Prof. Lois Brink (United States)
Lois Brink is professor at the University of Colorado in Denver (UCD), USA. Learning Landscapes have been her primary research during the past ten years. This current research is threefold: 1) design and construct environments that contain a range of opportunities or affordances for healthy living; 2) empower children and communities through programs for after-school activities, community organizing, healthy eating and active living; and 3) evaluate and research in a comprehensive manner.
Learning Landscapes have helped Denver Public Schools with fundraising, designed and constructed nearly a hundred schoolyards in Denver and currently have a National Institutes of Health grant to study the effects of schoolyards on children’s physical activity levels.
Prior to joining UCD, Lois spent ten years in private practice in Philadelphia and Denver.