University of Vermont

College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Plant and Soil Science

Stephanie E. Hurley


Stephanie E. Hurley, DDes (Doctor of Design) Assistant Professor

  • 2009 DDes (Doctor of Design), Harvard University Graduate School of Design
  • 2004 Masters of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle WA
  • 1999 B.S. Conservation and Resource Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • C.V.
Areas of Expertise

Watershed Management, Stormwater Hydrology, Landscape Restoration, Urban Design

My research integrates the fields of landscape architecture, land use planning, ecological restoration, and watershed protection. I take a holistic approach to sustainable landscape design, recognizing the inherent diversity of landscapes and practicing the art of place-making, while aiming to facilitate healthy societal and ecological interactions through design.  My current research interests include analysis of watershed-scale impacts associated with urban and rural land uses, the application of green infrastructure for stormwater management, ecological agriculture, and working landscapes.

Contact Information
Phone: (802) 656-9501
Bioretention Project Website
Office Hours: by appointment

I teach the following courses:

  • Landscape Design Fundamentals PSS 137
  • Ecological Landscape Design PSS 238

Recent Publications:

Hurley, S.E. and R.T.T. Forman. Working Title: “Spatial implications of watershed-scale greenstormwater infrastructure: redevelopment and retrofits in the lower Charles River Watershed,Boston, USA.” [In Preparation].

Hurley, S.E. and Forman, R.T.T. 2011. “Stormwater ponds and biofilters for large urban sites: modeled arrangements that achieve the phosphorus reduction target for Boston’s Charles River, USA.” Ecological Engineering 37 (2011) 850–863.

Publication for Nonprofit Blue Cities Guide: Environmentally Sensitive Urban Development, Charles River Watershed Association 2009.Contributed images and text. Funding from The Boston Foundation & Cabot Family Charitable Trust.