Deborah Y. Georg is an Associate Professor Emerita in the Knowlton School’s Landscape Architecture Section. She is involved in public and community interaction: as a consultant to cities in parks, open space and community planning; to private developers and community groups seeking to better public policy in critical environmental areas; and in service learning education. Georg’s design work has received state and community awards, and publication in ULI Project Reference Guides. Her research is grounded in community and water issues, in watershed research for over 25 years. As past national chair of ASLA's Committee on Water, Georg led panel discussions at ASLA's Conventions, leading studios on initial explorations of design for the Scioto Whittier Pennisnsula, (1988), and for the removal of the Olentangy River 5th Avenue dam (2002-3), both of which have had the visions presented realized. She has served on the MORPC and COC Olentangy River Restoration Technical Advisory Committee, COC Ravine Overlay Planning Taskforce, and multiple community commissions.
Her current work investigates new technologies for resolving water related issues, with a watershed focus on Lakes, Rivers and sustainable practices, bringing these works to studios such as the Grand Lake St. Mary’s study to resolve and mitigate algal blooms. This has prompted further research presented at the Ohio Academy of Science (2012), and to Ohio Chapter ASLA Annual meeting, 2012)
Other academic investigations include exploration and research on the efficacy of Service Learning: its costs (real and hidden) benefits, and methods of measuring and documenting the outcomes in quantifiable, and qualitative measures. This work has been presented at the Roosevelt Center NY, Erasing Boundaries conference (2012) and at EDRA 44, (2013).
She received her BLA in landscape architecture from Ohio State, and her MLA degree from the University of Massachusetts.