Envisioning the Future of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Marcellus by Design is a Penn State University Landscape Architecture studio initiative to enhance awareness of planning and design in the context of Marcellus Shale natural gas development in Pennsylvania. We strive to provide a balanced approach to integrating environmental, economic, sociological, and aesthetic dimensions of landscape through strategic research and design. Accepting that Marcellus Shale gas will continue to be a driving force behind economic development in many Pennsylvania communities, we are committed to expanding the breadth and accessibility of knowledge about alternative approaches to landscape planning under current and future gas development scenarios. Our goal is to provide stakeholders with information and design tools to make informed decisions about their land, their livelihoods, and their future.