Ian McHarg biography

Ian McHarg

Architect, Deceased Person

1920 – 2001

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Who was Ian McHarg?

Ian L. McHarg was a Scottish 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.

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Born
Nov 20, 1920
Clydebank
Nationality
  • Scotland
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design
Died
Mar 5, 2001

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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