Summit Speaker: Charles Waldheim
June 10, 2016
John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture
Director, Office for Urbanization, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Charles Waldheim is a North American architect and urbanist. Waldheim’s research examines the relations between landscape, ecology, and contemporary urbanism. He coined the term ‘landscape urbanism’ to describe the emergent discourse and practices of landscape in relation to design culture and contemporary urbanization. Waldheim is author of Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory and editor of The Landscape Urbanism Reader.
Waldheim is John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design where he directs the School’s Office for Urbanization. Waldheim serves as the
Ruettgers Curator of Landscape at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. He is recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome; the Visiting Scholar Research Fellowship at the Study Centre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture; the Cullinan Chair at Rice University; and the Sanders Fellowship at the University of Michigan.