Maurice Nelischer has been active in community planning and design for over two decades. His work focuses on community design and the facilitation of public input in the decision making process. This focus is complimented by his experience in the use of video-imaging technologies as a communicati...
Maurice Nelischer has been active in community planning and design for over two decades. His work focuses on community design and the facilitation of public input in the decision making process. This focus is complimented by his experience in the use of video-imaging technologies as a communication tool. Maurice has been involved in University and community initiatives seeking to link quality of life issues with physical design and planning through a rigorous and explicit public process. In addition to his scholarly work, he is very active on university committees and within the school as Associate Director. Maurice is also past president of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA); ASLA Accreditation team chair; editor of the Handbook of Landscape Construction, Vols. I and II; on the editorial board of the Journal of Landscape Architecture and Planning; and listed in Who's Who in the World.
Among Maurice's professional projects, he has been active in the development of visual simulation and community workshop facilitation techniques for the Cities of Guelph, Hamilton , Toronto and the Village of Erin . He has also been guest editor for a recent special issue of Landscape and Urban Planning Journal.
Within the School of Landscape Architecture, Maurice instructs students in materials and techniques, as well as helping student's co-ordinate internship. He also teaches design at the Undergraduate level, which provides Maurice the opportunity to share with is students his interests in urban design, community facilitation and design and sustainable community development. Maurice is a member of the OALA, the CSLA and CNU, though the time spent away from the school is largely devoted to his two daughters, his pet ducks, his yard and his house.