Janet Loebach is an environmental design researcher, consultant and teacher hailing from Ontario, Canada. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis (http://dea.human.cornell.edu/) at Cornell University. Dr. Loebach received a Master of Environmental Design from the School of Architecture and Planning at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia), and a PhD in Children’s, Urban and Health Geographies from the Department of Geography at Western University. Janet is a registered Professional Civil Engineer (Ontario) and the Principal Consultant for Thrive Design Consulting. Her research and practice focuses on children’s perception and use of their everyday environments, and the socio-environmental factors which influence children’s behaviour and well-being. She recently completed a Community-Based Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Institute for Mental Health Policy research (Toronto & London, Ontario), where she investigated socio-environmental factors influencing the time child spend outdoors, and the impacts of neighbourhood type on children’s community-based play and mobility. Other areas of expertise include assessment and design of natural and built play and learning environments for children. She also has extensive experience with participatory, child-led and community-based design and planning processes. Dr. Loebach currently serves as Vice President of the International Play Association (Canada) and as Co-Chair of the Children, Youth & Environments Network of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA).