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NM. Lister will be giving a keynote lecture at the Biennial Symposium 2018 as part of the “Performative Nature” segment hosted at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona.

During this event speakers will cover climate change denial, resource depletion, the retreat of democracy, the proliferated intolerance, and the vulnerability of people attacked in public spaces. These action items call for fortification in the name of safety, by means of defensive landscape design and policy. While addressing these challenges, the designers are summoned to rethink beauty in order to construct emotionally perforative natures.

More information on the full event can found here.

Keynote Talk as part of the MillerComm Lecture, co-sponsored by the Centre for Advanced Study.

NM. Lister will deliver the keynote address at the Fresh Water Symposium at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana on September 13-14. Fresh Water: Design Thinking for Inland Water Territories is an interdisciplinary design symposium addressing regional, territorial, and continental water issues across inland North America. The geographic contexts and intellectual sites for the symposium—the major inland (non-coastal) watersheds of the Mississippi, the Great Lakes Basin, St. Lawrence, and the Nelson riversheds—remain under-explored in design research. The conference is hosted by the University of Illinois Department of Landscape Architecture.

Proposal Unveiled for the Rees Street Park Design Competition

Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation recently unveiled ten design proposals as part of the international design competition for York Street Park and Rees Street Park. The design proposals have been developed and submitted by:

Rees Street Park

• PUBLIC CITY Architecture (Toronto)

• SCAPE Landscape Architecture (New York) + BSN Architects (Toronto)

• Snøhetta (New York) + PMA Landscape Architects (Toronto)

• Stoss Landscape Urbanism (Boston) + DTAH (Toronto) in collaboration with PLANDFORM

• wHY Architecture (New York) + Brook Mcllroy (Toronto)

You can also view all proposals online and share your thoughts at

New Project!

Friends of South Shore has engaged PLANDFORM to help ensure a fair and public process from Prince Edward County Council through a recent Official Plan Amendment. PLANDFORM is helping this community group to advocate for a democratic public process to protect their community’s unique cultural and natural heritage assets. Through assisting with a number of technical studies and planning reports, PLANDFORM is helping Friends of South Shore to navigate the planning process in Prince Edward County.