Phil Birge-Liberman

Associate Professor in-Residence

Department of Geography, Sustainability, Community, and Urban Studies

Phil Birge-Liberman is an urban-historical geographer. His research examines the changing social practices of urban park use, the privatization of public space, and the relationship between the restoration of historic parks, gentrification and urban sustainability. In teaching, he often partners his classes with community organizations to solve pressing urban/community problems. For more information on Prof. Birge-Liberman please view his profile at


B.S., Geography, Bridgewater State University (1997). M.A., Geography, Western Michigan University (1999). Ph.D., Geography, Syracuse University (2014).

Areas of Specialty

Urban historical geography, political economy of urban parks, urban ecology and sustainable urbanism, historic preservation and urban redevelopment, gentrification and social justice.

Phil Birge Liberman
Contact Information
Mailing Address
University of Connecticut
10 Prospect Street
Hartford, CT 06103-2814
Office LocationHartford Times Building (HTB), 514