The Institute of Ecosystem Studies to host an international conference on ecology and urban design

ity of Pennsylvania

  • Alex Felson, EDAW, Inc, New York

Following the plenary speakers, participants will discuss specific designs presented by:

  • Ignacio Bunster, Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC Philadelphia, PA

  • Jill Desimini, stossLANDSCAPEURBANISM, Boston, MA

  • Victoria Marshall, Columbia University and Till Design, Hoboken, NJ

  • Miranda Maupin, Seattle Public Utilities, WA (Current: University of Virginia)

  • Kerry McWalter, EDAW Inc, San Francisco, CA

  • Mary Miss, Mary Miss Studio, New York City, NY

  • Aromar Revi, TARU, New Delhi, India

Discussions will address the following three questions:

  1. How can ecology advance urban design?

  2. How can urban design advance ecological and social sciences?

  3. How can ecological urban design be improved?

The conference will be synthesized by ecologist Steward Pickett of the Institute of Ecosystem Studies and designer Charles Waldheim of the University of Toronto. Conference proceedings will form the basis of both a book and a website. These end products will be used to connect recommendations with the larger community of ecologists and urban designers. They will also be used to educate the next generation of urban planners.


Contact: Lori M. Quillen
845-677-7600, ext. 233
Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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