The Polder Model and the Meaning of Contemporary Public Space in the Netherlands
Resident Associate, 2020-21
Professor of Architecture and Dean, Hammons School of Architecture, Drury UniversityEmail
Robert Weddle is a Professor of Architecture and Dean of the Hammons School of Architecture, Drury University. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and from Cornell University’s History of Architecture and Urbanism program. His research focuses on the formation of French urban design professionals in the mid-twentieth century, as well as on public and professional responses to large-scale urban renovation efforts in Paris and elsewhere during the same period. He has also conducted research on the employment of design-studio-based skills to deepen and activate students’ engagement with historical questions. His research has been awarded grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and from the National Endowment for the Humanities.