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Renata von Tscharner

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Renata von Tscharner, Founder of the Charles River Conservancy

Renata von Tscharner dipl. Arch ETH SIA is the founder and president of the Charles River Conservancy, which has worked on the stewardship and renewal of the Charles River Parklands since 2000. von Tscharner has co-written several books on public art, urban design and environmental education and has taught at several academic institutions in New England. Prior to starting the Charles River Conservancy, she was a principal of The Townscape Institute, Assistant City Planner in Berne, Switzerland, and Planning Officer with the Greater London Council’s Covent Garden Task Force. She has a degree in architecture and city planning from the Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland.

Charles River Conservancy[edit]

This public interest organization aims at making the 400 acres (160 ha) of urban parklands from the Boston Harbor to the Watertown Dam more attractive, active and accessible to all. She hosts two regular TV shows on BNN (Boston) and CCTV (Cambridge).


2013: The Olmsted Medal by American Society of Landscape Architects
2011: Zone Conservation Award, the Garden Club of America
2008: Upstander Award by Facing History and Ourselves
2007: Out of the Blue Award by the Boston Foundation
2005: Medal of Merit by the Garden Club of America
2003: Excellence Award by the Boston Society of Architects


"RiverStories" Volume 2, 2010, published by the Charles River Conservancy, contributor
"Safe Crossings" op-ed, Boston Globe, April 5 , 2010
RiverStories, Volume 1, 2007 published by the Charles River Conservancy, contributor
Keeping Parkland Promises op-ed, The Boston Globe, Feb. 10, 2003
Foreword for Inventing the Charles River, MIT Press and the Charles River Conservancy, Dec. 2002
Saving Parkways and a Legacy co-author of op-ed, The Boston Globe, April 30, 2001
Making Cities Memorable World Monitor Magazine, Feb 1989
New Providence: A Changing Cityscape- executive producer of book and poster series with seven tableaux illustrating the evolution of American city from 1875 to 1987 plus curriculum guide (San Diego, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1987)
Place Makers: Public Art That Tells You Where You Are co-author (First edition, New York: Hasting House, Oct. 1981. 128 Pages, 150 Photographs) (Second expanded and completely revised edition, Boston: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1987)

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