Design with Nature Now

Edited by Frederick Steiner, Richard Weller, Karen M'Closkey, and Billy Fleming

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Design with Nature Now

Pub Date: October 2019

ISBN: 9781558443938

368 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $80.00£66.00

Design with Nature Now

Edited by Frederick Steiner, Richard Weller, Karen M'Closkey, and Billy Fleming

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Named a best book of 2019 by the American Society of Landscape Architect’s The Dirt, Design with Nature Now celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ian McHarg’s seminal book Design with Nature, which set forth a new vision for regional planning using natural systems. A team of landscape architects and planners from the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design have showcased some of the most advanced ecological design projects in the world today. Written in clear language and featuring vivid color images, Design with Nature Now demonstrates McHarg’s enduring influence on contemporary practitioners as they contend with climate change and other 21st-century challenges.
"Like Ian McHarg's classic Design with Nature, this beautiful and fulsome reprise of his earlier work inspires us with its sheer virtuosity. Yes, it looks back at the pioneering work of McHarg but, much more, it elucidates contemporary challenges with boldness and precision. Human destruction and climate change are front and center, but so is dynamic planning and deep understanding of the places we inhabit and the ecological threats they face. A true manual for spaceship Earth!”
"This exceptional book presents the enduring wisdom of Ian McHarg to a new generation. His insights, freshly interpreted in the pages of landscape designs and drawings, give me hope for the future of our planet."
"Ian McHarg would be heartened to see the range and quality of thinking he's inspired. Each of these essays will leave you with an enlarged sense of possibility, which is a great gift in a constrained world."
"This collection of essays and projects should inspire any environmental policy maker, planner, or landscape architect to forge broader coalitions and act regionally and globally to save our fragile ecosystems and protect the future of humanity." American Society of Landscape Architect's The Dirt

About the Author

Frederick Steiner serves as the dean and Paley Professor for the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design.  
 
Richard Weller is the Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture and coexecutive director of the Ian L. McHarg Center at The University of Pennsylvania. 
 
Karen M’Closkey is cofounder of PEG office of landscape and architecture, an award-winning design and research practice based in Philadelphia. She is also an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design.   

Billy Fleming is the Wilks Family Director of the Ian L. McHarg Center at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.