Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape will tackle numerous issues including those that deal with the city’s identity – what does it mean for a 21st century city to be historic and modern at the same time? – and stewardship – what new models for public/private financing and management are emerging?
The international implications of this planning and development strategy will address whether a 21st century city can be both regional and global, and whether we can use landscape as an engine to meet market demands while cultivating a sustainable urbanism.
Participating speakers, including internationally significant private sector practitioners working on current and proposed projects in Toronto, municipal leaders, leading critics and thinkers, and academics from Canada, the US and the Netherlands, will also examine how existing parks and open spaces are adapted to accommodate contemporary and future needs and expectations, and how innovative landscape planning and design techniques developed in Toronto apply to other cities, and vice versa – and the impact of imported ideas on local conditions.
Marc Ryan presented current PUBLIC WORK approaches as part of Panel 1: Current Work in Toronto, moderated by Jane Amidon, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Urban Landscape Program, Northeastern University School of Architecture.
Leading with Landscape is the third in an ongoing series about the Second Wave of Modernism, and follows conferences at the Chicago Architecture Foundation (2008) and New York’s Museum of Modern Art (2011).
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