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March 16, 2020 5:30 PM

"Designing Resilient Landscapes,” a lecture by Kate Orff (SCAPE / Columbia University)
Event Info: In this lecture, Kate Orff (Founding Principal at SCAPE, Director of the Urban Design program at Columbia GSAPP, and a 2017 MacArthur Fellow) will discuss how the practice of landscape architecture can respond to the complex challenges of climate change while enhancing social and civic life. Attendees will learn about resilience at different scales, from individual infrastructural elements (such as in-water breakwaters off the southern shore of Staten Island) to urban and regional-scale projects (such as a 100-mile trail network along the Chattahoochee River in Metro Atlanta). 
About the Lecturer: Kate Orff is the Founder of SCAPE and a MacArthur Fellow. Kate focuses on retooling the practice of landscape architecture relative to uncertainty of climate change and fostering social life which she has explored through publications, activism, research, and projects. She is known for leading complex, creative, and collaborative work processes that advance broad environmental and social prerogatives. Kate was awarded the MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius’ Grant in 2017, the first given in the field of Landscape Architecture. Kate was named a 2012 United States Artist Fellow, an Elle Magazine “Planet Fixer,” and shared SCAPE’s design methodologies at the International TEDWomen Conference in 2010. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia with Distinction and earned a Master in Landscape Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Kate is also the Director of Columbia University GSAPP’s Urban Design Program. 
CEU credits available, courtesy of AIA New Orleans.

Questions? Contact Kristen Jones, or 504-314-2332.

RSVP Deadline

RSVP Deadline: 
October 30, 2019 11:15 AM