Sandy James’s post on Cornelia Oberlander – “the First Lady of Canadian Landscape Design” – is so apropos at this time of year, when her legacy, particularly Robson Square, literally blossoms.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that the look of Vancouver is captured in her works.
She’s still active, still provocative. In the film “City Dreamers” in which she’s featured, she says she’s not in favour of daylighting streams that have been previously culverted – as is proposed, for instance, for Brewery Creek through False Creek Flats. Too many unexpected consequences, says the voice of experience.