We’re looking forward to getting out to some conferences over the next several months. RDG team members will be doing presentations on built projects and in-process projects, as well as taking advantage of great networking and professional development opportunities as attendees. Come say hello!
March 8, 2019
EQUITY OF PLACE: Social Justice in the Built Environment
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Keith Zaltzberg will be co-presenting with some of the team that made Fowler Clark Epstein Urban Farm such a success. Here’s a description:
“Boston’s dense urban environment, with a large stock of abandoned or underutilized properties, needs more than just affordable housing; it needs community engagement, green spaces, opportunities for education, and more local food. It needs accessible farm-to-table and sustainable employment; it needs health and wellness. Boston needs healthy, resilient communities, built for and by the inhabitants of its neighborhoods. Over the last five years, the Urban Farming Institute (UFI) has partnered with other organizations to build a vital commercial agriculture sector in Boston. These projects have connected the will, vision, and initiative of black and brown neighbors with the assets and resources of project development teams to increase the capacity of all to build a more equitable community. The crown jewel, envisioned in 2014, designed and constructed over the last three years, is the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm. This corner property in Mattapan, site of one of the oldest farmhouses in Boston, hosts just under a half acre of growing space, newly renovated office spaces, Farm Manager’s Residence, and a teaching kitchen for UFI’s green collar jobs training. How did this happen, what did we learn, and how can we recreate it in Boston and beyond? This panel will discuss how UFI worked with a world class development and design team including Perkins+Will, Historic Boston, the Trust for Public Land, and Regenerative Design Group, among others, to bring this dream into a reality.”
Find out more about the conference here.
March 28-30, 2019
Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning
Bas Gutwein and Laura Krok-Horton will be attending The Fabos Conference, which brings together practitioners who are influencing landscape planning, policy making, and greenway planning from the local to international level. Tracks and topics include climate adaptation, biodiversity, landscape character, cultural landscapes, and spatial analysis.
March 28-31, 2019
Living Soils Symposium
Genevieve Lawlor will be attending the Living Soils Symposium at the end of March. The Symposium “aims to promote the regeneration of soil health in order to mitigate climate change and promote a healthy agroecosystem.”
RDG continues to build our capacity in the fields of regenerative agriculture, restoration agroforestry, urban farming, and working for systems change in all aspects of landscape design, stewardship, and management. This conference touches on a lot of conversations we’re having in the studio and with our clients. It’s going to be a good one.
Jono Neiger has been committing more time to restoration agroforestry projects both in the States and abroad, and is looking forward to learning about the challenges, opportunities, and successes of other projects around the world.
He’ll be at:
May 20-22, 2019
4th World Congress on Agroforestry
Theme: Agroforestry – Strengthening links between Science, Society and Policy
June 24-27, 2019
North American Agroforestry Conference
Theme: Agroforestry for Sustainable Production + Resilient Landscapes
We’re also looking forward to NOFA and RALLY.
August 10 -11, 2019
NOFA Summer Conference
Theme: Nutrition Matters – Soil Health Builds Human Health
October 17-19, 2019
RALLY • National Land Conservation Conference
Look for updates about presentations as the dates draw near.