Charles Neer, ASLA, Senior Associate, leads WRT’s Parks and Open Space Practice. Charles’ view of landscape as a productive agent in the shaping of cities, countryside, and culture is informed by 20+ years of experience with urban landscapes, park master planning, and design. Charles has served as the project manager for national park projects in Philadelphia, Louisville, Austin, and Roanoke including the FDR Park Master Plan and The Parklands of Floyds Fork. He has worked on various waterfronts, campus master plans and urban designs throughout the country including the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative – Washington D.C., the Principal Riverwalk in Des Moines, IA, and Dutch Kills Green, Queens, N.Y.
Charles has taught studios at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, is Board President of the Fairmount Community Development Corporation, and is a Board Member of The McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology at the University of Pennsylvania.