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Dana Tomlin: A Celebration of a Life Visualizing Complex Information

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 5:00pm
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Virtual event. Advance registration required.

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Dana Tomlin’s appointment to the faculty at the Weitzman School of Design. This virtual event brings together past and present colleagues and former students to celebrate the many ways in which Tomlin, who became professor emeritus of landscape architecture in July, advanced the development and application of geographic information systems, and the careers of hundreds of leading academics and practitioners.

Fritz Steiner, Dean and Paley Professor, University of Pennsylvania 

Dana: An Appreciation
Anne Whiston Spirn (MLA‘74), Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, MIT

Dana’s Legacy at Harvard
Stephen Ervin, Assistant Dean for Information Technology, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Dana’s Time at Yale
Karen C. Seto, Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography & Urbanization Science, Yale University

Dana, The Teacher
Robert Cheetham (MLA‘97), President and CEO, Azavea

Authenticity in Education
Molly Burhans, Founder and Executive Director, GoodLands

Dana’s Impacts on the GIS Profession
Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Esri

Tributes from Attendees


If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email to let us know what you need. Please note, we require at least 48 hours’ notice. If you register within 48 hours of this event, we won’t be able to secure the appropriate accommodations.