Stefanie Schur grew up in Monsey, New York and New City, New York, and spent much of her childhood in the Catskills and the City. She is a landscape architect and urban designer, and has created many parks and urban living environments around the world. She has also been teaching urban planning and landscape architecture at several universities in the United States and Europe for the past 20 years. Her research interests focus on cultural influences in the build environment and she is currently working toward her PhD in Germany, and working on a research & writing project about family history prior to the Shoah in southern Germany and it's connections to the founding of the State of Israel. She is also passionate about bicycling and car-free living, and will be making Aliyah in 2023.