University of California, Berkeley
is a Professor in the Landscape Architecture Program of the Department of Human Ecology at U.C. Davis. Prior to 2007 he taught in Community and Regional Planning Program at the University of New Mexico, and in the Department of City and Regional Planning at U.C. Berkeley, where he received his Master of City Planning and Ph.D. degrees. He is interested in how many different planning and design strategies can work together to produce more sustainable communities. His research focuses on 1) theory and practice of sustainable development; 2) climate change planning; and 3) urban morphology and the evolution of built landscapes in metropolitan regions. Other interests include regional planning and theory of social change. Wheeler is the author of three books, Planning for Sustainability: Towards Livable, Equitable, and Ecological Communities (Routledge; second edition 2013); Climate Change and Social Ecology: A New Perspective on the Climate Challenge (Routledge, 2012); and The Sustainable Urban Development Reader (co-edited with Tim Beatley) (Routledge; third edition 2014). He is currently working on a fourth volume entitled Built Landscapes: Patterns of Urban Form and their Implications for Sustainability.