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‘Design With Nature Now’ Speakers Announced
The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology has annouced the speakers for Design With Nature Now, a multimedia exploration of dynamic and visionary approaches to landscape design and development in the face of climate change and urbanization.
Taking as its point of departure the landmark book Design With Nature (1969) by Ian McHarg, the longtime faculty member and first chair of PennDesign’s Department of Landscape Architecture, the project comprises three parallel exhibitions supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, an anthology published by the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, and a major international conference featuring leading design thinkers and practitioners from around the globe.
This two-day conference will open on June 21, 2019 with a keynote discussion between Ursula Heise and Erle Ellis, followed by an opening reception for the Design With Nature Now exhibition, documenting 25 built and unbuilt projects exemplifying what it means to design with nature, now. There, visitors can explore projects like Room for the River (H+N+S), Freshkills Park (JCFO), and New Urban Ground (dlandstudio + ARO).
The event will continue on June 22 with panel discussions involving James Corner, Anne Whiston Spirn, Nina-Marie Lister, Rob Holmes, and many others.
Promising to be a singular event for anyone involved in design, climate change, and planning, the Design With Nature Now conference is sponsored by Carl and Roberta Dranoff, Biohabitats, ESRI, OLIN, WRT, James Corner Field Operations, MIthun, Civitas, Hargreaves Associates, and Rhodside & Harwell.
Visit mcarg.upenn.edu for registration information.