Education Session - Panel Format

MON-D05 - Watershed Futures: Intersections of Design and Policy

Monday, October 22
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 122


Landscape architects and civic leaders are undertaking visionary projects that redefine cities’ relationships with their watersheds, but policy often fails to keep pace with the progress made through urban design. This session explores how landscape architects and their allies can influence water-related policy and effect change at a larger scale.

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Nina-Marie E. Lister, Hon. ASLA

Professor, Director
Ecological Design Lab, Ryerson University

Nina-Marie Lister is Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto, where she founded and directs the Ecological Design Lab. From 2009-2014, she was Visiting Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Trained as an ecologist and a registered urban planner (MCIP RPP), Lister is the founding principal of, a creative studio practice working at the interface of landscape, ecology, and urbanism. She is co-editor of Projective Ecologies (Harvard & Actar Press, 2014) and author of more than 40 scholarly and professional publications.


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Jessica M. Henson, ASLA


Jessica is an Associate at OLIN, where she is currently the Associate-in-Charge of the Los Angeles County masterplan for the Los Angeles River. At OLIN she has contributed to several planning and design projects that seek to create socially and environmentally resilient infrastructures including the LA River Index and Meeting Green, a winning entry in the Philadelphia Water Department’s Soak It Up! design competition. Jessica’s other significant projects include Chicago’s Vista Tower, a new residential precinct at the University of Washington in Seattle, and the new U.S. Embassies in London and Brasilia.


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Billy Fleming, ASLA

Ian L. McHarg Center, University of Pennsylvania


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Mary Pat McGuire, ASLA

University of Illinois


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MON-D05 - Watershed Futures: Intersections of Design and Policy

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