Harvard Museum of Natural History

Season 2011 Episode 06.29.11

Restoring an Urban Watershed: Ecology, Equity, and Design

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Anne Whiston Spirn focused on the story of Mill Creek's restoration as a model for uniting science, design, and community engagement to address social and environmental problems. Spirn discussed how "landscape literacy" is just as critical to those solutions as verbal literacy was to the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Anne Whiston Spirn award-winning author, photographer, and professor of landscape architecture and planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The lecture series, New Directions in EcoPlanning, is presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural History and supported by a generous gift from Michael Dyett (AB ’68, MRP ’72) and Heidi Richardson.moreless

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