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Clare Cooper Marcus

Clare Cooper Marcus, MCRP, is a Professor Emeritius in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as the Principal of Healing Landscapes, a consulting firm that researches the effectiveness of restorative landscapes in healthcare settings.

  • Recognized for her research on the social and psychological implications of design, particularly urban open space, affordable housing, outdoor space in healthcare, and environments for children and the elderly.
  • Published four books, more than 30 articles, and has lectured and consulted in Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Iceland.
  • Teaches regularly at the Chicago Botanic Garden on healthcare garden design.
  • Recognized with awards from the Progressive Architecture, Landscape Architecture Magazine, American Institute of Architects, American Society of Landscape Architects, Environmental Design Research Association, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, American Horticultural Therapy Association, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation.
  • Received bachelor’s degree from the University of London, in Cultural and Historical Geography, followed by a Master’s degree in Urban Geography from the University of Nebraska. She worked for several years as a city planner in London, before returning to the U.S. for a second Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning at Berkeley, focusing on designed environment.

Last updated 8/25/16