AUSTIN ALLEN, Ph.D., ASLA, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, has participated in over ten-years of recovery effort in New Orleans and in Jacmel, Haiti, assisting in rebuilding community, engaging students in related service learning and design projects. He is also a principal in Design Jones, LLC in New Orleans. He is an independent filmmaker, with works including “Claiming Open Spaces.” His interests are in regeneration of disrupted and Caribbean landscapes; urbanism; community engagement and resiliency, disaster recovery, and green infrastructure. Allen also focuses on filmmaking documenting and expressing Cultural Landscapes. Allen was the inaugural Bickham Chair.