Taking Action

Professional CV



Natural Cities: Designing Cities in Harmony with Nature,” MIT Spectrum, Fall 2002

“Shaping the City to Nature’s Laws” Boston Globe, May 26, 1985

Selected Awards for Professional Work


2001 International Cosmos Prize Book

2001 International Cosmos Prize Website

2002 National Design Award Finalist

The West Philadelphia Landscape Plan

2004, Community Service Award, American Society of Landscape Architects for the West Philadelphia Landscape Project

1998 Person of the Month, Philadelphia School District for the West Philadelphia Landscape Project

The Sanibel Plan, Wallace McHarg Roberts & Todd


2007 National Planning Landmark Award: Citation

Plan for Woodlands, Texas, Wallace McHarg Roberts & Todd

1974 Special Award for Contribution to a Better Environment, American Society of Landscape Architects

1974 Special Mention, US Department of Housing and Urban Development


The West Philadelphia Landscape Project

“Living on Earth,” Public Radio International

“Landscape Organism,” Landscape Architecture

Bio-City (in Japanese)

Knack, Ruth. “Dig These Gardens” Planning 60:7 (July 1994): 20-24.

Hine, Thomas. “Surroundings: A Long Buried Creek in West Philadelphia,” Philadelphia Sunday Inquirer, November 15, 1992.

The Sanibel Plan

“Paradise Island: Sanibel Island’s 1976 Plan Put Ecology First," Planning, April 2007.

Woodlands, Texas

“Ian McHarg's Woodlands: A Second Look,” Planning, August-September 2003.

West Philadelphia Project Web Sites

West Philadelphia Landscape Project