The Master of Urban Design program presents Amy Whitesides in a lecture, "Resiliency: Urban and Landscape Revitalization."
Amy Whitesides is a Studio Director at Stoss Landscape Urbanism (Boston and Los Angeles), where she brings her background in landscape architecture, ecology and biology to projects across a wide range of scales. She has served as the lead on numerous award-winning projects including the Trinity River Waterfront in Dallas and has most recently been the lead on waterfront design and planning efforts focused on resilient public open space in Boston including Climate Ready East Boston and Charlestown Plan, the Vision Plan for Moakley Park as well as Master Planning and Design efforts for high-profile developer-lead efforts along the harbor. Amy's work is sensitive to context and larger ecological systems while advocating for greater diversity and equity in the types of social spaces and open-space experiences available in the City. Amy is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design where she obtained a Master of Landscape Architecture. Upon completion of her degree she was awarded the ASLA certificate of merit. Her student work, Vertical Territories, in collaboration with Chen Chen and Scott Mitchell, has been awarded both an ASLA Honor Award and third prize in the 2011 IFLA Competition. Amy also holds a graduate certificate in Scientific Illustration and a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz. She currently serves as a design critic at Harvard GSD and previously taught landscape history and studio courses at Northeastern University and University of Toronto.