Mission

The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology

The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology

In the spirit of Ian McHarg’s renowned philosophy for “Designing with Nature”, The Center’s mission is to build on PennDesign’s position as a global leader in urban ecological design by bringing environmental and social scientists together with planners, designers, policy-makers, and communities to develop practical, innovative ways of improving the quality of life in the places most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.