Harvard GSD Lecture: Kate Orff, “Toward an Urban Ecology”

On Tuesday, February 21, the Harvard Graduate School of Design will present a lecture by acclaimed architect Kate Orff entitled “Toward an Urban Ecology,” about her approach to sustainable architecture and design. Orff and her firm, SCAPE, re-conceives urban landscape design as a form of activism, demonstrating how to move beyond familiar ways of thinking about environmental, urban, and social issues as separate domains; instead employing a synthesis of practice to create a truly urban ecology. A range of participatory and science-based strategies will be discussed and shown in the lecture through the lens of the office’s work, featuring projects, collaborators, and design methods that advance urban ecological design.

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