Louise Chawla, Professor Emerita at the University of Colorado Boulder, is an environmental psychologist whose work focuses on the benefits of access to nature for children, the development of active care for the natural world, and participatory methods for engaging children and youth in design and planning. Until January 2016, she served as co-editor of the journal Children, Youth and Environments, and currently serves as advisory board member of the Children and Nature Network. She remains active with Growing Up Boulder, a project that connects faculty, students, city agencies and community partners to improve access to nature for children and youth and integrate young people’s voices into urban planning and the design of parks and housing sites.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Footprints of Delight
A response to “How can zoos and aquariums foster cultures of care and conservation?”
- In the First Country of Places: Nature, Poetry, and Childhood Memory
A book by Louise Chawla.