Rebekah VanWieren - Assistant Professor, M.L.A., 2009, University of Michigan.
The primary focus of my research is on ecological landscape design in the context of brownfield redevelopment and community planning and design. I am particularly interested in understanding the unique design challenges in rural and urban brownfield redevelopment, and how integrated design strategies should be used to meet sustainability goals. I also study the design and planning of green infrastructure and networks at community and regional scales.
Recent research projects explored future alternatives for a 130-acre brownfield site, effective Low Impact Development strategies for brownfields, and how vacant land can best be managed and developed as natural assets based on ecological value.
AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY
HORT 225: Landscape Graphics I
HORT 335: Site Development
HORT 432: Advanced Landscape Design
HORT 491 (special topics): Urban Design studio
HORT 491 (special topics): Environmental Planning & Design
M.L.A., Landscape Architecture, University of Michigan, 2009
M.S., Natural Resource Planning & Policy, University of Michigan, 2009
B.A., Biology and Environmental Studies, St. Olaf College, 2001
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
American Society of Landscape Architects, Idaho/Montana Chapter
Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture
United States International Association for Landscape Ecology
Montana Institute on Ecosystems