Mitch Glass

Mitch Glass is a visiting critic at Cornell University in the departments of City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture. Glass is an urban designer and landscape architect with 25 years of experience in diverse master planning, urban design, and landscape architecture projects in urban environments across the globe. Before his appointments at Cornell, Glass worked at the 70-person architecture, planning, and preservation firm Goody Clancy in Boston, focusing on action-oriented urban design plans in Washington, DC; Detroit; Buffalo and Jamestown, New York; and Hartford, Stamford, and New Haven, Connecticut. Previous to Goody Clancy, Glass worked at Sasaki Associates in Watertown, Massachusetts, on mixed-use and multidisciplinary projects in Africa, China, Vietnam, Korea, India, Abu Dhabi, Jordan, Russia, and the U.S. with a variety of multinational teams and national/international clients. Glass's experience also includes working for Mayor Richard M. Daley and the City of Chicago as an urban designer/landscape architect on mixed-use real estate development and public space projects throughout Chicago.  

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Collaborative practice
  • Drawing
  • Economic development 
  • Landscape architecture
  • Participatory and collaborative planning
  • Real estate development
  • Sustainability
  • Urbanism

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Classes (Selected)

  • CRP 3850/5850 Special Topics in Planning: Urban Design Principles and MethodsThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of planning. Topics vary each semester. 

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • CNU New England, Honor Award, Glenbrook/Springdale TOD Study, Stamford, Connecticut
  • CNU New England, Honor Award, Hill-to-Downtown Community Plan, New Haven, Connecticut
  • AIA, Honor Award, Urban Planning, Jordan Dead Sea Vision Plan
  • ASLA, Honor Award, Planning/Analysis, Jordan Dead Sea Vision Plan
  • AIA, Honor Award, Urban Planning, Southworks, Chicago

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Southern New England APA Conference, "Cultivating Great Communities: Transit-Oriented Development in Stamford, Bridgeport, and Somerville," Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Southern New England APA Conference, "Innovation Districts in My Backyard," Providence, Rhode Island
  • MIT, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, "Big Plans: I-84 Harford," Boston
  • MIT, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, "Big Plans: Thu Thiem, Vietnam," Boston
  • Trinity College, Center for Urban and Global Studies, "Jordan Dead Sea Development Zone," Hartford, Connecticut
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