In an effort to broaden awareness of the public realm transformation underway across the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Research Triangle, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will curate a conference and related events on April 12-15, 2018 that will draw an audience that is local, national, and international in scope. In developing these events, TCLF, in partnership with the City of Raleigh, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Museum of Art, and Sasaki, is working to excite and inspire constituents, helping them to understand that the ambitions of their region are worthy of critical analysis and evaluation, and broadcasting.
Over the past fifteen years TCLF has organized numerous conferences – all of them sold-out events – that examine urban planning and landscape architecture. Most recently, the foundation’s Leading with Landscape conferences in San Antonio (2017), Houston (2016) and Toronto (2015) have taken multi-disciplinary approaches to understanding the balance that exists between stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the evolving identities of urban areas. Conference attendees included landscape architects and allied practitioners, urban planners and related municipal officials, stewardship advocates, educators, elected officials, and other interested parties. All three conferences also secured the participation of their mayors, and key public, non-profit, and academic sector leaders and tastemakers.