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Nancy Levinson


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Personal profile


Nancy Levinson is editor and executive director of Places Journal. 

Since arriving at Places in 2009, Nancy has led the journal’s transition from print to digital, advanced the editorial mission of public scholarship, and overseen the launch of Places Books, an imprint of Princeton University Press. Previously Nancy was founding director of the Phoenix Urban Research Lab at The Design School at Arizona State University, and before that, co-founding editor of Harvard Design Magazine at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has been awarded a fellowship at the Canadian Center for Architecture, and, most recently, been selected to participate in the public programming of the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale University. In an earlier digital life, wrote the blog “Pixel Points” for Arts Journal.

Education/Academic qualification

Architecture, Masters, University of Pennsylvania

English, BA, Yale University

Research area keywords

  • architecture
  • landscape
  • urbanism