DLA 2017 Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey

Adrienne Grêt-Regamey is Professor at the Chair of Planning Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS) at the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development, ETH since 2008. Her research currently focuses on understanding how the interactions and/or actions of humans shape landscapes at various temporal and spatial scales, using different land-use decision models in forecasting and backcasting modes. For fostering participatory landscape planning, she investigates how people perceive the landscape in the new AudioVisual Lab, where state-of-the-art 3D visualizations and auralizations of landscape changes are generated and decision support tools developed. She explores intensively how an iterative process between design and science can allow co-creating place specific responses satisfying human needs and demands for well-being in a sustainable manner. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles. More information on the Planning of Landscape and Urban System group at ETH Zürich can be found under www.plus.ethz.ch.

Prof. Kristen Kurland

Teaching Professor of Architecture, Information Systems, and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
H. John Heinz III College/School of Architecture
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Kristen Kurland is a Teaching Professor of Architecture, Information Systems, and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College and School of Architecture. She holds a courtesy appointment in Civil and Environmental Engineering, is Past President of CMU's Andrew Carnegie Society, and recently served on CMU's Board of Trustees.

Professor Kurland's research focuses on interdisciplinary collaborations in health, the built environment, spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and 3D and data Visualization. She works closely with CMU colleagues and students on health, urban design, economic development, sustainability, and information technology and data issues. She actively collaborates with the City of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, and many public health departments.

She has a strong interest in technology-enhanced learning and has been teaching online courses since 1999. Her distance courses are taught in the Heinz College Master of Medical Management (MMM), Master Science of Information Technology (MSIT), and Adelaide Australia programs.

In addition to her full time faculty position at CMU, Ms. Kurland is the president of a local consulting firm that has implemented computer technology programs in numerous organizations. Her clients include architects, engineers, hospitals, universities, corporations, as well as local, state, and federal governments.

Professor Kurland is also the co-author of a series of best-selling GIS workbooks for Esri, Inc. the world's leading GIS software developer.

Arancha Munoz-Criado

Landscape architect and urban planner from Spain.
After Harvard she opened a private office in Valencia. She designed and built many very impressive projects, mainly public parks. She then accepted the President's (a childhood friend) request to run the landscape planning (actually general planning) department of the autonomous region of Valencia. There, she totally revised the planning and conservation process and this was based in digital methods.
Arancha Munoz-Criad then was asked by Jack Dangermond to run Esri's (Jack's) Green Infrastructure study of the USA (the whole mainland USA!). Arancha Munoz-Criad designed the approach and managed the team.
She was before also the keynote speaker at the 2016 Geodesign Summit.
She is now back in private consulting practice, and is designing the green infrastructure plan of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with ARUP.

Bradley Cantrell, Harvard University, United States

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Antje Stokman, University of Stuttgart, Germany

One day workshop June 7, 2017

Geodesign for teachers

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.
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

Justine Holzman, University of Tennessee, United States

90 minute workshop, June 8, 2017
Introducing Responsive Landscape in Landscape Design

Invited Session Chairs for DLA 2017

Dr. Ulrike Wissen Hayek

Ulrike Wissen Hayek is Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Chair Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems (PLUS) at the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development, ETH Zurich (Switzerland) since 2008. She holds a diploma in Landscape Architecture and Planning from the Technical University of Munich (Germany) and a PhD from the ETH Zurich, where she focused on "Virtual Landscapes for Public Participation". At PLUS she leads the interdepartmental Landscape Visualization and Modeling Lab (LVML) and the new AudioVisual Lab in collaboration with the Chair of Landscape Architecture of Prof. Christophe Girot. Her research focuses on developing and implementing GIS-based 3D landscape visualizations and audio-visual simulations for landscape and environmental planning.

Prof. Dr. James Palmer

Dr. James F. Palmer has had a distinguished professional career in landscape architecture spanning 40 years, focusing on the assessment of landscape character and aesthetic quality. He has a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He conducted research and taught in the landscape architecture and environmental studies departments for 25 years at State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where he is now an Emeritus Professor. Currently he is licensed landscape architect with T. J. Boyle Associates in Burlington, Vermont, where he evaluates the aesthetic impacts of renewable energy development.

Prof. Dr. Dana Tomlin

Dana Tomlin is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and an Adjunct Professor in Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University.  Dr. Tomlin's work focuses on the development and application of geographic information systems (GIS).  As designer of the Map Analysis Package GIS, author of GIS and Cartographic Modeling (ESRI Press 2012), an inductee to URISA's GIS Hall of Fame, and originator of the Map Algebra language embodied in most of today's raster-based GIS software, Tomlin is recognized as one of the world's leading contributors to this field.

Dr. Stephen Ervin, Harvard University, United States

Pia Fricker, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Dr. Sigrid Hehl-Lange, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Dr. Barty Warren-Kretzschmar, Utah State University, United States

DLA Chair

Prof. Erich Buhmann

Prof. Erich Buhmann holds a bachelor degree in landscape architecture from Munich-Weihenstephan and a MLA as Fulbright Scholar from SUNY Syracuse. He was appointed Professor at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in 1995 where he was the founding director of the English language Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program. He organizes the annual international spring conference on IT in landscape architecture. Since 2016 he serves as Editor in chief for the Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture JoDLA. As a registered landscape architect, he is a partner in the landscape architecture firm ATELIER BERNBURG.