Keynote Speakers

Ursula Heise

University of California at Los Angeles

Erle Ellis

University of Maryland at Baltimore County


Richard Weller

University of Pennsylvania

James Corner

Field Operations

Brian Evans

Glasgow School of Art

Anne Whiston Spirn

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Billy Fleming

University of Pennsylvania

Rob Holmes

Auburn University

Kate John-Alder

Rutgers University

Nina-Marie Lister

Ryerson University

Karen M’Closkey

University of Pennsylvania

Anu Mathur

University of Pennsylvania

Laurie Olin


David Orr

Oberlin College

Catherine Seavitt

City College of New York

Allan Shearer

University of Texas

Frederick Steiner

University of Pennsylvania

Alan Berger

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ignacio Bunster-Ossa


Dana Tomlin

University of Pennsylvania

Tom Campanella

Cornell Unversity

Jillian Wallis

University of Melbourne

Laurel McSherry

The McHarg Center

Image credit: Alex MacLean

Design With Nature Now

Dynamic and visionary approaches to landscape and design in the face of climate change and global urbanization.

Image credit: Laurel McSherry

A Book of Days

The art of landscape architect Laurel McSherry.

Image Credit: Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.

The House We Live In

The Life and Times of Ian McHarg. Curated by William Whitaker.


An anthology of built and speculative works exemplifying what it means to design with nature now, this book is sponsored by the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy and features work from many of the world’s leading design thinkers and practitioners.



Level Rate
Professionals $300*
Students $100

June 21–22, 2019
The University of Pennsylvania
School of Design

* Early bird rates available until December 31, 2018. Attendees can earn up to 12 hours of continuing education credit.

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Our Sponsors

Oak Level

  • Jestena Boughton
  • Carl and Roberta Dranoff

Hickory Level

  • Biohabitats
  • esri
  • Hollander Design
  • James Corner Field Operations
  • OLIN
  • W Architecture & Landscape Architecture
  • WRT

Maple Level

  • Civitas
  • Design Workshop
  • DLANDstudio
  • Hargreaves Associates
  • MNLA
  • ​Rhodeside & Harwell
  • Dr. Jon Berger, Nimblesystems, Philadelphia
  • Mithun

Dogwood Level

  • Jonathan Rose Companies
  • Bonnie and Gary Sellers
  • Temple University’s Program in Planning and Community Development


We could like to thank the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for their generous support of the Design With Nature Now, Book of Days, and Life and Times of Ian McHarg exhibits. We would also like to thank the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy for their generous support of the book, Design With Nature Now.


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