The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Conference: Second Wave of Modernism II,  Landscape Complexity and Transformation (November 18, 2011 in NYC)

What does it mean to be sustainable in the stewardship of an historic landscape designed to emulate what Olmsted described as “the superabundant, creative power of nature” at the heart of a great metropolis?

The woodlands of Central Park are among the most historically significant designed landscapes in the country, they provide valuable refuge for wildlife, and they are a vital recreational resource for New Yorkers. When we expand our definition of ecology to include people and cultural values, and recognize that human activity is part of any ecosystem we touch, the question becomes not “how do we strike a balance between nature and culture?” but “how to do we interact with nature in a way that is both meaningful and sustainable?”  The goal of this one-day symposium is to engage experts with a range of relevant experience in the field of landscape architecture and environmental design in a discussion of woodland restoration and management in Central Park.

ASLA CEUs will be available for the conference.

Ken Smith Landscape