Mitch Glass

Mitch Glass is a lecturer in the Departments of Landscape Architecture and City and Regional Planning at Cornell. He teaches graduate and undergraduate studios and workshops that focus on the regeneration of urban neighborhoods in Rust Belt cities through community-based planning, social, racial, and environmental justice, green infrastructure strategies, and neighborhood visioning. His other endeavors include collaborations with Cornell research teams on soil development and bionutrient recycling and teaching studios related to the pre-colonial, indigenous landscape of upstate New York (Haudenosaunee territory). Glass is the Faculty Advisor for the ULI Hines Student Urban Design Competition, a Faculty Fellow with the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, an Engaged Cornell Faculty Fellow, and has been a member of the City of Ithaca’s Planning and Development Board since 2018. Before his appointments at Cornell in 2017, Glass worked in the public and private sectors in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Boston as a landscape architect and urban designer.  

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)

  • Faculty Fellow, Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability
  • Faculty Fellow, Engaged Cornell
  • 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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