Video: The Importance of Research for Successful International Projects

Published April 28, 2014


When designers work internationally and across cultures, understanding the people and environmental contexts of the project are especially critical.  This panel will explore a variety of ways that academic and scientific research informs, shapes and improves landscape architectural design.  The participants, from Australia, Italy, Spain and Iran, are studying the gradual impact of climate change on natural hazards, preserving indigenous methods of adaptations, analyzing the processes at work in urban forests, sustainable approaches to design and construction, biodigesters, water conservation.   Collectively, we will discuss how research and inquiry influence innovation in international landscape architectural practice.

Sara Zare – Visiting Scholar at SUNY-ESF, University of Tehran, Iran
Julia Watson – Principal, Studio Rede, NYC/Australia, Interdisciplinary Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
Eleonora Zilianti, ASLA – Principal, Landstudio, NYC/Italy
Enrique Ibanez Gonzalez – Principal, Urbanmatters, Spain
Marcha Johnson, ASLA, PhD – Moderator

Location: Trespa Design Centre, 62 Greene St

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