Alan Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Urban Studies and Planning Cambridge, Massachusetts aberger@mit.edu Office: (617) 253-6707

Bio/Research

Alan Berger is Tenured Associate Professor of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he teaches courses in the department of urban studies and planning. Berger earned his Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, Graduat...

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Bio/Research

Alan Berger is Tenured Associate Professor of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he teaches courses in the department of urban studies and planning. Berger earned his Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Arts, where he received its highest awards for design excellence and research: the Faculty Medal and Van Alen Fellowship. He is a Prince Charitable Trusts Fellow of The American Academy in Rome. He was licensed as a landscape architect in 1992.

He founded and directs P-REX, The Project for Reclamation Excellence, a multi-disciplinary research effort at MIT focusing on the design and reuse of waste landscapes worldwide. His work emphasizes the link between our consumption of natural resources, and the waste and destruction of landscape, to help us better understand how to proceed with redesigning our wasteful places for future productive uses and more intelligent outcomes. Berger currently serves as a design consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Brownfield and Superfund site revitalization in the American landscape.


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