Travis Flohr

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Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture

Flohr applies his training in landscape architecture and urban and regional planning to examine how we can design, plan, and manage our landscapes to sustain mutually beneficial relationships between people and ecological systems. His work broadly addresses the question: how can communities and households, adapt to and mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events and the degradation of ecosystems to ensure the continuation of mutually beneficial ecosystem services? Due to the inter- and intra-system complexities of humans, climate, weather, built environment, and ecosystems, Flohr favors a mixed spatial-methods research approach to ensure the inter- and intra-system relationships are placed in their spatial context, human, and natural landscape patterns, and different dimensions of the issue(s) under analysis. His approach has led to constructive collaborations with colleagues and students across Penn State and beyond.

Flohr’s research, teaching, and service are connected and difficult to disentangle. His work covers three thematic areas: 1) Ecology plus Design, 2) spatial design computing, and 3) design education and pedagogy.

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Recent Publications

An ENVI-met Simulation Data Pipeline for Evaluating Urban Tree Patterns Impact on Urban Micro-climate

Flohr, T., Heris, M. & Derycke, E., 2022, In: Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture. 2022, 7, p. 538-548 11 p.

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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.

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Creating virtual environments in support of on-line problem-based learning

Flohr, T., Sirek, D. & Tredinnick, R., 2020, In: Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture. 2020, 5, p. 386-394 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A Geodesign approach to environmental design education: Framing the pedagogy, evaluating the results

Muller, B. & Flohr, T., Dec 1 2016, In: Landscape and Urban Planning. 156, p. 101-117 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Access to parks for youth as an environmental justice issue: Access inequalities and possible solutions

Rigolon, A. & Flohr, T. L., 2014, In: Buildings. 4, 2, p. 69-94 26 p.

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A landscape architect's review of building information modeling technology

Flohr, T., 2011, In: Landscape Journal. 30, 1, p. 169-170 2 p.

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