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Over the past few decades, the City of Pittsburgh has become “a model of Rust Belt revitalization,” and its revival, in large part, is due to the preservation and management of parks systems. West Virginia University will provide an opportunity for students and community members to learn about how the city has reinvented itself from one of Pittsburgh’s distinguished environmental designers and visionaries, Susan Rademacher, parks curator for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, who will serve as speaker for this year’s E. Lynn Miller Lecture series Wednesday, April 26.
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“The lessons of maintaining and enhancing open spaces as a city reinvents itself is extraordinarily valuable. Our students can see the significance of their work within a larger urban context, and how partnerships enhance performance.” – Peter Butler, associate professor of landscape architecture and coordinator of E. Lynn Miller Lecture, WVU
“The Parks Curator’s role is to preserve, restore, and enhance the parks through planning and design that is rooted in an ethic of stewardship for cultural and natural resources.” – Susan Rademacher, Hon. ASLA
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Students and faculty, including high school students interested in the fields of landscape architecture, design, urban and community planning, environmental preservation
Landscape architecture and design practitioners
Urban and community and design and planning practitioners
Environmental preservation and restoration professionals
CONTACT: Nikky Luna; WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural
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