Back to Blog November 28, 2018

Tyler Associate Professor Baldev Lamba Receives Several Awards and Honors for Design, Publication, Teaching and Community Service

Author: Gracie A. Laychock
Pictures of temporary parks

American Society of Landscape Architects, Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter

  • Merit Award, General Design Category, Project “Pop Up Parks: Low Cost, Low Risk, High Impact Installations.” 2018. 

These temporary Pop Up Park installations, located in Doylestown, PA, represent creative and innovative design experiments that have helped overcome resistance against losing parking, and have changed public perceptions about green spaces as catalysts for social, economic and environmental benefits. These Pop Up Parks have attracted a following asking for its annual return, they were used as models for similar installations in other locations and communities, and they have started serious conversations about ways of making them permanent.

  • Merit Award, Communications Category, Publication “Green Green - A Community Gardening Story” a children’s picture book published by Farrar Straus Giroux/Macmillan. 2018

This picture book features multicultural characters, and celebrates how children can work together to turn a vacant urban lot green. The book also shares ways to improve our larger environment. 

  • Merit Award, Communications Category, Project “A Place for Healing: Fox Chase Cancer Center.”

Joint 3rd year grad and senior undergrad studio project taught jointly by Baldev Lamba and Adjunct Prof. Carter Van Dyke, fall 2017. 


Scholastic Inc.

GREEN GREEN: A Community Gardening Story has been selected to be published in a paperback edition for their school channels in March 2019, introducing this book to a new crop of readers in this new format.  



In a proclamation, Mayor Ron Strouse, Borough of Doylestown, honored the volunteer efforts that makes the Doylestown Pop Up Park(ing) projects a reality. September 17, 2018. 


The Intelligencer of Bucks County wrote a feature about the Pop-Up Parks, which you can read HERE.


Associate Professor Baldev Lamba has been creating Pop-Up Parks in Doylestown since 2015. Further information about Baldev's other projects can be found HERE.