Lisa Berglund is an architect and urban designer from Lansing, Michigan. She received a bachelors degree in architecture from the University of Michigan and a masters degree in urban design from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Her doctoral studies have investigated the role of psychological and emotional attachment to place in post-industrial and post-disaster environments undergoing redevelopment. More specifically, she is interested in the ways in which memory and grief associated with the loss of important places can inform the design process and be used to support grieving communities through reconstruction. Currently, she is researching the rebuilding of the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, and will soon begin work on a project investigating the role of place attachment in former General Motors plant sites of Michigan.
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Urban Planning PhD Student