Landscape as Urbanism
Charles Waldheim, FAAR, is the John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. His teaching and research examine the relationships between landscape and contemporary urbanism. Waldheim coined the term “landscape urbanism” to describe the recent emergence of landscape as a medium of urban order for the contemporary city. Waldheim has authored numerous articles and chapters on the topic, and edited The Landscape Urbanism Reader. Waldheim has taught and lectured on contemporary urbanism across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is the recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome. Waldheim is a licensed architect and principal of Urban Agency, a multi-disciplinary consultancy in design and contemporary urbanism.