Lorien Nesbitt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia. Drawing on a desire to help create liveable and equitable urban environments, her research and teaching focus on urban forestry and environmental justice, using a social-ecological lens. Additional areas of research interest and activity include the role of urban forests in human health and well-being, nature-based solutions to climate change and climate justice, and the use of smart technologies in understanding and managing urban social-ecological systems. In the realm of environmental justice, Lorien’s current research is particularly concerned with understanding the nature and dynamics of green gentrification, and building holistic approaches to environmental justice, with a focus on stewardship relationships and uncovering the mechanisms of environmental injustice. Lorien’s research has appeared in leading journals, including Progress in Human Geography, Landscape and Urban Planning, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Environment International and Earth’s Future.