Conor O'Shea’s design, research, and teaching explore and develop landscape strategies for more ecologically robust and socially equitable urban environments. His areas of interest include the urbanization of the hinterland, operational landscapes, logistics landscapes, and the geography of freight transportation in North America. He is founding principal of Hinterlands Urbanism and Landscape LLC, a design practice based in Urbana, IL and Chicago, IL. His design work has been featured in Architectural Record, Atlantic CityLab, Landscape Architecture Magazine, MAS Context Journal, and The Chicago Tribune. His writing has been published in Landscape Architecture Frontiers, MAS Context Journal, and Topos. He holds an MDes from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, a post-professional MLA from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and a BLA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.