Shaping America’s Heartland: Reflections on Landscape Architecture in the Midwest
Chicago will host the final 2009 installment in a series of national symposia placing a critical spotlight on landscape architects of the 20th century and their vast range of works.
The Chicago symposium will broaden the focus to incorporate much of the mid-western United States. Speakers will explore the lives and built legacies of the designers such as Dan Kiley, Alfred L. Boerner & Marshall Johnson.
Speakers from landscape practice and academia will provide insight for designed landscapes within the context of remarkable urban growth during the 20th C, and how that growth was reflected through residential and civic landscape design in mid-western cities and suburbs alike.