How will Southern California respond to the pressures of growth while achieving sustainability and good community design? One part of the answer lies in collaborations between planning, landscape architecture, architecture and graphic design. Today’s challenges call for a coordinated approach that reaches all the way to the education of professionals in those fields.
The 2008 Dale Prize winners explored opportunities for collaboration between planning, architecture, landscape architecture, and art in professional practice and education. How should planning and the design professions work together to address issues such as sustainability and climate change? What practice trends should shape planning and design education? In turn, how can planning and design education contribute to practice and learning in other disciplines?
Farmer is Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners. Farmer is uniquely qualified to advise us on changes in planning and related design fields. He has advanced the planning movement in America and internationally with his leadership and advocacy. He spent 20 years in senior management planning positions, served as an adjunct faculty member at numerous universities, and was a founding faculty member of the graduate program in planning at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Farmer holds a B.A. and B. Arch., and a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. His authorship includes contributions to Smart Growth in a Changing World and Planners and Politics, as well as a regular column in Planning.
Malecha is Dean of the College of Design at North Carolina State University. He is an architect, an educator, and academic leader in interdisciplinary design education. Malecha is former Dean of the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona. He is First President/President Elect of the American Institute of Architects (2008/2009). His career is characterized by academic leadership and scholarly reflection on design education. Malecha received the 2003 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education from AIA and ACSA. He holds a B. Arch and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University. His authorship includes The Learning Organization, Reconfiguration in the Study and Practice of Architecture, The Design Studio, The Study of Design and many others.