SUN-A01: Mayoral Leadership: Engaging Landscape Architects in the Design of Cities

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Civic leaders are leveraging opportunities within their cities through the act of “design.” Understanding that the city is a landscape, enlightened mayors are turning to landscape architects for urban refurbishment. This session focuses on national experiences and the arc of one mayor in particular.
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Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
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Understand what motivates local leaders, and what mayors can do to improve the quality of the built environment and advance green design practices.
Learn how local elected officials are addressing design through a variety of city offices and initiatives.
See examples from all over the country of mayors acting to promote the public realm and livability; take a deep dive into Baltimore as a case study.
Learn new approaches to civic design and implementation that are replicable to your practice and community.
Trinity Simons, Mayors’ Institute on City Design; Brian Greenan, LEED GA, Baltimore Development Corporation; David Rubin, ASLA, LAND COLLECTIVE
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