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Terragrams is a podcast series providing a wide portal into the world of landscape architecture by the professionals who shape it. Running from 2006 to 2012, the podcast dispatched over 30 interviews. It is now being re-edited and re-broadcast. Learn more about Terragrams.

Dispatch 7: Thomas Campanella

First published 13th May, 2006

Republished 11th Dec, 2020

Tom Campanella is an assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Visiting Lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and China’s Nanjing University Graduate School of Architecture.

He is co-editor of the book The Resilient City - How Modern Cites Recover from Disaster and author of Republic of Shade: New England and the American Elm as well as Cites from the Sky: An Aerial Portrait of America. In this dispatch he discusses resilient cities, the loss of the American Elm tree, the American suburb, and current developments in China.

Introducing Tom & the Resilient City

Ch. 1


New Orleans & Vulnerable Cities

Ch. 2


Firefighting & Forestry

Ch. 3


The Changing Chinese City

Ch. 4


Changes in Chinese Architecture

Ch. 5


The Evolution of the Small Town

Ch. 8