Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
M.L.A. Cornell University
M.P.S. in Natural Resource Management, Cornell University
B.S. in Journalism, University of Maryland
Theodore’s principal scholarly interest concerns the historical, scientific, cultural, and design bases of urban greening, defined here as the introduction or conservation of outdoor vegetation in cities. He believes that design is a powerful tool for enhancing human and ecological potentials, and this informs his approach to landscape architecture and urban planning. Prior to starting at UMass, Eisenman was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Humanities Institute at The New York Botanical Garden. His career spans research and practice with a range of federal, municipal, and nonprofit organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service, Scenic Hudson, Trust for Public Land, U.S. Forest Service, and Washington, D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. He has been a regular contributor to Landscape Architecture Magazine on ecological design topics, and is currently a Review Editor at Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution journal. Raised in Sweden and the U.S., and having worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, he is also interested in international affairs.
"Greening Cities in an Urbanizing Age: The Human Health Bases in the 19th and Early 21st Centuries," in Change Over Time, 2016, 6 (2), 216-246.
"Human and biophysical legacies shape contemporary urban forests: A literature synthesis," in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 2018, 31, 216-246.
“Frederick Law Olmsted, Green Infrastructure, and the Evolving City,” in Journal of Planning History, 2013, 12 (4), 287-311.
Revitalizing Hudson Riverfronts, with Scenic Hudson, funded by New York State Department of State, 2010.
“Rating the Regenerative Landscape,” in Landscape Architecture Magazine, May 2008.
"Raising the Bar on Green Roof Design," in Landscape Architecture Magazine, November 2006
“A Watershed Moment in Green Infrastructure,” in Landscape Architecture Magazine, November 2005.
“Memory Never Stands Still: Garden of Stones, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust,” in Landscape Architecture Magazine, June 2004.
- SUSTCOMM 533: Urban Greening Theory & Practice
- LANDARCH 503: Introduction to Landscape Design II
- SUSTCOMM 314: Writing in Community Development & Landscape Architecture
- LANDARCH 494LI - Landscape Planning & the Cultural Landscape