Ken Tamminga

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Distinguished Professor, Landscape Architecture

Research Summary

Ken Tamminga has long been intrigued by purposeful ideas and approaches that promote places and landscape networks that are inspiring, resiliently adaptive, and inclusively supportive of life. His research focuses on contextual and ecology-informed design, novel and restored ecosystems, and green places in cities. He has collaborated with action research colleagues on resilience-building projects in rural locales in south Asia, Ghana, and Tanzania that struggle with the impacts of climate change and globalization. Currently, Tamminga is studying convivial green streets in dense urban cores in collaboration with colleagues at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

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Recent Publications

Virtual studio 1.0: A virtual tacit-forward learning management framework

Flohr, T., Tamminga, K. & Johnson, T., 2021, In: Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture. 2021, 6, p. 476-486 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

On sustainable|sustaining city streets

Tamminga, K. & Knüvener, T., Feb 2 2021, In: Sustainability (Switzerland). 13, 4, p. 1-3 3 p., 1895.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

Convivial greenstreets: A concept for climate-responsive urban design

Tamminga, K., Cortesão, J. & Bakx, M., May 1 2020, In: Sustainability (Switzerland). 12, 9, 3790.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Food production on a living wall: Pilot study

Nagle, L., Echols, S. & Tamminga, K., Jun 1 2017, In: Journal of Green Building. 12, 3, p. 23-38 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Education for sustainability and resilience in a changing climate

Honwad, S., Sypher, O. M., Hoadley, C., Lewis, A., Tamminga, K., Honey, R. & Edelson, D. C., Jan 1 2014, In: Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS. 3, January, p. 1466-1473 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

Learning and envisioning under climatic uncertainty: An African experience

Tschakert, P., Dietrich, K., Tamminga, K., Prins, E., Shaffer, J., Liwenga, E. & Asiedu, A., 2014, In: Environment and Planning A. 46, 5, p. 1049-1068 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

The ganges and the GAP: An assessment of efforts to clean a sacred river

Das, P. & Tamminga, K. R., 2012, In: Sustainability (Switzerland). 4, 8, p. 1647-1668 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A method for gauging landscape change as a prelude to urban watershed regeneration: The case of the Carioca river, Rio de Janeiro

Schlee, M. B., Tamminga, K. R. & Tangari, V. R., 2012, In: Sustainability (Switzerland). 4, 9, p. 2054-2098 45 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review