Conference Proceedings (Video) from Bridging the Nature-Culture Divide II
There was a packed house October 5, 2012 at the Museum of the City of New York for the conference “Bridging the Nature-Culture Divide II: Stewardship of Central Park’s Woodlands.” The conference, co-sponsored with the Central Park Conservancy, brought in speakers from New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia and elsewhere who examined the critical design and maintenance issues faced at some of the nation’s premiere urban woodlands. These well-illustrated, compelling and entertaining presentations demonstrated that the natural look doesn't come easy. Now, video of the entire proceedings is available. Individual speaker presentations can be accessed at the links below.
Sarah Henry, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, MCNY
Setting the Stage: History and Issues
Christopher Nolan - Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction, Central Park Conservancy
Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR - Founder & President, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Panel 1: Public Practitioners
Eric W. Sanderson - Senior Conservation Ecologist, Wildlife Conservation Society
Michael Boland - Chief Planning, Projects & Programs Officer, The Presidio Trust
Todd Forrest - Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections, The New York Botanical Garden
Christian Zimmerman, FASLA - Vice President for Design & Construction, The Prospect Park Alliance
Panel 2: Private Practitioners
Elizabeth K. Meyer, FASLA - Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia
Keith Bowers, FASLA, RLA, PWS - President and Founder, Biohabitats, Inc.
Dennis C. McGlade, RLA, FASLA - President/Partner, OLIN
Margie Ruddick - Landscape Designer & Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania