Calling all change-makers who are passionate about sustainability, challenging the status quo, pursuing big ideas, and playing their unique role! The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is convening a diverse group of preeminent thinkers and influencers from around the world to set the course for landscape architecture to make its vital contribution in the 21st century.
The Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future will critically reflect on what landscape architecture has achieved over the last 50 years and present bold ideas for what it should achieve in the future. Over the course of two days, 70 established and emerging leaders will present their “Declarations” and engage in lively debate about realizing landscape architecture’s potential and effecting real world change.
The Summit marks 50 years since Ian McHarg and other leading landscape architects composed LAF’s seminal Declaration of Concern, which decried the burgeoning environmental crisis and heralded landscape architecture as critical to help solve it. Building on this legacy, this one-time historic gathering will culminate in a redrafting of the original 1966 Declaration of Concern and a landmark publication of the ideas presented.
Join the best minds and rising stars in contemporary landscape architecture, broaden your thinking, get inspired, and help propel the profession forward!
The New Landscape Declaration: A Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future
June 10-11, 2016
University of Pennsylvania