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Born: 1920 11 20
Died: 2001 03 05

Landscape Architect

Ian L. McHarg was born in Clydebank, Scotland and became a landscape architect and a renowned writer on regional planning using natural systems. He was the founder of the department of landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. His 1969 book Design with Nature pioneered the concept of ecological planning. It continues to be one of the most widely celebrated books on landscape architecture and land-use planning. In this book, he set forth the basic concepts that were to develop later in Geographic Information Systems.

In 2000 it was agreed to confer the first honorary doctorate in Landscape Architecture to be presented by the University of Pretoria on the internationally renowned ecologist and designer, Professor Ian McHARG, who unfortunately passed away before the degree could be conferred.

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Books citing McHARG

Emanuel, Muriel. 1980. Contemporary architects. London: Macmillan. pp 532-533

Books by McHARG

McHarg, Ian L. 1969. Design with nature. New York: Published for the American Museum of Natural History [by] the Natural History Press