George Frantz has taught planning field workshop courses in communities ranging from the 9th Ward of New Orleans to Catskill Mountain resort towns. He has an active private practice in land use planning and design. His primary areas of expertise are in urban design and comprehensive land use planning and zoning, with particular emphasis on addressing the needs of agriculture and the protection of environmentally sensitive lands. His current research interests include Chinese and American cities and their potential to evolve into more environmentally and socially sustainable communities. He has also studied the impacts of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling on agricultural land resources in northern Pennsylvania. Frantz received his B.S. in Landscape Architecture and his M.R.P. from Cornell in 1980 and 1991 respectively.
- CRP 3072/5072 Land Use & Environmental Planning Workshop: Protecting the Agricultural Landscape
- CRP 3850/6590 Land Use/Environmental Planning Workshop: Building Rural Communities
- "Life After Service Learning: From a Class project to a New Town Park" Landscape Journal. Co-authored with Sherene Baugher, PhD. (accepted for publication) 2011.
- Marcellus Shale Drilling and Agricultural Lands. Finger Lakes Environment & Development Conference, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY. 2011
- "Short Circuiting Controversy in Cultural Resource Protection in Ithaca, New York" ASLA Landscape-Land Use Planning Newsletter. Fall 2009. Co-authored with Sherene Baugher, PhD.
Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (selected)
- Faculty Fellow-in-Service, Cornell University. 2011-2012 Academic Year
- New York Upstate Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects Community Achievement Award for the Inlet Valley Archaeological Survey and the creation of Tutelo Park (2005)
Exhibitions and Presentations (selected)
- "Cultural Resources Protection: a Pro-active Approach" American Planning Association Tuesdays at APA webinar series. 2010.
- "Land Use, Agriculture and Farmland Protection Strategies" American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Conference, Washington, DC. 2010.
- Journey to Duy Trung: People, Places and Memory in Viet Nam, Hartell Gallery, Cornell (2006)