THE UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CONFERENCE

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About the Writer: Franco Montalto Dr. Montalto, PE is a licensed civil/environmental engineer and hydrologist with 20 years of experience working in urban and urbanizing ecosystems as both a designer and researcher. His experience includes planning, design, implementation, and analysis … Read More

NPR Interviews Dr. Franco Montalto at Climate Conference

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Drexel University professor Franco Montalto (third from right), with Moravian College dean Diane Husic (C) sit with a group of students and professors from Pennsylvania universities under a tent at the climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Nov. 17, 2016. Although … Read More

Build Landscapes – Biannual Event in Turin, Italy

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Franco Montalto, PE, PhD, recently presented some of eDesign Dynamics’ recent work at a biannual event organized by the Fondazione per l’Architettura di Torino in Turin, Italy.This year’s event took place between the 13th and 16th of October, and was called  Creare Paesaggi (Build … Read More

ROOFS ARE SPROUTING GREENERY

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Dr. Montalto was recently quoted in an article on Philly.com about Philadelphia’s increasing population of green roofs and their many benefits and possibilities. Across the city, the tops of buildings and parking lots are sprouting greenery like never before. The … Read More

LESSONS ON POST-RESILIENCE

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Writing from Venice, Italy, Dr. Montalto was recently featured on The Nature of Cities. He spoke on coastal resiliency, from his own experience, living in this city where dealing with flood waters (acqua alta) is a fact of life. Walking … Read More

INTERVIEW WITH URBAN OMNIBUS

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Eric Rothstein was profiled in Urban Omnibus in January 2015 in an article entitled “Mitigate, Design, Restore: A Conversation on Hydrology and Habitat.”In the interview, Mr. Rothstein discusses how he chose his line of work, some of eDesign Dynamics projects … Read More

ALLEY POND PARK IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

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The New York Times recently featured an article on Dr. Franco Montalto’s work in monitoring the ecology of Alley Pond Park and its recent inclusion in the US Forest Services Smart Forest program. The data being collected is part of … Read More

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