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Kate on the future of public landscapes after Covid in The New York Times

Sep 14, 2020

In this weekend’s New York Times, Kate spoke with author James Russell about the future of public landscapes after Covid, which has transformed the uses and design of the built environment across the globe. “I see large connective landscapes as combating the isolation and interiority of Covid. We need transformative landscapes that really burst open

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SCAPE and Dr. Don Boesch envision the future coast of Louisiana

Aug 6, 2020

Yesterday, Kate joined WWNO’s Tegan Wendland for a virtual event on the Washington Post Live, Conservation and Sustainability, to discuss SCAPE’s collaboration with Dr. Don Boesch and the Walton Family Foundation on a vision for the Louisiana coast with fully implemented restoration. The segment also included Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland; Christiana Figueres, former

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Chattahoochee RiverLands team releases final report and vision

Jul 22, 2020

After 20 months of research, public engagement and collaboration, the Chattahoochee RiverLands Design Team released the Chattahoochee RiverLands Greenway Study alongside the Trust for Public Land, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the City of Atlanta, and Cobb County. Led by SCAPE, the core team includes Gresham Smith, New South Associates, Biohabitats, Dr. Na’Taki Osborne Jelks,

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Black Lives Matter.

Jun 5, 2020

This represents a statement-in-progress. We aim to refine and expand on this in our company retreat in July, translating our collective reflections into a platform for action and accountability. Black Lives Matter. Landscape architecture and urban planning, alongside every other profession that underpins American society, is complicit in sustaining patterns of spatial practice that fall

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Kate on landscape architecture as climate activism in Cooper Hewitt Design Journal

May 29, 2020

Increasingly, “designing the social must be paired with new forms or architectural expression like un-making, un-doing, subtracting, reversing, decarbonizing, tearing out, ripping up, re-planting, and connecting,” Kate Orff described in a 2019 lecture for the Architectural League of New York. In the Summer 2020 issue of the Cooper Hewitt Design Journal, Kate explores these ideas

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SCAPE and Studio Gang unveil new design for Tom Lee Park

May 21, 2020

On Wednesday, May 20, we unveiled a new design for Tom Lee Park with Studio Gang–a 30-acre riverfront park catalyzing the unification of river and city by transforming the most visible and accessible piece of the Mississippi riverfront into a signature park for all Memphians. Via live webcast on The Daily Memphian homepage, SCAPE Founding

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SCAPE joins The Harborkeepers to launch Vision Chelsea Creek

May 19, 2020

Today, The Harborkeepers launched Vision Chelsea Creek: a six month-long visioning, planning, and stakeholder engagement process to re-imagine the abandoned MBTA / MassDOT-owned railway site along the industrial shoreline of lower Chelsea Creek in East Boston. Aiming to solve for multiple coastal and urban challenges, this project is driven by a public-private partnership between The

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Hayward Shoreline Adaptation Master Plan launches website and public comment form

May 18, 2020

Today, we launched a new website to gather public input on the Hayward Shoreline Adaptation Master Plan by June 12th. The shoreline of Hayward, CA is a mosaic of diverse bayland ecosystems, habitats, and critical infrastructure – supporting a mix of tidal marshes, salt ponds, filtration marshes, storage ponds, diked wetlands, landfills, solar fields, and

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Hudson Rising made available as immersive online experience

Apr 30, 2020

While museums and cultural institutions across the nation are closed, some of our partners are developing new ways to interact with and learn from past exhibits. Hudson Rising—a 2019 exhibit at the New-York Historical Society exploring 200 years of ecological change and environmental activism along the Hudson River—is now available as an immersive online experience.

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