Thursday, January 5, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Center / Architecture + Design, 1218 Arch Street
Our guest will be Frederick “Fritz” Steiner, dean of PennDesign. Steiner, a landscape architect, recently returned to Philadelphia after many years away. He’ll share observations about cities in general and Philadelphia in particular. Steiner is the author, most recently, of Human Ecology (Second edition, Island Press, 2016), and co-editor of Nature and Cities: The Ecological Imperative in Urban Design and Planning (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, 2016). A PennDesign alumnus (MRP’77, MA’86, PhD’86), he served as Dean of the School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin for 15 years. He previously taught at Penn and the following institutions: Arizona State University, Washington State University, and the University of Colorado at Denver. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and a Scholar at the Penn Institute for Urban Research.