Mary Margaret Jones: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park— Sustainable Renewal for the 21st Century
Now in its 15th year, the Garden’s popular evening lecture series invites outstanding designers from around the world to discuss their favorite and signature landscape projects, providing insight into their working methods and design philosophies. This year’s speakers share a focus on reclaiming and regenerating urban landscapes—both vast and intimate—from parking lots to public spaces to industrial waterfronts.
President of Hargreaves Associates, Mary Margaret Jones has served as senior principal on award–winning projects in the U.S. and abroad. The firm’s work for the 2012 Olympic Park transformed a neglected post–industrial district in London’s East End into Europe’s largest urban park in 150 years. This innovative blueprint for sustainable city development combined traditional British park design—specifically Victorian and post–war pleasure gardens—with groundbreaking green technologies. Providing a stunning site for the Summer Games as well as an environmental legacy, including the largest wildflower ever planted in the U.K., the 247–acre project also restored the canalized River Lea into an attractive waterway. Jones will also discuss projects in New York City, Dallas, Houston, and Oklahoma City.
Monday, November 4, 2013
The New York Botanical Garden
20 West 44th Street
Midtown Education Center
New York, New York
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