Can an understanding of marginal lands and racialized topography provide an urban ecology that addresses issues of environmental justice? Inspired by recent research such as William Cronon’s Nature’s Metropolis and Eric Sanderson’s Manahatta, this Ignite! presentation by celebrated landscape architect Kurt Culbertson will explore the juncture of history, planning, and landscape architecture as a basis for crafting an ecology of the city.
Kurt Culbertson, FASLA, FAICP, is chairman and CEO of Design Workshop, an urban design, land planning, and landscape architecture firm with offices in Aspen, Colorado, and nine other cities. He has received 35 national and state awards for his work, including the Pierre L’Enfant Award for International Planning from the American Planning Association and the 2013 Award of Excellence in Planning from the American Society of Landscape Architects. In 2016, he was awarded the ASLA Medal.
Surfacing Natural Systems: Toward an Ecology of the City
When: Thursday, November 3, 2016 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Illini Center, 200 South Wacker, 19th Floor, Chicago
Due to venue regulations, walk-in registration will not be accepted. Register Now HERE
Ignite! is a series of growth and gathering events presented by Bartlett Tree Experts and Victor Stanley in collaboration with ILASLA.