Spotlighting parks design and innovation
Through the Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series, global design innovators and local thought-leaders showcase the most exciting new parks destinations and delve into important issues affecting our vibrant city and region.
The 2015 series features impressive talent and dynamic speakers from across the county and around the world – including our own backyard.
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 7PM
Parks and the Next Generation
Pohlad Auditorium, Minneapolis Central Library
This is a FREE public event
- Roger Cummings, Founder, Juxtaposition Arts
- Tom Fisher, outgoing Dean, University of Minnesota College of Design and incoming Dayton Hudson Land Grant Chair and Director, University of Minnesota Metropolitan Design Center
- Kristine Miller, Professor and Department Head, University of Minnesota College of Design Department of Landscape Architecture
Seating is Limited • Registration opens May 28
Please join us for a pre-lecture coffee hour at 6pm
2015 Series Continues
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 7pm
Cities for All: The Role of Parks & Open Spaces
Capri Theater, Minneapolis
Gil Penalosa, Executive Director, 8-80 Cities
About the Lecture Series
In 2010, we helped jumpstart a conversation about parks design and city-building with our first Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series, hosting landscape designers and park advocates whose work includes The High Line in New York and London’s Green Grid. The Parks Foundation has produced a lecture series nearly every year since, always with the goal of demystifying the impact of great design – inspiring thousands to be champions for dynamic, vibrant public space in Minneapolis and throughout the region.
- Kate Orff, Founder & Principal, SCAPE Landscape Design, and 2014 Buckminster Fuller Institute Challenge winner
- Adriaan Geuze, WEST 8
- Eelco Hooftman, GROSS.MAX
- Jamie Dean, principal designer and program manager of London’s Green Grid
- Robert Hammond, President of Friends of the High Line, and Lisa Tziona Switkin, of James Corner Field Operations and primary designer of New York City’s High Line
- Laurie Olin, a distinguished teacher, author and founding principal of OLIN, one of America’s leading landscape architecture firms
- Tom Leader of Tom Leader Studio and Sheila Kennedy of KVA Architects, designers of RiverFirst, the winning proposal for the Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition.
The Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series has been proudly co-presented with significant contribution from these partners: