At 7pm this evening, award-winning landscape designer and author Margie Ruddick presents the third of the Inspire Jericho Talks public lecture series, “Creating Great Neighbourhoods – Respect the Land“, hosted by Canada Lands Company, the MST Partnership, and the City of Vancouver. (Details and registration links follow.)

Ruddick is a New York-based landscape architect and author of Wild by Design, and winner of the National Design Award in 2013 for her pioneering, environmental approach to urban landscape design, “forging a design language that integrates ecology, urban planning, and culture”.

Her reputation for realizing the idea of nature in the city once actually resulted in a court fine for bringing a bit too much nature to her own backyard.

As the landscape design mind behind some of the east coast’s most treasured, natural public spaces, Ruddick is perhaps the perfect choice to talk about strategies for creating life-enhancing landscapes that combine ecological function with design, reflecting the aim of Inspire Jericho Talks — to share inspiration, spark ideas, and explore possibilities for the future of the Jericho Lands.

As Ruddick explains on her website:

We try to get to the underlying nature of the site. We focus on how a place feels and how it works. We focus on scale, collaboration, green practices, use, detail, context.

Inspire Jericho Talks 3
Featuring Margie Ruddick

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Kitsilano Secondary School Auditorium
2706 Trafalgar Street, Vancouver

Tickets are free – register here.

Can’t make it? The City of Vancouver will broadcast Ruddick’s talk live on Facebook.

Inspire Jericho Talks brings speakers from Vancouver and beyond to share inspiration, spark ideas, and explore possibilities. Previous speakers have included Charles Montgomery on how urban design can influence health, happiness, and inclusiveness, and Jeff Speck on “deep walkability”; over the coming months, other themes include indigenous inspiration, resilience and more.

Inspire Jericho Talks is a speaker series co-hosted by Canada Lands Company (“CLC”), the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh (“MST”) Partnership, and the City of Vancouver to bring the community together as part of the development of a policy statement for the future of the Jericho Lands.

For updates on Jericho Lands and future events, sign up on the Inspire Jericho website.

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