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Upcoming Events Around the State

Earlybird Rate Ends February 23
Leading with Landscape IV:

Transforming North Carolina's Research Triangle
Conference + Tours
April 12-15, 2018
Raleigh, NC

In an effort to broaden awareness of the transformation taking place in the public realm across the Research Triangle, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will curate a conference and related events on April 12-15, 2018, that will draw an audience that is local, national, and international in scope. Speakers from firms throughout the U.S. and the Netherlands will present including: Civitas, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Reed Hilderbrand, West 8, and others, along with NY Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and Curbed National design critic Alexandra Lange. Following the conference, TCLF will also host What's Out There Weekend Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, two days of free, expert-led tours of the region's important cultural landscapes. In developing these events, TCLF, in partnership with the City of Raleigh, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Museum of Art, Dix Park Conservatory, and Sasaki, is working to excite and inspire constituents, helping them to understand that the ambitions of their region are worthy of critical analysis, evaluation, and broadcasting. 6.5 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to conference attendees, pending approval. Click here to register.






February 28
NCASLA Coastal Section
Arthur Landscape Architecture
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A meet & greet kickoff meeting to discuss statewide initiatives from the  Executive Committee retreat and ideas for local events/ outreach for the coming term.  It would be great to meet and hear from each of you.  Appetizers will be provided.   Thanks again to our hostess, Mindy Arthur of Arthur Landscape Architecture, for the use of space!  To RSVP 









February 23
Charles Burger Memorial Lecture:
Lucinda Sanders, FASLA
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Burns Auditorium, NC State College of Design


Lucinda Sanders is CEO and Partner, and is responsible for continually shaping OLIN as a leader in design excellence and sustainability amongst the complex challenges of the profession. She has led the design of many of OLIN's signature projects, including Comcast Center Plaza and Central Delaware Riverfront Master Plan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Gap Headquarters in San Francisco, California; and Fountain Square in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her current projects include an urban design plan for the 30th Street Station precinct in Philadelphia and large-scale urban developments in China. More Details









March 14
Laura Solano, ASLA: Annual Women in Landscape Architecture (WILA) Lecture
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Burns Auditorium
NC State College of Design

The Women in Landscape Architecture (WILA) Professional Practice Network focuses on the experience and contributions of women in the profession.

Laura is widely regarded as an expert in the field of landscape technology and sustainability, and her leadership and knowledge inform the design, construction, and post-construction maintenance of MVVA's projects. Her particular areas of expertise include the integration of stormwater management, complexities of on-structure landscapes, use of sustainable soil, innovative approaches for landscape materials, and techniques for organic maintenance. In collaboration with Matt Urbanski and Michael Van Valkenburgh, Laura serves as a managing principal for planning and design projects from their earliest phases and oversees the technical aspects of MVVA's landscapes firm-wide. Additional Info

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March 15, 2018
15th Annual Urban Design Conference:
Urban Disruption and the Equity Challenge
Raleigh Marriott City Center
Raleigh, NC

American cities are challenged balancing growth and development with creating equity for all of their citizens, including for their most vulnerable communities. Mid- to late twentieth century practices of urban renewal, highway construction, and regulatory policies tore apart minority and low-income communities. This legacy of disruption lives on in many cities today. The conference will examine this legacy and explore ways that the design community is engaging with these issues and will show examples of how they are being addressed across the country through design, development and policy.  View Program Now







March 16
Greening Urban Childhood by Design
Growing IN Place Symposium 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Nature Research Center, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Raleigh, NC

Symposium Details

    These hot topics will be discussed:

  • Applying biophilic design to restore biodiversity to cities.

  • Engaging children and families in urban ecosystems.

  • Designing green/blue infrastructure.

  • Managing urban habitats to maximize play and learning opportunities.

  • Ensuring culturally equitable nature experiences.