John Wagner, PhD, is a Project Manager for Economic Development at Metro, St. Louis’ public transit authority. He is also an adjunct professor at Saint Louis University’s Center for Sustainability, teaching in both the Masters of Sustainability and Urban Planning and Real Estate Development programs.
A native of Indiana, Wagner spent ten years working as an environmental chemist before earning his Masters of Urban Planning degree at the University of Kansas and his doctorate in Public Policy at Saint Louis University. His dissertation examined the sustainability of Forest Park, a large urban park in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to being interested in the work of Aldo Leopold, Wagner is also the author of The Forest for the Trees: The Benefits of the Trees of Forest Park. He lives in west St. Louis County with his wife and two children.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- The Land Ethic Evolved
A response to “How is nature critical to a 21st century urban ethic?”