2003 Speakers and Panelists
Professor, Center for Urban Horticulture and College
of Forest Resources
University of Washington
Wolf studies the psychological dimensions of urban nature and
landscapes - in community planning, urban forestry, and in landscape
design. She has worked professionally as a landscape architect
and as an environmental planner. Since receiving her Ph.D. from
the University of Michigan, Dr. Wolf has done research to better
understand the human dimensions of urban forestry and urban ecosystems.
Kathy's professional goals are to discover, understand and communicate
human behavior and benefits as people experience nature in cities.
In addition, Kathy is interested in the communication of scientific
information in policy and planning. She is a member of the Washington
State Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, the Seattle
Mayor's Urban Sustainability Advisory Panel, and the City of Bainbridge
Island Community Forest Council, Dr. Wolf has recently returned
from a 5 month sabbatical in Japan where she did research and
teaching about urban greening.
Washington Park Arboretum
A. Wott, Ph. D. has degrees from Ohio State University and Cornell
University. For thirteen years (1968-81), he directed one of the
largest home horticulture extension programs in the USA and established
a reputation as an expert on garden plants. In 1981, he joined
the faculty of the new Center for Urban Horticulture, University
of Washington, Seattle, where he assisted in building the Center
as it grew programmatically and physically. In 1993, he became
the first on-site director for the Washington Park Arboretum in
over 20 years. During that time, a new Master Plan has been passed
and the future of the WPA insured. Long a member, he has been
the International Secretary/Treasurer of the International Plant
Propagators' for 16 years. He delights in new plants of all kinds
and their propagation.
Director of Design and Construction for the Prospect Park
Brooklyn, New York
is the lead Landscape Architect and oversees day to day operations
for all capital work in Prospect Park, a Landmark Park. His degrees
in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and his experience
in designing for Public spaces illuminate his work in the ongoing
He has won numerous design awards
including five New York City Art Commission Award for Excellence
in Design, the New York Landmarks Conservancy "Lucy G.
Moses" Preservation Award and a Merit award for design
from the American Society of Landscape Architects. The success
of his efforts is evidenced by a Park that is increasingly more
user-friendly and easier to maintain while remaining historically
appropriate and aesthetically rewarding.
He is a member of the American
Society of Landscape Architects and the National Association
for Olmsted Parks.