Fellows in the News

We have compiled a list of books authored, edited or co-authored by Switzer Fellows in 2021 (that we are aware of!). Check out the latest writing by Switzer Fellows and dive into topics such as Indigenous teachings, the biology of climate change and sustainable urban planning. If we missed your book, please let us know and we’ll add it to the list.


Rebecca Lave published an analysis of stream mitigation banking and the challenges of implementing market-based approaches to environmental conservation. 

Lave, Rebecca and Doyle, Martin. Streams of Revenue: The Restoration Economy and the Ecosystems It Creates. The MIT Press; 2021. 


Melissa K Nelson contributed to and coedited a new collection of essays, interviews, and poetry by Indigenous and other voices demanding a return to the force of lineage—to spiritual, social, and ecological connections across time. 

Hausdoerffer, John; Parry Hecht, Brooke; Nelson, Melissa K.; and Kassouf Cummings, Katherine. What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be? The University of Chicago Press; 2021. 


Thor Hanson authored a remarkable story of how plants and animals are responding to climate change: adjusting, evolving, and sometimes dying out.

Hanson, Thor. Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change. Basic Books; 2021.


Stephen Wheeler co-authored a book arguing for structural change and creativity in institutions and socioeconomic systems and design in order to move toward urban sustainability. 

Wheeler, Stephen M. and Rosan, Christina D. Reimagining Sustainable Cities: Strategies for Designing Greener, Healthier, More Equitable Communities. University of California Press; 2021. 


Zully Juarez co-authored a book on urban planning in Mexico via the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Latin American Cities Initiative. Her contribution focused on the City of Campeche.

Monkkonen, Echavarria, Cáñez, et. al. Urban Planning in Mexico: The Cases of Hermosillo, Leon, Morelia, Campeche. UCLA Ciudades; 2021. 

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