A time to reflect, 30 years after a major publication for the landscape planning profession, on the impact writing about new thoughts and ideas can have. And of course the tremendous impact on the public that planning and design imaging can have. As a model for "scenario testing," the images from "Dealing With Change in the Connecticut River Valley" had tremendous impact. The original book went through seven reprints (by the Lincoln Land Institute and The Environmental Law Foundation, before it was rewritten into the book "Rural by Design" and published by the American Planning Association (now Routledge). That is a long time for a planning project and the core of a landscape planning approach to be in print.
Robert Yaro, former Executive Director of the Center for Rural Massachusetts; now Professor of Practice at PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania; and President Emeritus of the Regional Plan Association.
Randall Arendt, former Assistant Director of the Center for Rural Massachusetts; currently author and consultant.
Harry Dodson, President of Dodson Associates; now Dodson Flinker, Ashfield, MA
Elizabeth Brabec, President of Land Ethics, Inc.; currently Professor of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning and Director of the Center for Heritage & Society.