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Author Ken Greenberg to Give Keynote Address at 2016 CSLA Congress
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects is pleased to announce that urban designer, teacher and author Ken Greenberg will give a keynote address at the 2016 CSLA Congress to be held in Winnipeg from June 23rd to 25th, 2016.

Mr. Greenberg is an urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto and Principal of Greenberg Consultants. For over four decades he has played a pivotal role on public and private assignments in urban settings throughout North America and Europe, focusing on the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts, neighborhoods and on campus master planning, regional growth management, and new community planning. Cities as diverse as Toronto, Hartford, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Montréal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, St. Louis, Washington DC, Paris, Detroit, Saint Paul and San Juan Puerto Rico have benefited from his advocacy and passion for restoring the vitality, relevance and sustainability of the public realm in urban life. In each city, with each project, his strategic, consensus-building approach has led to coordinated planning and a renewed focus on urban design.

He is the recipient of the 2010 American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Design Excellence and the 2014 Sustainable Buildings Canada Lifetime Achievement Award. Involved in many grass roots and community initiatives he is a Board Member of Park People, a non-profit dedicated to the improvement of Toronto’s parks. He currently teaches at the University of Toronto where he an Adjunct Professor in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. He is also a co-founder and a Visiting Scholar at the new City Building Institute at Ryerson University in Toronto. A frequent writer for periodicals, he is the author of Walking Home: the Life and Lessons of a CityBuilder published by Random House.

The theme of the 2016 CSLA Congress is Home: Locally Inspired. Bringing the focus back to the local, this Congress will ask individuals to contemplate the influences of our work as landscape architects and its effects on the communities that we serve in order to improve all of our lives. According to Bob Somers and Bhavana Bonde, the 2016 Congress Co-Chairs:

Mr. Greenberg’s address will provide an interesting connection to the Congress theme. His work and his recently published book exemplify the personal connection between design, our profession of city building, and our homes. His is a storied career which, we believe, will spark a discussion about how our work affects our homes and communities.

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