• Raleigh, NC

    Raleigh skyline from Dorothea Dix Park. Courtesy City of Raleigh

  • Raleigh, NC

    American Tobacco Historic District, Durham, NC. Courtesy American Tobacco Historic District

  • Raleigh, NC

    Duke University Crown Commons, Durham, NC. Courtesy Reed Hilderbrand

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    Moore Square, Raleigh, NC. Courtesy Sasaki

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    Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Court and Garden, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC. Courtesy NCMA

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    Proposed Sculpture Park at Duke University, Durham, NC. Courtesy West 8.

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    Historic Yates Mill County Park, Raleigh. Courtesy City of Raleigh

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    Aerial of Duke University, Durham, NC. Photo by Mark Hough

  • Raleigh, NC

    Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo, Raleigh, NC. Courtesy City of Raleigh

Online registration has closed.

On-site registration available at the Hunt Library on Friday, April 13.


North Carolina’s Research Triangle—including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill—is a rich tapestry of natural and cultural systems interwoven with campus landscapes (academic, corporate, and cultural), regional and urban parks, and residential communities that serve diverse populations. Although the idea of the ‘Research Triangle’ first began to form in the post-War era, the region’s history dates back centuries and includes periods of great achievement despite generations of racial strife. Now, in the first quarter of the 21st century, Raleigh, the state capital, and the neighboring cities of Durham and Chapel Hill are embracing their roles as incubators for fresh ideas in planning, design, and stewardship, with landscape architects often taking the lead.


To explore the choices that will shape the region’s future and to initiate and inspire broad community-based participation, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has curated a one-day summit to be held on Friday, April 13, 2018, in the auditorium at the James B. Hunt, Jr., Library at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh. The summit will draw attention to local and regional work that represents the best planning and design initiatives that strike a balance with natural, historic, cultural, and ecological systems. The summit is supported by Premier Sponsors, Sasaki and the Dix Park Conservancy; and Event Partners, the City of Raleigh, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and North Carolina State University’s College of Design.


Introductory presentations will explore the regionally unique coupling of human and natural systems. A morning panel of international practitioners will then reveal how the area’s campus landscapes are serving as “incubators” for innovative planning and design solutions. The afternoon panel will showcase new projects that are re-evaluating the region’s monuments and memorials, as well as two revered public landscapes—Moore Square and Dix Park.  A moderated closing panel, featuring Raleigh’s former chief planner, a nationally prominent design critic, and a leading advocate for the region’s cultural landscapes, will discuss and assess the day’s proceedings.



Available to paid registrants:


LA CES 6.5 LA CES™ professional development hours


LA CES 6.5 hours of AIA Learning Units

Schedule at a Glance / Conference and Related Events

13 Apr


NC State University, Raleigh
Friday | 8:30am-5pm