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ULI GCC: We are Not Exterior Decorators – Urbanism’s Virtuous Cycles

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2021-05-04
2021-05-04T20:30:00 - 2021-05-04T22:00:00
Asia/Muscat

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We invite you to join us for ULI GCC's first interactive presentation on Tuesday, 4 May entitled 'We are Not Exterior Decorators – Urbanism’s Virtuous Cycles'.
POINTS OF DISCUSSION
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  • In the past Urban Planning & Landscape Architecture was reduced to ‘placemaking’ and beautification but the climate crisis impels us to be ecological in all our design decisions
  • Urban Planners and Designers need to take responsibility to weave new natures that treat waste as a resource into our cityscapes to realize opportunities for sustainable, functional, and beautiful urban landscapes
  • Beauty has a function beyond simple enjoyment and humans have biological needs for experiences with nature which we must also concern ourselves with
  • Through an exploration of recent projects that combine cyclical ecological utility and beauty the presentation will outline a role for landscape architecture & urbanism that achieves artful landscapes that serve ecological ends
SPEAKERS
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  • Martha Schwartz, Senior Partner, Martha Schwartz Partners
  • Steven Veligrinis, Head of Master Planning, AECOM Middle East & Africa

Speakers

Steve Velegrinis

Head of Masterplanning, Middle East and Africa AECOM

Steven Velegrinis is Head of Masterplanning at AECOM Middle East and Africa. His work has focussed on the multi-disciplinary intersections between urban planning and landscape architecture and he has led design teams since 2003. Over the past 23 years he has practiced in Australia, Southeast Asia and …

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Martha Shwartz

Senior Partner Martha Schwartz Partners

Martha Schwartz is a tenured Professor in Practice at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is a landscape architect, urbanist, and climate activist. Her work and teaching focuses on the urban public realm landscape and its importance in making cities “climate ready”. For more than 40 years, …

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