Frank Sleegers is an associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His work centers on strategies to rebuild urban environments by exploring ecology, community, art, and aesthetics. He teaches urban design studios and design competition laboratories. They integrate environmental research with urban form and tactical interventions to engage community interaction and simultaneously serve ecological and cultural functions. His work on phytotechnologies explores aesthetic values within the framework of green infrastructure and the revitalization of urban landscapes.