UTSA CACP 2017-18 Speaker Series continues April 16 with Dr. Gareth Doherty

(April 11, 2018) -- The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s (CACP) 2017-2018 Speaker Series continues with Dr. Gareth Doherty, Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Doherty’s research and teaching focus on the relationship between people and the landscapes they inhabit, with the central inquiry of how ethnographic fieldwork methods can inspire design and planning innovations. In his talk, Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State, Doherty will discuss his newest book and speak about ecological urbanism in practice. The event is free and open to the public and will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16 in The DoSeum Theater, 2800 Broadway St. SATX 78209.

Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State (University of California Press) was among the American Society of Landscape Architects’ top 10 books of 2017. The multidisciplinary study considers the concept of green from multiple perspectives—aesthetic, architectural, environmental, political, and social—in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Although green is often celebrated in cities as a counter to gray urban environments, it has not always been good for cities. Similarly, manifestation of the color green in arid urban environments is often in direct conflict with the practice of green from an environmental point of view. This paradox is at the heart of the book.

Doherty’s additional publications include Roberto Burle Marx Lectures: Landscape as Art and Urbanism; Is Landscape…? Essays on the Identity of Landscape, edited with Charles Waldheim; and Ecological Urbanism, edited with Moshen Mostafavi. He is also a founding editor of the Harvard GSD publication New Geographies and editor-in-chief of New Geographies 3: Urbanisms of Color. Doherty’s work suggests landscape is best understood alongside related terms across expanded disciplines and professions, arguing an ecological approach is urgently needed in both established and emerging contemporary cities.

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