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Karen Lutsky


Karen Lutsky is associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Minnesota and director of the Great Lakes Design Labs. Her design research and teaching focuses on how landscape architects and designers might better design “with” changing landscapes throughout the Great Lakes Basin, whether it be the quick littoral zone or slow-growing trees. From growing up in Milwaukee to teaching in Minnesota, Lutsky has had the privilege of living in most of the Great Lakes states and calling these waters home.


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Five Bay Landscapes: Saginaw Bay

Essay by Sean Burkholder and Karen Lutsky