With a background in German, Dr. Carver started his career in publishing, working for publishing houses in New York City and Boulder. Working with authors on topics like environmental justice, segregation, and sustainability inspired him to pursue graduate school in planning. His academic interests focus on individual interactions with their environments and the concept of environmental stewardship, as well as film in the urban context. At the University of Chicago, he teaches courses that explore public space, environmental policy and participation, and sustainable urban development.
Dr. Carver received his Ph.D. in Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington and his Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Colorado Denver. He graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in German.