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Jamie Vanucchi

Assistant Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies

454 Kennedy

Research Focus

Jamie's research has a local and regional focus, with an emphasis on New York State urban areas and water systems and the Susquehanna watershed. She studies and designs novel ecologies and land-based infrastructures (e.g. soils, forests) that perform work for cities with minimal or alternative inputs.

Teaching Focus

This is an especially compelling time for the discipline of landscape architecture, when we have powerful technical tools and access to data that allow us to grapple with complex landscape design problems involving cross-scale analyses and projecting change through time. Tying this abstract information back to the material, poetic and experiential qualities of landscape is the crux of landscape architecture. My teaching asks students to model landscape systems, field sample soil and test it, wade into waters to measure creek geomorphology, translate real time data from field sample sites, represent landscape dynamics, and design landscape interventions as experiments.

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

  • Vanucchi, J. L. (2015). Crossing the Line.
  • Vanucchi, J. L., & Davis, B. (2014). "Urban Forest as Landscape Artifact".04.

Presentations and Activities

  • New Natures and novel landscapes. Annual meeting of the American Assoc of Geographers. April 2017. AAG. Boston, MA.
  • "Mean vs. Green: Fracking and Hydropower in the Susquehanna River Basin". Landscape Architecture as Necessity. September 2016. USC School of Architecture. Los Angeles, CA.
  • “Designing with novelty and uncertainty: challenges for the Anthropocene”. American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. March 2016. American Assoc of Geographers. San Francisco, CA.
  • Drawing for Disclosure: assembling an understanding of hydraulic fracturing in the Susquehanna Watershed”,. Conference of Educators in Landscape Architecture. March 2016. CELA. Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Sharing Rivers to Save Them. 10th Annual Susquehana River Symposium. November 2015. Bucknell University. Lewisburg, PA.