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Friday, October 16 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Case studies of community engagement and social justice through the design process LIMITED

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This seminar will share the professional and research experience of Black landscape architecture practitioners and educators through community participatory design. Through the presentation of in-depth case studies, seminar participants will gain awareness of the range of issues, opportunities, and tools used to work with communities on design and planning challenges in the context of social and environmental justice .


C.L. Bohannon

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
C.L. Bohannon, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Virginia Tech. He is an Emerging Engagement Scholar designated by the Engaged Scholarship Consortium. Dr. Bohannon’s teaching and scholarship emphasizes the collaborative nature of working with communities to address self identified needs through the lens of community engagement. His works focus on social identity and place, social justice, landscape literacy and food... Read More →

Kofi Boone

Associate Professor, NCSU College of Design
Kofi Boone is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at NC State University, College of Design. He is a Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Emerging Issues, a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers, and serves as Co-Director of the College of Design’s Ghana Study Abroad Program. Through scholarship, teaching, and extension service Professor Boone works in the landscape context of environmental justice. His works emphasizes... Read More →
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charles cross

Director of Landscape Architecture, Detroit Collaborative Design Center
Charles Cross, ASLA, is the Director of Landscape Architecture at the Detroit Collaborative Design Center; as well as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. He was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the American Society of Landscape Architects New York City Chapter in 2002, and received the Most Supportive Faculty Member award in 2015 from the American Institute of Architecture Students. With a commitment... Read More →

Douglas Williams

I was raised in Chicago, Illinois where the city’s motto: “City in a garden” was championed in the neighborhood of my youth. Little did I know I would go on to find my path among the professions that stewards the built environment of the outdoors. Locally and internationally, my work experience has included public and private sector design practice and education. One of my most enjoyed experiences was designing a memorial garden for the... Read More →

Friday October 16, 2015 1:45pm - 3:15pm
01 - Rhythms Sheraton Hotel