Associate Professor of Urban Design and Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Patty has a Master of Architecture II with Distinction from Harvard University and a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Tulane University. Patty studies the particularities of contemporary redevelopment producing uneven landscapes in U.S. urban contexts. Her recent book with David Gamble, Rebuilding the American City (Routledge, 2016) is a detailed cross-section of the contemporary strategies used in American cities to implement redevelopment amid ongoing challenges. Heyda’s professional experiences include work in Prague with the Paris firm Architectures Jean Nouvel, and urban riverfront framework plans in Washington, D.C. and St. Louis, Missouri, USA.