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Sustainability designer and urban planner Timothy Beatley to talk at Penn State

Noted author and educator named Department of Landscape Architecture's 2015 John R. Bracken Fellow

Dr. Timothy Beatley, the Penn State Department of Landscape Architecture's 2015 Bracken Fellow Credit: Timothy BeatleyAll Rights Reserved.

At 6 p.m. on Nov. 4, the Department of Landscape Architecture's 2015 John R. Bracken Fellow, Timothy Beatley, will deliver a lecture titled, "Designing Cities that Love Nature," as part of the Stuckeman School lecture series. The lecture will take place in the Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space. A reception honoring Beatley will follow immediately after the lecture. Both events are free and open to the public.

Beatley is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, and chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia (UVA), where he has taught for the last 28 years.  

Beatley is the author or co-author of more than 15 books, including, "Green Urbanism: Learning from European Cities" (recently translated into Chinese and Korean), "Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age," "Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature Into Urban Design and Planning," and, most recently, "Blue Urbanism: Connecting Oceans and Cities." Beatley’s book, "Ethical Land Use" was declared by the American Planning Association to be one of the “100 Essential Books in Planning.” Beatley also writes a column for Planning Magazine called “Ever Green,” which has appeared every other month since 2008. He is a regularly contributor to the Nature of Cities collective blog.

Beatley founded and directs the Biophilic Cities Project at UVA (, and recently helped to launch a global Biophilic Cities Network. He also co-founder and co-director, with Reuben Rainey, of UVA’s Center for Design and Health, within the School of Architecture. He has been the recipient of the All-University Teaching Award at UVA, and also received the Outstanding Faculty Award, the state’s highest award for faculty at its public universities (awarded by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia). 

Beatley holds a doctoral degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master's degree in political science from UNC, a masters of urban planning from the University of Oregon, and a bachelor's degree in city planning from the University of Virginia.

Note: The Department of Landscape Architecture will provide Pennsylvania Clock Hour certificates (one total hour) for any PA-DE ASLA members who attend this education program.

Last Updated November 02, 2015