Charles Waldheim

Charles Waldheim is John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he directs the Office for Urbanization and hosts the Future of the American City podcast. He also serves as Ruettgers Curator of Landscape at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston where he convenes The Larger (Landscape) Conversation series. Waldheim’s research examines the relationships between landscape, ecology, and contemporary urbanism. On these topics, he is author of Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory (Princeton University Press, 2016); editor of The Landscape Urbanism Reader (Princeton Architectural Press, 2006), and Case: Lafayette Park Detroit (Prestel, 2004); and co-editor of Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan (Actar, 2017), Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016), Airport Landscape: Urban Ecologies in the Aerial Age (Harvard GSD, 2016), Is Landscape?: Essays on the Identity of Landscape (Routledge, 2015), Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture (Hatje Cantz, 2014), Chicago Architecture and Urbanism: Histories, Revisions, Alternatives (University of Chicago Press, 2005), and Stalking Detroit (Actar, 2001).