Ecological Urbanism in Practice
助理教授 博士 高级研究员
Ecology, at its core, is the study of the interaction of organisms with one another and with their environment. Ecological urbanism suggests that these relationships are social, cultural, economic, and aesthetic in addition to environmental. In speculating on urban futures, it is essential to consider the multiple ecologies of a given area. If we are to design and plan landscapes in ways that are more ecological then we need to find methods to better understand, and measure, and design with these various ecologies. This lecture will describe a four-stage research collaboration between Harvard GSD and the government of The Bahamas, which developed a collaborative method for ecological urbanism in a real-world context.
Gareth Doherty is an assistant professor of landscape architecture and senior research associate at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he is also Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture program.
Dr. Doherty's research and teaching focus on the intersections between landscape architecture, urbanism, and anthropology. His newest book, Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State, was published in 2017 by the University of California Press.
Previous publications include Is Landscape…? Essays on the Identity of Landscape, edited with Charles Waldheim (Routledge, 2016); and Ecological Urbanism, edited with Mohsen Mostafavi, (Lars Müller Publishers, 2010, and revised in 2016), which has been translated into Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese with Arabic and Persian editions in process. Doherty is a founding editor of the New Geographies journal and editor-in- chief of New Geographies 3: Urbanisms of Color.