Joanna L. Lombard


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Joanna Lombard, AIA, LEED AP, is a registered architect (Florida) and Professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture with a joint appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine and an Abess Faculty Scholar in the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy (2019-21). She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. A founding member of the UM Built-Environment Behavior & Health Research Group with funded projects in the area of neighborhood design and health, she investigates the impacts of greenness and greening initiatives. As author and co-author of articles, book chapters, and books, she contributed “The Landscape Design Principles of William Lyman Phillips in the First Heritage Parks,” to Building Eden, The Beginning of Miami-Dade County’s Visionary Park System, ed. by Rocco Ceo, which was the recipient of a 2021 Florida Trust Award. She is co-leader of one of the eleven university-based teams selected as charter members of the American Institute of Architects Design & Health Research Consortium, a member of the University of Miami U-LINK team exploring Climate Resilience for South Florida’s Spinal Cord Injury Community, and the U-LINK team advancing “Hyper-localism: Transforming the Paradigm for Climate Adaptation.” She also works with colleagues in the national research and design collective, Practice Landscape founded in 2006 by Rosetta S. Elkin.


National Recreation & Park Association, Board of Directors member:

Health and Built Environment Committee, Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade:

Grove 2030 Parks Advisory Board:

Tulane School of Architecture Board of Advisors:

Selected Journal Articles and Presentations

“Advancing a hyperlocal approach to community engagement in climate adaptation: Results from a South Florida pilot study in two communities,” TR Harrison, A. Clark, A. Clement, J. Lombard, G. Maranto, A. Parrish, et al. PLOS Climate 1(6): e0000041, 2022.

“Tabula Rasa: Designing South Florida,” Rosetta S. Elkin and Joanna Lombard, OASE #110 / Journal for ArchitectureTijdschrift voor architectuur, Part 3: Soil as an Urban Design Challenge (153-165), 2022.

The Relationship of Neighborhood Greenness to Stroke/ Transient Ischemic Attack in 249,405 US Medicare Beneficiaries, Scott C Brown, William Aitken, Joanna Lombard, Kefeng Wang, Tatjana Rundek, Chuanhui Dong, Carolina M Gutierrez, Margaret M Byrne, Matthew Toro, Maria Nardi, Jack Kardys, Abraham K Parrish, Jose Szapocznik, originally published 11 Mar 2021 Stroke. 2021;52:AP631

Panelist, Society for Prevention Research, 2020 Plenary Session I “Understanding Neighborhood Effects through Geography, Architecture, and Addiction Science,” with co-panelists: Mei-Po Kwan, (University of Illinois), David Epstein, (NIH, NIDA), Chair: Michael Mason, (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Panelist, SxSW “Getting a Good Return on Our Health Investments,”
with co- panelists Jennifer Otten (University of Washington) and Atheendar Venkataramani (University of Pennsylvania), Moderator: Erin Hagan (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), 10 March 2019


The Sanibel Report Colloquium, Looking Back: Prescient Planning & Conservation 45 Years Later

Retreat and Relocations: A Climate Migration Colloquium Graphic Report