Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture and TSW, an Atlanta-based planning, architecture, and landscape architecture firm, have announced that Kofi Boone, FASLA, a renowned professor of Landscape Architecture at NC State University, will be the 2022 speaker at the TSW Lecture Series on Urban Design. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. and will be held in-person at the Reinsch-Pierce Auditorium at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, 245 Fourth St., Atlanta. The program will also be streamed live on Instagram (@ gtarchitecture), and all formats are free and open to the public.
Professor Boone is a distinguished Joseph D. Moore Professor and University Faculty Scholar at NC State University. He hails from Detroit, Michigan and is renowned for his award-winning work that intersects landscape architecture and environmental justice, with a particular focus on democratic design and interpreting cultural landscapes. Beyond his academic work, Professor Boone serves on the boards of The Corps Network, The Black Landscape Architects Network, and The Black Land Loss Prevention Project, and is President of the Landscape Architecture Foundation.
This year’s TSW Lecture Series on Urban Design is expected to draw professionals, students, and enthusiasts of landscape architecture and urban design from across the country. The program provides a platform for discussing relevant issues, challenges, and opportunities related to urban design and landscape architecture.
The lecture by Professor Boone is set to provide insights into the significance of environmental justice and the role of democratic design in the design and planning of landscapes. He will also share his experiences in the interpretation of cultural landscapes, the importance of community engagement in urban design, and his involvement with various organizations committed to ensuring equity and social justice in environmental planning.
In summary, the TSW Lecture Series on Urban Design is an annual event organized by Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture and TSW, an Atlanta-based planning, architecture, and landscape architecture firm. This year’s speaker is Professor Kofi Boone, an award-winning landscape architect and distinguished professor at NC State University, who will discuss environmental justice, democratic design, cultural landscapes, and community engagement in urban design. The program is free and open to the public and will be held in-person and streamed live on Instagram.