Adriaan Geuze keynote speaker at Making and Managing Toronto’s 21st Century Landscape
Organised by The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Making and Managing Toronto’s 21st Century Landscape will tackle numerous issues including those that deal with the city’s identity – what does it mean for a 21st century city to be historic and modern at the same time? – and stewardship – what new models for public/private financing and management are emerging?
West 8’s principal, Adriaan Geuze will participate in Panel II: Toronto Lessons – Exporting Innovation & Failure, along with fellow panelists Geoff Cape, CEO, Evergreen and Thomas L. Woltz, Principal, Nelson Byrd Woltz. The discussion which will take place on the afternoon of the 22nd of May will be moderated by Bruce Kuwabara, Founding Partner, KPMB Architects, Toronto.
Other participating speakers, include internationally significant private sector practitioners working on current and proposed projects in Toronto, municipal leaders, leading critics and thinkers, and academics from Canada, the US and the Netherlands, will also examine how existing parks and open spaces are adapted to accommodate contemporary and future needs and expectations, and how innovative landscape planning and design techniques developed in Toronto apply to other cities, and vice versa – and the impact of imported ideas on local conditions.
Making and Managing Toronto’s 21st Century Landscape is the third in an ongoing series about the Second Wave of Modernism, and follows conferences at the Chicago Architecture Foundation (2008) and New York’s Museum of Modern Art (2011).
In addition to the daylong conference at the Isabel Bader Theatre, University of Toronto. The What’s Out There Weekend Toronto, May 23-24, will feature two days of free, expert-led tours of the City’s diverse body of new and heritage-designed landscapes (in tandem with the City’s Doors Open architecture tours).