In this dispatch we are in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and are joined by Richard Forman. Richard is Harvard University’s Professor of Advanced Environmental Studies in the Field of Landscape Ecology. He teaches ecological courses in the Graduate School of Design as well as in the Harvard College.
Here he talks to us about his latest book entitled Urban Regions: Ecology and Planning Beyond the City. Additionally, Richard discusses the hurdles to creating a healthy urban environment, endangered landscapes, who is making a difference today, teaching, and why he finds himself at the GSD.
Richard is also the author of Landscape Ecology with Michel Godron, Land Mosaics - the Ecology of Landscapes and Regions, and Landscape Ecology Principles in Landscape Architecture and Land-Use Planning with Dramstad and Olson.