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22nd Annual Winter Lecture Series: Adapting to a New Climate

Three Thursdays, January 27, February 24, & March 31, 2022

10:30–11:30 a.m. ET | NYBG

This year’s speakers explore proactive and intentional approaches that address the changing climate and environmental challenges we are facing now-not just beautifying landscapes but repairing and strengthening them.

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Kate Orff: Mending the Landscape

January 27, 2022

For Kate Orff, landscape architects must do more than “beautify”—they must help reset ecosystems to reconnect people to each other through ecological-social design.

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Claudia West: Rebuilding Abudance

February 24, 2022

Claudia West will share the scientific models and hands-on techniques her landscape architecture firm, Phyto Studio, applies to create rich and stable plantings that are tackle the maintenance challenge.

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James Burnett: Envisioning Landscapes: Making the Unseen Seen

March 31, 2022

James Burnett will discuss how landscapes can transform cities and strengthen communities, while addressing issues of access, equity, and health in public spaces.

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We offer Continuing Education credits (CEUS) for LACES for successful completion of each course in this series.

CART Interpretation will be provided at these events. For accommodation requests related to a disability, questions, comments, or more information about the accessibility of these events, please contact Lisa Whitmer at or 718.817.8765.

Funded in part by the Barbara Cushing Paley Fund