Prof.Dr. Carl Steinitz

Prof.Dr. Carl Steinitz

For serious societal and environmental issues, designing for change is inevitably a collaborative endeavor, with participants from various design professions and geographic sciences, linked by technology from several locations for rapid communication and feedback, and reliant on transparent communication with the people of the place who are also direct participants. The framework within which I organize most of my work and teaching strategies has been published in my recent book A Framework for Geodesign, ESRI Press, 2012. I will present an example application of my framework under conditions of little time and small data.
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Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Emeritus Harvard Graduate School of Design Carl Steinitz began his affiliation with the Harvard Graduate School of Design as a research associate in the Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis in 1966. He has held the position of Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the Graduate School of Design since 1973. Professor Steinitz has devoted much of his academic and professional career to improving methods to analyze large land areas and make decisions about conservation and development. His applied research focuses on highly valued landscapes that are undergoing substantial pressures for change. His teaching encompasses such courses as Theories and Methods of Landscape Planning and Visual Landscape Assessment and Management.
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 (USA). In 2002, he was honored as one of Harvard University's outstanding teachers.
Professor Steinitz is principal author of "Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes", Island Press, 2003, and author of "A Framework for Geodesign", Esri Press, 2012