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FRI-D04 - Participating in Politics: Leveraging Landscape Architecture Skills to Influence Policy

Friday, October 20
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

1.5 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AIA/HSW, AICP

Feeling motivated to participate in politics? Don’t know where to start? How can landscape architects leverage their skills to make political and regulatory change? Panelists will discuss historical precedents for effective political involvement by designers and discuss things you can do right now to make a difference.

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Kate Kennen

Principal
Offshoots, Inc

Kate Kennen, ASLA is principal of Offshoots, Inc. (www.offshootsinc.com), a hybrid landscape architecture, installation and phytoremediation consulting firm in Boston. Kate coauthored the award-winning book “PHYTO: A Resource for Site Remediation and Landscape Design” which reviews strategies for remediation using plant-based systems. Kate grew up on her family’s nursery and garden center in Massachusetts, and obtained degrees in Landscape Architecture from Cornell and Harvard.

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Susannah Drake

Principal
DLANDstudio

Susannah C. Drake is the founding principal of DLANDstudio architecture + landscape architecture. The firm is the winner of national and international awards from the AIA, ASLA, and Chicago Athenaeum, and its 'Rising Currents, New Urban Ground' project for Lower Manhattan is in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Modern Art and Cooper Hewitt. Susannah received a BA from Dartmouth College and MArch and MLA degrees from Harvard GSD. Her essay 'WPA 2.0: Beauty, Economics, and Politics in the Creation of Public Infrastructure' appears in 'Nature and Cities' (2016), edited by Frederick Steiner, published by the Lincoln Land Institute.

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Trinity Simons

Executive Director
Mayors' Institute On City Design

As Executive Director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, Trinity Simons works with mayors across the country on their most pressing city design challenges. She currently serves as on the Board of Directors of Association for Community Design and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the NAAB, ACSA, AIAS, and the DC chapter of the AIA. She has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arkansas and a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Billy Fleming, PhD.

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