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Summit Speaker: Carl Steinitz

Carl Steinitz
June 10, 2016

Carl Steinitz, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Honorary Professor, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London

Carl Steinitz is the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning Emeritus at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Honorary Professor at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London. Professor Steinitz has devoted much of his academic and professional career to improving methods for designing conservation and development in highly valued landscapes that are undergoing substantial pressures for change. He began his affiliation with the Harvard Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis in 1965.

In 1984, the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) presented Professor Steinitz with the Outstanding Educator Award for his “extraordinary contribution to environmental design education” and for his “pioneering exploration in the use of computer technology in landscape planning, especially in the areas of resource management and visual impact assessment.” In 1996 he received the annual “Outstanding Practitioner Award” from the International Society of Landscape Ecology. He has been honored as one of Harvard University’s outstanding teachers and by the American Society of Landscape Architects, and he has several honorary degrees. Professor Steinitz is principal author of Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes (Island Press, 2003) and author of A Framework for Geodesign, Esri Press, 2012.