Date: Wednesday, Nov. 1
Time: 5 pm
Location: Kirk Hall Room 144, 117 Science Pl., Saskatoon
Free and open to the public
About this event
A talk by Julie St-Arnault, landscape architect and urban designer with award-winning firm Vlan
The urban design project must be sensitive to the intrinsic characteristics of site, revealing through the experience of space the qualities specific to its identity. Social and environmental issues must also be addressed in addition to the poetic reading of the place. Today's environmental changes call for urgent action on the part of planning professionals. We need to recognize the fragility of our environment, seen as a living organism where man and nature are one. The presentation will cover the regenerative challenges of our landscapes through projects carried out by Vlan. The projects presented, of varying scales, contexts, and typologies, have a common denominator: their specificity to the milieu in which they are inserted and their capacity to regenerate this environment.
Julie St-Arnault is a graduate of the University of Montreal’s School of Landscape Architecture. She co-founded Vlan, a landscape and urban design firm working on large-scale, multidisciplinary projects in Quebec and Ontario. Julie has been responsible for major urban, landscape and heritage development projects. Since 1998, she’s also been an active guest lecturer, critic, and teacher at Université de Montréal, UQAM, McGill University, Dalhousie University and the Illinois Institute of Technology. She’s a member of several landscape and planning committees. She has published and contributed to several works on landscape architecture in Canada.
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