Rasmus Astrup: 'City Nature' - The 2022 Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Lecture
In spring 2022, SLA partner and design principal Rasmus Astrup was invited to give the annual Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Lecture by the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Vancouver.
In his lecture, Rasmus provides insights into SLA’s design process, thinking, and projects – and our ongoing work as Lead Landscape Designers for the QUAYSIDE development in Waterfront Toronto and the masterplan for the former Toronto airport DOWNSVIEW.
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (1921-2021) was a trailblazing Canadian landscape architect who revolutionized mid-20th century urban play spaces, cleared the path for women in the profession, and designed several national and international projects of high natural, functional, and aesthetic beauty.
The filming of the 2022 Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Lecture is provided by our generous clients Icona Properties:
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How to fight the climate emergency with nature-based design
How can we design nature-based solutions when mitigating our cities and societies against climate emergency?
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How do citizens – and not just municipalities and experts – drive the strategic development of villages?