisconsin Chapter, 2008

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