Landscape Architecture

Cover of Seeing Trees book by Sonja Dumpelmann
This fall, landscape historian Sonja Dümpelmann joined the Weitzman School as standing faculty in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Dümpelmann’s research and writing focuses on 19th and 20th century landscape history, and contemporary landscape architecture in the Western World, with a particular focus on the urban environment in Germany, Italy, and the United States. At Weitzman, she is teaching a core class on 19th and 20th century landscape history and theory. 
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A "groundbreaking journal" with "stunning visual style" and "a record of editorial excellence." These are all comments from the 2019 ASLA jury on presenting LA+ with an
Varshini Prakash on stage at Irvine Auditorium with four speakers seated behind.

Prakash spoke as part of the panel “Building Power: Bold Visions for a Green New Deal,” alongside Stephanie Kelton, Kate Aronoff, Kate Orff, Peggy Deamer, Daniel Aldana Cohen, and Billy Fleming.

The September conference “Designing a Green New Deal” brought together historians, sociologists, designers, elected officials, writers and activists in order to focus attention on how a new series of landscape interventions and job-creating programs could avoid the pitfalls of the past.
Sean Burkholder in a landscape
Recently named the Andrew Gordon Assistant Professor at the Weitzman School, Sean Burkholder is working to advance the practice of landscape architecture with projects like Healthy Port Futures, an effort to improve water quality, reduce the impact of dredging, and create new wetlands around the Great Lakes
In July, the Weitzman School of Design welcomed Sonja Dümpelmann to the standing faculty in the Department of Landscape Architecture.
Chris Marcinkoski moderating a panel with Tom Campanella, Kate John-Alder, and Jonah Susskind, .
This year, on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Design With Nature, the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design launched a new research and education center named for its legendary author, the Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology, along with a conference and a series of exhibitions meant to investigate McHarg’s legacy.
A bronze bust of Stuart Weitzman is unveiled by Dean Fritz Steiner (left) and President Amy Gutmann, while Weitzman (right) looks on during the Stuart Weitzman School of Design naming celebration.

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Designer and footwear industry icon Stuart Weitzman was honored in a ceremony Thursday celebrating the naming of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design and Stuart Weitzman Plaza. President Amy Gutmann thanked Weitzman for a “lifetime of engagement with Penn,” saying he “believes in the power of design to immeasurably improve the human experience.” 
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Article titled "In conversation with Paola Antonelli"
Paola Antonelli is senior curator of architecture and design, and director of research and development, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. She is on a mission to introduce—and explain—design to the world. In 2015, she was recognized with an AIGA Medal for “expanding the influence of design in everyday life by sharing fresh and incisive observations and curating provocative exhibitions at MoMA.” Antonelli has been rated one of the 100 most powerful people in the world of art by Art Review and Surface Magazine, and one of the 25 most incisive design visionaries by Time Magazine. Daniel Pittman interviewed Antonelli in New York on behalf of LA+ Journal.
Cover of "Charleston Fancy, Little houses and big dreams in the holy city"
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 Desig
Meto Johan Vroom

Vroom was taking part in the ASU symposium entitled Landscape Architecture: Ecology and Design and Planninng.

We have lost the Dutch master of landscape architecture education this week. He was a member of Ian McHarg's first class of Master of Landscape Architecture graduates at Penn. 
World map showing hot spot cities in red
At the edges of cities and metro regions across the world—the peri-urban landscapes where developed land and rural land overlap—human settlements are pushing up against sensitive plant and animal habitats and threatening to accelerate the already swift decline of biodiversity on earth. Such conflicts are common. But in some cities, where growth is encroaching on ecosystems rich with unique species, called biodiversity hotspots, the threat is particularly acute. Those are the places that Richard Weller, the Martin and Margy Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and professor and chair of landscape architecture at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, has identified as "hotspot cities." They were the subject of a two-day symposium that drew planners, conservationists, and policymakers.