Eliza Pennypacker

Eliza Pennypacker is a professor of landscape architecture at Penn State whose research and teaching about the roots and significance of middle class American landscape taste led her to realize that ecological landscapes must also function aesthetically if they are to be valued and sustained.  Pennypacker and coauthor Stuart Echols have taught and researched stormwater management and landscape aesthetics extensively, which has given rise to their work on the topic of "artful rainwater design" (ARD). This approach to stormwater management in landscapes as both utility and as amenity is consistently informed and expanded by their work with students at Penn State. 
 

Sustainable Cities Roundtable on Mercer Island

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:00pm PDT
Mercer Island Community & Event Center
Mercer Room
8236 SE 24th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
United States

Stormwater runoff is the number one threat to water quality in the Puget Sound. Multiple jurisdictions, non-profits, and private organizations are actively working on innovative strategies to reduce this problem, which will continue to grow as...

Stormwater runoff is the number one threat to water quality in the Puget Sound. Multiple jurisdictions, non-profits, and private organizations are actively working on innovative strategies to reduce this problem, which will continue to grow as population and development increase. But while traditional stormwater management has focused on flow control and cost savings, little attention is often paid to recognizing the value of this resource in adding amenities to a site and increasing its design aesthetic and capacity for improving site sustainability. Join Island Press authors and Penn State professors Eliza Pennypacker and Stuart Echols to discuss their book Artful Rainwater Design and hear about strategies to transform rain from a stormwater pollution and management problem to a way to enhance site design, provide multiple sustainability benefits, and celebrate rain for the precious resource that it is.

As a lunchtime event, you are welcome to bring lunch to enjoy during the Roundtable.

Artful Rainwater Design Presentation with AIA COTE Seattle

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 5:00pm PDT
AIA Committee on the Environment
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

Join Committee on the Environment to discuss the book Artful Rainwater Design and address critical environmental issues, such as global warming, habitat restoration, solid waste reduction, and community planning.

Join Committee on the Environment to discuss the book Artful Rainwater Design and address critical environmental issues, such as global warming, habitat restoration, solid waste reduction, and community planning. Eliza Pennypacker and Stuart Echols, authors of the book Artful Rainwater Design , speak about their book and engage with local stakeholders including policymakers, advocacy groups, and the local community to address environmental challenges of today. Members will to learn about the book, the research behind it, and authors’ unique approach to dealing with stormwater runoff in a design-friendly fashion. 

Contact: Missy Garvin, AIA Seattle, 206-448-4938