Ken Tamminga


Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture  |  Penn State University


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Welcome.
   
Here you'll find  an overview of my work in landscape architecture and spatial planning. I focus on contextual and
ecology-informed design, novel and restored ecosystems, and green places in cities. I've collaborated with action research colleagues on resilience-building projects in rural locales in south Asia, Ghana and Tanzania - places that struggle with impacts of climate change and globalisation. Currently, I'm researching convivial greenstreets in dense urban cores.
   
I regularly teach advanced and intermediate studios and courses on landscape plants.
My Pittsburgh Studio introduces students to the joys and challenges of designing in, and with, underserved communities. Occasionally, I teach a landscape film seminar that explores place-based ideas through critical viewing and videography.


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bio
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credentials
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publications
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project list
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papers, exhibits
Sculpture of human form
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teaching

project gallery


my publications: ResearchGate

  on community development: Maynooth Declaration 2018

on climate change:
IPCC 2018, Carbon Brief

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  mailing address:
      Department of Landscape Architecture
      121 Stuckeman Building
      The Pennsylvania State University
      University Park, PA   16802-1912    U.S.A.
office:  
   428 Stuckeman Building
   telephone:  +1 814 863 2377   

 

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