Editors DLA Conference

Prof. Dr. James F. Palmer

Dr. James F. Palmer has had a distinguished professional career in landscape architecture spanning 45 years, focusing on the assessment of landscape character and aesthetic quality. Knowledge about identifying, assessing and manipulating the landscape’s visual character holds a prominent place in the practice of landscape architecture. Jim is among a handful of research landscape architects whose expertise has led the way in informing our scientific understanding of visual impacts, community landscape values, and other landscape aesthetics issues.
After 25 years at the SUNY College of Environmental Science he holds the position of Professor Emeritus. Currently he is the principal of Scenic Quality Consultants and senior landscape architect with T. J. Boyle Associates, both in Burlington, Vermont. Through publications, peer reviews, court expert testimony, and teaching he has raised the standards in the field by investigating the validity and reliability of landscape architectural research and professional practices.

Prof. Erich Buhmann

Erich Buhmann founded the series of Digital Landscape Architecture Conferences, DLA, in 1999. The DLA was inspired by the earlier international conference „Our Visual Landscape“ held by ETH Zürich.
As founding director of the MLA Programm of Anhalt University and practicing landscape architect, Erich established a platform for merging the international need of the profession to adapt the rapidly developing digital challenges with the exchange of current research and teaching practices in this field. The DLA conference is supported by many colleagues  teaching digital methods in landscape architecture and in neighboring fields world wide.
Since 2016, the peer reviewed publication of conference contributions has been developed into Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture,JoDLA, which is listed in Scopus.
Erich serves as Scientific Chair for the DLA and as one of the Chief Editors of the Journal.

Dr. Sigrid Hehl-Lange

Dr. Sigrid Hehl-Lange, is a research fellow in the Department of Landscape Architecture, the University of Sheffield. She has broad research experience in landscape planning and landscape ecology, landscape modelling and visualisation as well using virtual landscapes in a decision-making context.

Stephen M. Ervin

… is Director of Computer Resources and Assistant Dean for Information Technology at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a Lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Ervin teaches and conducts research in the areas of design, computing, media and technology, with a special interest in landscape modeling and visualization, and the emergent topic of GeoDesign. He is the co-author of ‘Landscape Modeling: Digital Techniques for Landscape Visualization’ by McGraw-Hill (ASLA Merit award winner in 2002). Ervin has taught and lectured worldwide and published articles in a number of journals. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and holds a MLA degree from the University of Massachusetts and a PhD in Urban Studies from MIT.

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