M.L.A. University of Pennsylvania (2009)
B.Arch. Cooper Union (2005)
Nicholas Pevzner is an Assistant Professor in the department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at UPenn’s Weitzman School of Design, and is a Faculty Fellow at UPenn's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. His research spans across the topics of ecological systems, energy landscapes, and climate policy. Grounded in a socio-ecological framework, his work focuses on ecological systems and their integration into design, and energy systems and their integration into culturally contested landscapes. His teaching and research look for opportunities for decarbonization across sectors, investigating the impacts of climate policy on physical built environment, on cultural attitudes, and on implications for spatial justice.
He teaches design studios, as well as courses on urban ecology, urban design, and the history of energy systems. He recently taught a series of studios looking at the wildfire threat in the American West, that explored the intersection of fire, forestry, jobs, and carbon.
Renewable Energy Landscapes
Urban Ecology, Extraction, and Climate
Landscape and the Green New Deal
Scenario Journal (Co-Editor)
Scenario Journal is an open-access nonprofit digital publication that showcases interdisciplinary conversations between design and ecology. It seeks to be a free and accessible platform for bringing together work from practitioners, academics and students of landscape, planning, architecture, engineering, art, and environmental science. Every issue tackles a current topic from a diversity of disciplinary viewpoints. Scenario Journal is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Scenario 6: Migration, Summer 2017
Scenario 5: Extraction, Fall 2015
Scenario 4: Building the Urban Forest, Spring 2014
Scenario 3: Rethinking Infrastructure, Spring 2013
Scenario 2: Performance, Spring 2012