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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 9: Elizabeth Meyer

First published 1st Mar, 2007

Republished 1st Jan, 2021

Elizabeth Meyer is an Associate Professor and has twice acted as the Director of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia. Here, she discusses her latest book project entitled 'Groundwork', past and present landscape architectural theory, creativity, site interpretation, the ASLA Student Awards, women in the practice, and the MOMA Groundswell Exhibition.

Some of her published writings include "Uncertain Parks. Disturbed Sites, Citizens and a Risk Society" in Czerniak and Hargreaves’ Large Parks (2007), "Site Citations: Grounding the Modern Landscape" in Burns and Kahns' Site Matters (2005), and "The Post-Earth Day Conundrum: Translating Environmental Values into Landscape Design" in Conan’s Environmentalism in Landscape Architecture.

Introducing Elizabeth & the Groundwork Book

Ch. 1


Innovation in Theory & LA's Voice

Ch. 2


Allied Discourses & Histories

Ch. 3


Site Interpretation & Pedagogies

Ch. 4


Teaching & ASLA's Student Awards

Ch. 6



Ch. 7


Women in Landscape Architecture

Ch. 9


Manifestos & Advice for Graduates

Ch. 11