Thoughts on Urban Landscapes - 2 Cutting-Edge Gurus Bring Ideas to Memphis

James Corner and his firm are redesigning our own Shelby Farms Park. His other projects include New York's High Line and Fresh Kills parks, the new design of Seattle's waterfront, Santa Monica's new civic park, and other large projects in China, Korea, and Brazil.

John Hopkins is responsible for the design of the parkland and public realm setting for the London 2012 Olympic Games and has worked on a wide range of projects including strategic environmental planning, master planning, urban design, park planning and implementation in Great Britain, Malysia, Australia, Hong Kong, and the U.S.

Both will be in Memphis to speak on the new role landscape architecture is playing in creating urban environments and to celebrate the opening of Discovery Woodland Playground at Shelby Farms Park.

People, Places & Landscapes: Designing the 21st Century Urban Fabric
Thurs., Apr. 7
Luncheon Presentation: 11 am; Tour: 2-3pm.
@ Ducks Unlimited National Headquarters, 1 Waterfowl Way
Sponsored by Shelby Farms Park & ULI Memphis
Cost: $25.
To register phone 800-321-5011.