SEAS and the Landscape Architecture program hosted the 2019 Whittemore Lecture on January 10.
The lecture featured Dr. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey of Zürich, Switzerland. In her presentation, entitled “Enabling Transformation by Linking Land System Science and Landscape Design,” Dr. Grêt-Regamey discussed how technologies could promote novel ways of deliberative decision-making to transform landscapes, and ultimately become language to link land system science and landscape design.
The Harlow O. Whittemore Lecture Series at SEAS was established in 1977. The series is named for Professor Harlow Whittemore, a nationally recognized leader in landscape architecture and community planning. After receiving his master’s degree in Landscape Design at Michigan in 1914, he immediately joined U-M’s faculty. Professor Whittemore taught and served as chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and City Planning until his retirement in 1958. In addition to his prominent role at U-M, he was instrumental in developing the concept for the Huron-Clinton Metro Park Authority. The endowment fund for the Whittemore Lecture was created with gifts from many of Professor Whittemore’s family, friends, and former students.