Emmanuel Pratt

Urban Designer/Farmer

Emmanuel Pratt is co-founder and Executive Director of the Sweet Water Foundation and founding member of axilL3C. Emmanuel Pratt earned his BArch from Cornell University, his MSAUD (Masters in Science of Architecture and Urban Design) from Columbia University, and is presently a doctoral candidate in the PhD program of Urban Planning also from Columbia University. He is also the Director of Aquaponics for Chicago State University and teaches courses within the college of Arts and Sciences. Emmanuel’s professional and academic work has involved explorations and investigations in such topics as urbanization, race/identity, gentrification, and most recently transformative processes of community development through intersections of food security and sustainable design innovation.While most of his early work was anchored in the field of architecture, Emmanuel’s work has since explored the role of art and interactive media as a key component of urban design, urban farming, and sustainability with a particular concentration on the creation of a new paradigms for 21st century city planning.

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