Prof. Alan M Berger

Norman B (1938) and Muriel Leventhal Professor of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture
Head, CDD-City Design and Development Group
Research Director, CAU-MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism
Director, P-REX Lab

Primary DLC

Department of Urban Studies and Planning

MIT Room: 10-485

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Landscape Architecture
Infrastructure (e.g, Railroad) Landscape Development and/or Reclamation
Wetlands Reclamation and Agricultural Water Development

Research Summary

Berger's main area of interest focuses on landscape and urbanization. From abandoned mine pits, mountains of slag and pools of cyanide, to vacant land, landfills, military installations, infrastructure networks, and places associated with low- density urbanization, Berger's research and practice discovers new ways to see, measure, and act on highly disturbed sites and landscape systems earmarked for adaptive reuse by society. His work emphasizes the link between our consumption of natural resources, and the waste and destruction of landscape at regional and local scales.

Recent Work