Landscape Architecture

Frederick Steiner: Design for a Vulnerable Planet

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00pm
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Meyerson Hall, Room B1, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia

Frederick Steiner, Dean and Paley Professor at PennDesign, talks about designing for sustainability and resilience in light of the fact that, for the first time in human history, the majority of the world's population lives in urban regions.

Dean Steiner is the author, most recently, of Human Ecology (Second edition, Island Press, 2016), and co-editor of Nature and Cities: The Ecological Imperative in Urban Design and Planning (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2016). A PennDesign alumnus (MRP’77MA’86PhD’86), Dean Steiner served as Dean of the School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin for 15 years. He previously taught at Penn and the following institutions: Arizona State University, Washington State University, the University of Colorado at Denver. He was a visiting professor of landscape architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Dean Steiner was a Fulbright-Hays scholar at Wageningen University, The Netherlands and a Rome Prize Fellow in Historic Preservation at the American Academy in Rome. During 2013-2014, he was the William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and a Scholar at the Penn Institute for Urban Research.