Keith McPeters is a Featured Speaker at the Civic Horticultural Conference
May 17, 2013 - Keith McPeters is a featured speaker at the The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s Civic Horticulture Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The conference will focus on the evolving benefits and role of civic horticulture in the city. Once limited to merely aesthetics and economics, the role of civic horticulture has been expanded to leverage the interconnectedness of the natural, cultural and ecological systems that foster healthy, vibrant cities.
Participating on the Parks & Plazas panel, Keith’s presentation will highlight the legacy of the City Beautiful movement, how our perceptions of cities have changed through the 19th to 21st centuries, and with it our corresponding views of the roles of the city and nature. Today, the question of who will decide and what will define a “civic horticulture” is not as easily determined. By examining GGN projects such as Centennial Park Master Plan, Lurie Garden, and the new Cleveland Group Plan, Keith will explore different approaches to the designed landscape that might begin to determine a new “civic horticulture.”
UPDATE: May 29, 2013 - Keith McPeters' presentation was featured in The Dirt, the blog published by the Association of Landscape Architects.