| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Therese Tierney

Associate Professor Emeritaat University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
United States
Focus area: Design, Urban Planning, Built Environment

Born in Palo Alto, California, Tierney is a urban historian and founding director of URL: Urban Research Lab at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. URL Lab focuses on the design implications of network technologies on cities, people, and infrastructure. Recent URL research includes smart cities and the Internet of Things, transit oriented neighborhoods, and big data analysis for urban resilience.  Tierney is the editor of "Intelligent Infrastructure: Zip Cars, Invisible Networks and Urban Transformation" (University of Virginia Press 2017);  coeditor with Anthony Burke of Network Practice: New Strategies for Architecture + Design (Princeton Architectural Press 2007). Tierney holds a PhD in Architecture with a Designated Emphasis in New Media from the University of California Berkeley, a BArch from California College of the Arts. During 2006, she was a predoctoral researcher at the MIT media lab.

Journal Articles:
General Article

Formulating Abstraction: Conceptual Art and the Architectural Object

February 2007