Renewing parks to reconnect & revitalize cities — San Antonio, TX — March 3 2017

The Cultural Landscape Foundation will present Leading with Landscape III: Renewing San Antonio’s Brackenridge Park, a one-day summit on March 3, 2017 at The Stable at Pearl in lovely San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio, like other cities around the country, is making strategic infrastructure investments reminiscent of those in Toronto and Houston, where new parks and open spaces are being built to a high level of design, often leveraging a diversity of public and private partnerships with leadership coming from multiple sectors. What distinguishes San Antonio is a greater density of rich and complex heritage resources, such as the Missions, the Alamo, and others, which are integral to the city’s identity and serve diverse constituencies. A core part of this heritage is Brackenridge Park, a site rich in cultural resources.

To explore options for the park’s future and to initiate and inspire broad community-based participation, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is curating a one-day summit to be held on Friday, March 3rd at The Stable at Pearl, featuring nationally prominent practitioners and other leaders, to explore options for the park’s future and to initiate and inspire broad community-based participation. The summit, convened in concert with the Brackenridge Park Conservancy (BPC) will draw attention to local, regional and national project work that are exemplars of planning and design, while striking a balance for a landscape’s complex natural, historic, cultural, and ecological systems.

Speakers and respondents:

  • Andres Andujar, CEO, Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation
  • Kinder Baumgardner, FASLA, Managing Principal, SWA | Houston
  • Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, President & CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
  • Lynn Osborne Bobbitt, Executive Director, Brackenridge Park Conservancy
  • Rick Casey, Host, KLRN Television
  • Everett L. Fly, FASLA, NCARB Certified, Landscape Architect/Architect, E L Fly Architect
  • Gina Ford, ASLA, PLA, Principal, Sasaki
  • Robert Hammond, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Friends of the High Line
  • Bob Harris, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Partner, Lake|Flato Architects
  • Mia Lehrer, FASLA, Founder + President, Mia Lehrer + Associates
  • Vincent L. Michael, PhD, Executive Director, San Antonio Conservation Society
  • Leilah Powell, Chief of Policy, Office of Mayor Ivy R. Taylor, City of San Antonio
  • Chris Reed, FASLA, Founding Director, Stoss
  • Douglas Reed, FASLA, RAAR, Principal, Reed Hilderbrand, LLC
  • Robert Rivard, Co-Founder and Editor, Rivard Report
  • Suzanne B. Scott, General Manager, San Antonio River Authority
  • Ivy R. Taylor, Mayor, City of San Antonio, Texas
  • Christine Ten Eyck, FASLA, President, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects
  • Robert C. Treviño, City Council District 1, City of San Antonio, Texas
  • Alan E. Warrick, II, City Council District 2, City of San Antonio, Texas

For nearly 20 years, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has organized numerous conferences that examine urban planning and landscape architecture. Most recently, TCLF’s Leading with Landscape II: The Houston Transformation and Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape (Toronto) conferences have taken multi-disciplinary approaches to understanding the balance that exists between stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the evolving identities of urban areas. The conferences are attended by landscape architects and allied practitioners, urban planners and related municipal officials, stewardship advocates, educators, and most importantly, the general public. A reception will follow the conference.

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