As a new academic year begins, scholarship coming out of the Weitzman School is engaging a range of topics, including farmland preservation in Pennsylvania and Maryland, development in the megacities of Latin America, architectural resilience in Japan, and the socio-ecological legacy of Design With Nature. This is a sampling of Weitzman faculty and student research published over the summer and scheduled to be released this fall. Did we miss yours? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll include it in the next roundup.
Dean Fritz Steiner and Billy Fleming, Wilks Family Director of The McHarg Center, guest-edited a special issue of Socio-Ecological Practice Research titled “Design With Nature at 50.” The issue also features contributions from William Whitaker, Curator and Collections Manager of the Architectural Archives, and William J. Cohen (MCP’99, MA’02, PhD’03). Articles are published online at Springer.com.
Professor of City and Regional Planning Tom Daniels has a new article assessing the performance of farmland preservation in what he calls “America’s Farmland Preservation Heartland” in the journal Society & Natural Resources.
Graduate Architecture Lecturer Ariel Genadt articulates “Three Lessons from Japan on Architectural Resilience” looking at the Edo period, post-World War II, and the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake in Architectural Histories, the journal of the European Architectural History Network.