Landscape + Urbanism at MIT

Landscape + Urbanism faculty are centered in the joint Program in City Design and Development, CDD, a collaboration of the MIT Departments of Urban Studies and Planning and Architecture, also involving the Center for Real Estate and the Media Lab. The full-time faculty members bring a diversity of interests and experiences in landscape inquiry, multi-scalar urban design, and planning. Their collective expertise accommodates a wide range of customized educational paths generated from the overlapping fields of landscape and urbanism.

Eran Ben-Joseph, MA Landscape Architecture, Ph.D Environmental Planning & Urban Design Urban and physical design, standards and regulations, site planning technologies and urban simulation.

Alan Berger, MLA Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture; Environmental Planning; Urban Brownfields and Reclamation; Geospatial Mapping and Landscape Representation, Aerial Documentary Photography.

Lorlene Hoyt, MLA Landscape Architecture, MCP, Ph.D City Planning Neighborhood economic development; community development; the design, transfer, and impact of local development tools.

Anne Whiston Spirn, MLA Landscape Architecture Landscape planning and urban design; urban ecology; landscape history and theory; documentary photography.

James Wescoat, BLA Landscape Architecture, MA Geography, Ph.D Geography Water management and policy; landscape heritage conservation and design.