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Pierre Bélanger

Redefining Infrastructure
October 28, 2009 - 5:30pm

Pierre Bélanger is an associate professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. His academic research and public work focus on the convergence of landscape and infrastructure in the interrelated fields of planning, design, and engineering. Bélanger is editor of the Landscape Infrastructures DVD published by the Canadian National Research Council and his research work is published in planning, design, and engineering journals and books. His most recent works include "Landscape as Infrastructure" (2009), "Landscapes of Disassembly" (2007), "Synthetic Surfaces" (2007), "Foodshed: The Cosmopolitan Infrastructure of the Ontario Food Terminal" (2007) and, "Airspace: The Economy and Ecology of Landfilling in Michigan" (2006). Bélanger has received several honorable mentions in planning and design competitions including 2G's 2008 Venice Lagoon Competition, the AIA's 2007 Columbus Rewired Design Competition, the 2007 Chicago Prize, and the Architectural Association 2006 Environmental Tectonics Competition. Bélanger is recipient of the 2008/2009 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts.