Research Expertise and Interest
patents, landscape architecture, ecology, technology, innovation, fabrication, horticulture
Richard L. Hindle is associate professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches courses in ecological technology, planting design, and site design. Professor Hindle’s research focuses on technology in the garden and landscape with an emphasis on material processes, innovation, and patents. His current research explores innovation in landscape related technologies across a range of scales, from large-scale mappings of riverine and coastal patents to detailed historical studies on the antecedents of vegetated architectural systems. Most recently Professor Hindle is working on research that links the Y02A classification scheme for “technologies for climate adaptation” to coastal planning and design praxis.