Ken Tamminga is Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture and is a Graduate Ecology Program faculty member. Prior to his appointment at Penn State, he was landscape architect / planner practicing with the Toronto-based firm of Hough Stansbury Woodland. Notable projects included Don Valley Brickworks, Don River restoration (“Bringing Back the Don”), and the Rouge Park, a +5,000-acre urban wildlands. He served as interim Department Head in 2000, was two-time Heinz Faculty Fellow with the Center for Water Stewardship, and was Research Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, devising the strategy for Pittsburgh’s seminal Nine Mile Run project. His urban research focuses on landscape regeneration, riparian urbanism, and engaged, collaborative design with at-risk communities. His work abroad tends toward interdisciplinary action-research: resilience-building with communities facing climate change and globalization impacts in south Asia (north India and Nepal) and sub-Sahara Africa (Ghana and Tanzania), as well as emerging ‘convivial greenstreets’ in western Europe. Tamminga likes using novel photo-technology to aid with landscape analysis and representation (gigapan, heli-kite, participatory video). Courses that he regularly leads include the award-winning Pittsburgh Studio, the Landscape Film Seminar, the Planting Studio, Community Design, and the Ridge-and-Valley field course.