Frederick Steiner

Frederick Steiner is Dean and Paley Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design.

Previously, he served as dean of the School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. As a Fulbright-Hays scholar in 1980, he conducted research on ecological planning at the Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Steiner was a visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China (2005–2007), a 1998 Rome Prize Fellow, and the 2013–2014 William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and a Scholar at the Penn Institute for Urban Research. His most recent books include Megaregions and America’s Future (2022), with Robert Yaro and Ming Zhang; Design with Nature Now (2019), co-edited with Richard Weller, Karen M’Closkey, and Billy Fleming; Making Plans: How to Engage with Landscape, Design, and the Urban Environment (2018); and Nature and Cities (2016), co-edited with George Thompson and Armando Carbonell.

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