A profile of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, 94, landscape architect par excellence:
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)
August 2, 2016; updated September 19.