Baldev Lamba is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Temple University and an award-winning landscape architect who is one of the designers of The First Ladies Water Garden on the National Mall in Washington, DC. His articles have appeared in numerous publications including Landscape Architecture Magazine, Garden Design Magazine and Hort Technology. A long-time advocate of sustainability, Baldev has presented this topic at conferences around the world. As principal of the landscape architecture firm Lamba Associates, Inc. he has worked with numerous inner city groups to create community gardens and urban parks, always with an eye toward sustainability. Among Baldev’s recent projects was the PHS Pops Up Garden, which transformed a barren city block in Philadelphia into a lush urban oasis.