Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Landscape architect par excellence

A profile of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, 94, landscape architect par excellence:

http://thetyee.ca/Presents/2016/03/14/Margolese-Prize-Winner-Cornelia-Oberlander/?utm_source=weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=140316

Great insights. Choice quotes:

” Her lifelong devotion to sustainability, pedestrian-friendliness, universal access and integration with nature dovetail with what we collectively recognize as the new imperatives for city-making. “

” I have never deviated from my dictum to bring nature into the city, and make people enjoy nature. And the passion is what drives me to keep going — just to make the world a little greener. “

On September 20, 2016, Dr. Oberlander was the recipient of the first-ever Governor General’s Medal for Landscape Architecture.  (Ottawa Citizen, September 17)

Erwin

August 2, 2016; updated September 19.