Linda C. Samuels is an associate professor of urban design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University. Previously, she was the inaugural director of the Sustainable City Project, a multidisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach initiative of the University of Arizona. Samuels received her Doctorate in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Master of Architecture from Princeton University. While at UCLA, she was a senior research associate at cityLAB, an urban think tank in UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design, and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Southern California, Woodbury University, and Otis College of Art and Design. Her publications include “Stitches and Insertions” in Dana Cuff and Roger Sherman’s Fast-Forward Urbanism: Rethinking Architecture’s Engagement with the City (2011), and “Infrastructural Optimism” (2009) and “Working Public Architecture” (2010), both published in Places journal. Her work has been widely supported, including grants from the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, UCLA, the Graham Foundation, ACSA, and the LEF Foundation.