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Jeffrey S. Nesbit

Jeffrey NesbitJeffrey S Nesbit is an architect, urbanist, and recently received his Doctor of Design degree (DDes) from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Office for Urbanization at Harvard and founding director of the research group Grounding Design. His work focuses on processes of urbanization, infrastructure, and the evolution of "technical lands." Currently, Nesbit's research examines the 20th-century American spaceport complex at the intersection of architecture, infrastructure, and aerospace history. He has written several journal articles and book chapters on infrastructure, urbanization, and the history of technology, and is co-editor of New Geographies 11 Extraterrestrial (Actar, 2019), Rio de Janeiro: Urban Expansion and Environment (Routledge, 2019), Chasing the City: Models for Extra-Urban Investigations (Routledge, 2018), and host of Nature of Enclosure, a podcast series on urbanNext. Nesbit currently holds the prestigious 2021-2022 H. Deane Pearce Endowed Chair at Texas Tech University while previously teaching architecture and urbanism at several institutions, including Harvard University, Northeastern University, University of North Carolina Charlotte, and University of New Mexico. He received a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Texas Tech University.

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