Landscape Architecture as Necessity (Sept. 22-24, 2016)

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Landscape Architecture as Necessity (Sept. 22-24, 2016)

September 23, 2016

The Landscape Architecture as Necessity Conference is underway at the University of Southern California Ronald Tutor Campus Center and runs through Sept. 24.


The three-day conference seeks to promote debate and discussion around the issue of global climate change. Five keynote panels (Resource & Risk; Native & Exotic; Wet & Dry; Culture & Utility; and Plans & Policies) featuring landscape architects, civic leaders, artists, activists, and academics from Los Angeles and across the world will open and close each day. Sessions include peer-reviewed paper and pecha kucha presentations followed by prepared responses from keynote guests.


Presenters include USC Architecture faculty Mia Lehrer, Gerdo Aquino, and Alexander Robinson, as well as Mark Rios ’78 (Rios, Clementi, Hale), Henri Bava (Agence Ter), Hadley Arnold (Arid Lands Institute), Richard Weller (University of Pennsylvania), Miho Mazereeuw (MIT Urban Risk Lab), Deborah J. Weintraub (City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering), and many more.  


The conference was organized by co-chairs Professors Kelly Shannon and Alison Hirsch. Professor Shannon is the Director of the USC Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Program.