The past two decades have witnessed a resurgence of ecological ideas and ecological thinking in discussions of urbanism, society, culture, and design. The field of ecology has moved from classical determinism and a reductionist Newtonian concern with stability, certainty, and order in favor of more contemporary understandings of dynamic systemic change.


LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture is an annual publication produced at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Each issue explores a theme from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, provoking new modes of inquiry, speculation and collaboration.

Copy of book, "Pressing Matters 2" sitting on wooden table.

Pressing Matters II Introduction.

Overhead view of large city area with waterfront.
LARP 701 Studio V (van Eyck): Al Doha Grand Park: Doha, Qatar
Book of Yeezus
Amanda Culp

Images from Advanced Graphic Design and Typography (FNAR 370) with David Comberg

Social Housing+, Affordable housing as a driver for urban regeneration, The Nova Luz Case Study | Sao Paulo

Housing planners around the world are looking for new policy, design, and delivery models for social housing–loosely defined as subsidized housing for low-income households.  This multi-continent super-studio will look at the potential for rethinking and re-linking social housing policy, programs, and designs in Brazil (Sao Paulo: Professor Rose), China (Beijing: Professor Al), and Canada (Toronto: Mr.

Symposium and Exhibition

Meyerson Hall, Upper and Lower Galleries

April 1-2, 2011
Hosted by the Office of the Dean


For a full information and schedule:

Johannes Stoffler, Visiting Fellow
GSD - Harvard University

Lance M. Neckar, Professor
Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota