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Recorded Presentations

The Landscape of Gentrification - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 6, 2015 12:00am ‐ Nov 6, 2015 12:00am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00


The debate roars on in cities across the country: Is the work of landscape architects in urban communities “revitalization” or “gentrification”? This panel discussion examines the relationship of landscape architecture and gentrification and considers how we can improve communities without displacing the very people we are working to help.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the causes of gentrification.
  • Learn about the current arguments for and against gentrification.
  • Understand how the work of landscape architecture impacts gentrification.
  • Learn how landscape architects can work to avoid involuntary displacement of the communities for whom we design.

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  • Jennifer Wolch, Dean, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley
  • Anne Whiston Spirn, FASLA, Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kathleen King, Assoc. ASLA, Design Workshop
  • Dan Pitera, FAIA, Executive Director, University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture


  • 1.50 - PDH

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