Richard Weller (jury chair) is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania where he also holds the Martin and Margy Meyerson Chair of Urbanism. Over a 30-year career combining academia, research, and practice, he has received a consistent stream of international design competition awards at all scales of landscape architecture and urban design. Weller’s design work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia, and is collected in Room 4.1.3: Innovations in Landscape Architecture (2005). His best-known built work is the Garden of Australian Dreams at the National Museum of Australia. Weller’s research work on scenario planning for cities and megaregions is found in the books Boomtown 2050: Scenarios for a Rapidly Growing City (2009) and Made in Australia: The Future of Australian Cities (2014). His most recent publication, Atlas for the End of the World (2017), documents global flashpoints between urbanization and biodiversity. Weller is co-director of The McHarg Center, a Landscape Architecture Foundation board member, and the Creative Director of LA+ Journal. For more, see:

Jenny B. Osuldsen is a partner and director of Snøhetta, an internationally renowned transdisciplinary design practice based in six countries with main studios in Oslo, Norway, and New York, USA. Osuldsen holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and an honorary doctorate from the Luleå University of Technology of Sweden. She is a professor of landscape architecture at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and an AxJohnson Guest Professor at SUDes Master’s Program in Sustainable Urban Design at the Lund University in Sweden. Her recent projects include the 7th Room TreeHotel in Harads, Sweden; the urban design of Stureplan in Stockholm, Sweden; the masterplan for the Annecy Congress Center in France; the masterplan for the Oslo Governmental Quarter in Norway; and a 19-hectare park surrounding the Max Lab IV synchrotron radiation facility in Lund, Sweden.

Charles Waldheim is the John E. Irving Professor and Director, Office for Urbanization at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Waldheim’s research examines the relations between landscape, ecology, and contemporary urbanism. He coined the term “landscape urbanism” to describe the emergent discourse and practices of landscape in relation to design culture and contemporary urbanization. On these topics, he is author of Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory (2016) and editor of The Landscape Urbanism Reader (2006). Waldheim is recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome; the Visiting Scholar Research Fellowship at the Study Centre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture; the Cullinan Chair at Rice University; and the Sanders Fellowship at the University of Michigan.

Lola Sheppard is a founding partner of Lateral Office and Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Lateral Office is an architecture practice that operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. The studio describes its practice process as a commitment to design as a research vehicle to pose and respond to complex, urgent questions in the built environment, engaging in the wider context and climate of a project – social, ecological, or political. Sheppard’s work has been exhibited extensively and she has lectured across the USA, Canada, and Europe. Lateral Office was awarded a Special Mention at the 2014 Venice Biennale for Architecture, a PA award in 2013, and the 2012 Holcim Gold for Sustainable Construction for North America, for their work on the Arctic. Sheppard is co-author (with Mason White) of Many Norths: Spatial Practice in a Polar Territory (2017) and of Pamphlet Architecture 30, COUPLING: Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism (2011). Sheppard is a co-editor of the journal Bracket.

Geoff Manaugh is a freelance writer, author of the New York Times-bestselling book A Burglar’s Guide to the City (2016), and former director of Studio-X NYC, an off-campus event space and urban futures think tank run by Columbia GSAPP. He is well known for his architecture blog BLDGBLOG and regularly cover issues related to cities, technology, and design for publications ranging from The New York Times Magazine to The Atlantic. In 2016, A Burglar’s Guide to the City was optioned for television by CBS Studios and, in 2017, his short story “Ernest,” published by VICE, was optioned for film by Legendary Entertainment. He has taught graduate design studios at Columbia University, USC, and UC Berkeley. Manaugh lives in Los Angeles, where he is writing a book on the history and future of quarantine. For more, see:

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Beatrice Galilee is the Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She trained in architecture at Bath University, and holds an MSc in History of Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Galilee specializes in the dissemination of architecture and design through media, curatorial practice, research, editing, and teaching. She was the Chief Curator of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, “Close, Closer,” and has curated exhibitions and events around the world including 2013 and 2012 Milan Design Weeks, 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, and 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale. She is the co-founder and director of The Gopher Hole, an exhibition and event space in London, architectural critic at Domus, and associate lecturer at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London. She was the architecture editor of Icon Magazine between 2006 and 2009.

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