Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, AIA ASLA, is a professor and director of the graduate landscape architecture program at the City College of New York. Her work explores adaptation to climate change in urban environments and the novel transformation of landscape restoration practices. She also examines the intersection of political power, environmental activism, and public health, particularly as seen through the design of public space and policy. Her books include Depositions: Roberto Burle Marx and Public Landscapes under Dictatorship (University of Texas Press, 2018) and Structures of Coastal Resilience (Island Press, 2018). Her recent work explores Burle Marx’s early advocacy for the protection of the Amazon rainforest and the ongoing impacts of deforestation and the COVID-19 epidemic on the biome and Brazil’s Indigenous populations.