- BLA and MLA, State University New York Syracuse
- Ph.D, Urban and Regional Science. Texas A&M
As an educator and researcher, Laura Musacchio works to advance the
intellectual foundation of sustainable landscapes in landscape design
and landscape science. Her current research tests alternative landscape
hypotheses for how human-created restoration and cultivation patterns
affect biodiversity, hydrological, and energy conservation in
metropolitan landscapes, which includes urban and rural places. Some
current projects emphasize the themes of re-greening cities, designing
sustainable cities, and regenerating great bioregions. In addition to
teaching in the Department of Landscape Architecture, she is affiliated
with the Ph.D and MS programs in Conservation Biology, Water Resources
Sciences and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, and is
on the editorial boards of Landscape Ecology and Landscape and Urban Planning. For more information, please go to her web site at www.lauramusacchio.com.
- Musacchio, Laura. 2009. Guest Editor, The Ecology and Culture of Landscape Sustainability. Special issue of Landscape Ecology 24 (8).
- Musacchio, Laura. 2009. The
scientific basis for the design of landscape sustainability: A
conceptual framework for translational landscape research and practice
of designed landscapes and the six Es of landscape sustainability. Landscape Ecology 24 (8): 993-1013.
- Musacchio, Laura. 2009. Pattern: process metaphors for metropolitan landscapes, Book chapter in Ecology of Cities and Towns, edited by Mark McDonnell, Jürgen Breuste, and Amy Hahs, 484-502. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Musacchio, Laura. 2008. Guest editor, “Metropolitan Landscape Ecology.”. Special issue of Landscape Journal 27 (1).
- Musacchio, Laura, Esra Ozdenerol, Margaret Bryant, and Tom Evans. 2005. Changing landscapes, changing disciplines: Seeking to understand interdisciplinarity in landscape ecological change research. 2005. Landscape and Urban Planning 73 (4): 326-338.
- Musacchio, Laura, and Ann Forsyth. 2005. Designing Small Parks: A Manual Addressing Social and Ecological Concerns. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.
- LA5203: Ecological Dimensions of Space Making
- LA5204: Landscape Ecology
- LA5400: Re-greening Cities and Bioregions Seminar
- LA8203: Making Regional Landscape Space