As the department turns 100 in the fall of 2013, we plan a series of events to look forward to the next century of design and planning towards a more sustainable and socially equitable world. We host a conference, Adaptive Metropolis, in September; "Watermarks", an international competition examining outdated flood risk management infrastructure; and the Berkeley Thunderdome, a series of live and online discussions about issues in landscape architecture. We host social events to connect our current students and recent grads with more senior alums and other professionals in the field. Our centennial book, Landscape at Berkeley (edited by Waverly Lowell, Elizabeth Byrne, and Carrie McDade), traces the history of landscape architecture and the department's role in that history over the past century, and looks forward to the future of the field, through a series of essays from leading practitioners and scholars.
We look forward to having you join us as we celebrate the department's birthday, and most importantly, as we look forward to the future of our field.
Matt Kondolf, Professor and Chair
Schedule of Events
|June 3, 2013||
|September 27-29, 2013||
|September 28, 2013||
|Friday, November 15, 2013||
CED LAEP Alumni Reunion at ASLA Boston
Please join us in Boston for a CED alumni reception to celebrate the profession. Come and reacquaint yourself with fellow colleagues and classmates, and to learn about what's new at Wurster Hall.
|Thursday, November 21, 2013||
As concrete channels inevitably age and reach the end of their design lives, river managers confront the question of what to do with this deteriorating infrastructure. Can the channels be rebuilt or modified to pass floods increasing due to urbanization and climate change? Or is this an opportunity to implement alternative approaches that restore valuable functions of natural rivers? Scholars, practitioners, and managers will share ideas and experiences from California and elsewhere in the US, and look forward to the challenges and opportunities of rethinking the concrete channel.
|Monday, November 25, 2013||
Thunderdome Debates: What Skills Do Landscape Architects Need for the Next 100 Years?