CHARLES WALDHEIM is the John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. His teaching and research examine the relationships between landscape and contemporary urbanism. Waldheim coined the term “landscape urbanism” to describe the recent emergence of landscape as a medium of urban order for the contemporary city. Waldheim has authored numerous articles and chapters on the topic, and edited The Landscape Urbanism Reader.

Waldheim’s writing on landscape and contemporary urbanism has appeared in Landscape Journal, Topos, Log, Praxis, 306090, Canadian Architect, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. Citing Detroit as the most legible example of urban industrial economy, Waldheim is editor of CASE: Lafayette Park Detroit and co-editor, with Georgia Daskalakis and Jason Young, of Stalking Detroit. He is currently writing the first book-length history of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, Chicago O’Hare: A Natural and Cultural History.

Waldheim has taught and lectured on contemporary urbanism across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Waldheim is a licensed architect and principal of Urban Agency, a multi-disciplinary consultancy in design and contemporary urbanism.