Speakers: Barbara Wilks, FASLA, FAIA & Steven N. Handel, PhD, Fellow of the Ecological Society of America
Public landscapes increasingly attempt to join ecological improvements to the practical,
aesthetic, and cultural aspects of their landscape enhancements. Our two speakers, each
acclaimed in their respective fields of Landscape Architecture and Restoration Ecology, have
collaborated on numerous projects over the past ten years. They will review their collaborative
design process through a series of public park projects where ecological structure and function
was a significant part of the design vocabulary, followed by an interactive discussion on the
nuts and bolts of their Eco-Design collaboration.