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Conference Proceedings (Video) from Second Wave of Modernism III


TCLF's Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape conference held on May 22, 2015 at the Isabel Bader Theatre, Victoria University in the University of Toronto featured record-breaking attendance, meaty presentations and headline-making announcements. Individual speaker presentations can be accessed through the links below.

Welcome, Introduction and Opening Remarks

Janet Rosenberg, Founding Principal, Janet Rosenberg & Studio
Michael McClelland, Principal, E.R.A. Architects, Inc.
Mayor John Tory, Toronto, ON

Making and Managing Toronto’s 21st Century Landscape

Charles A. Birnbaum, Founder + President, The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Setting the Stage I: A History of Coupled Human & Natural Systems in Toronto

Nina-Marie Lister, Associate Professor, Ryerson University, School of Planning
Brendan Stewart, Landscape Architect, ERA Architects, Inc
Jane Wolff, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Setting the Stage II: Toronto’s Emerging Urban Public Realm

Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto
Paul J. Bedford, Urban mentor and former chief planner for the City of Toronto

Panel 1: Current Work in Toronto

Jane Amidon, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Urban Landscape Program, Northeastern University School of Architecture

Claude Cormier
, Principal, Claude Cormier + Associés
Marc Ryan, Principal, PUBLIC WORK office for urban design & landscape architecture
Elizabeth Silver, Senior Associate, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

Panel 2: Toronto Lessons – Exporting Innovation & Failure

Bruce Kuwabara
, Founding Partner, KPMB Architects

Adriaan Geuze, Principal, West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.
Geoff Cape, CEO, Evergreen Brickworks
Thomas L. Woltz, Principal, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Closing Comments

Charles A. Birnbaum