Laureates of the Japan Prize


Prof. Ian L. McHarg

2000 Japan Prize Laureate

City Planning
Establishment of an ecological city planning process and proposal of a land use evaluation system
Commemorative Lecture
Design with Nature
Nationality: USA
Date of Birth: November 20, 1920
Academic Degrees:
1949 Bachelor, Landscape Architecture, Harvard University
1950 Master, Landscape Architecture, Harvard University
1951 Master, City Planning, Harvard University
1970 Doctor of Humane Letters (hon.), Amherst College
1978 Doctor of Humane Letters (hon.), Bates College
1970 Doctor of Humanities (hon.), Lewis and Clark College
1998 D. L. (hon.), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
1998 Honorary Degree, College of the Atlantic
Professional Career:
1950-54 Planner, Department of Health, Scotland
1954-86 Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
1986-Present Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania
1968 Distinguished Science Lecturer, Brookhaven National Laboratory
1969 Horace Albright Memorial Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley
1986-87 Senior Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley
1971 Danz Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle
1971 Brown and Haley Lecturer, University Puget Sound
1986 Foundation Professor, University of Auckland
1994 Visiting Professor, Pennsylvania State University
1994 Visiting Professor, Harvard University
1994 Bruce Goff Professor of Architecture, Oklahoma UniversityMajor Publications and Scientific Papers:
Title: Professor Emeritus, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
Major Publications and Scientific Papers:
  1. Design With Nature, Natural History Press (second edition published by John Wiley & Sons, 1992; Japanese translation published by Shubunsha, 1994) 1969
  2. A Quest for Life: An Autobiography, John Wiley & Sons (with Stewart L. Udall) 1996
  3. To Heal the Earth: Selected Writings of Ian L. McHarg, Island Press (edited by Ian L. McHarg et al.) 1998
Major Awards and Honors Received:
  • B. Y. Morrison Medal, North American Wildlife Management Association (1971)
  • Creative Arts Award, Brandeis University (1972)
  • Philadelphia Art Alliance Award (1975)
  • Rene Dubos Award (1986)
  • Alfred La Gasse Award (1987)
  • National Medal of Art (1990)
  • Richard Neutra Medal (1992)
  • CELA Outstanding Educator Award (1992)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Harvard University (1992)
  • Thomas Jefferson Medal, University of Virginia (1995)
  • Environmental Award, Sierra Club Film Festival (1998)
Membership in Academic Institutions and Societies:
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Art
  • Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Honorary Fellow, Institute of Landscape Architects
  • Honorary Fellow, Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Member, National Academy of Science (NAS)
  • Honorary Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)

( At the time of receipt of the Prize )

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