Sam Dennis, Jr.

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture


  • Landscape architecture (parks and park systems; urban outdoor spaces; not residential landscaping)
  • Community design (working with communities to design and build shared community spaces),¬†Children’s environments (planning, design and evaluation of outdoor spaces where children spend a large part of their lives such as: daycare, preschool, K-12, church, hospital, museum)
  • Nature play: research on importance of free play in natural settings for health and well-being of children and youth
  • Built environment and health: research concerning the environmental supports and barriers to active living, particularly with medically underserved populations

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Project Area: Southwest Madison

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