Landscape + Urbanism at MIT

landscape intelligence
We focuse on analyzing the forces that shape the built and natural environment and using that understanding to design strategic solutions to the most pressing environmental and social challenges of our time – including climate change, renewable energy, water conservation, landscape toxicity, deindustrialization, environmental justice, adaptive reuse and the design of cultural landscapes.

We make use of rapidly expanding design and technological tools that enable new readings of landscape systems, and the flows and forces that shape the world, to create projects that are consonant with the deep context of a place, as opposed to superficial cosmetic design.

Professionals who use these newly developing tools to understand how natural and cultural systems function dynamically in cities, and how they interact with new design and planning interventions, will be the leaders in producing the smart urban landscapes of the future.