That’s the question that Carol Mayer-Reed will explore on a panel at the ASLA National Meeting in Chicago on Friday, November 6. “Designing with the Homeless” will explore the role of landscape architects, planners, and designers in addressing homelessness which is experienced by an estimated 650,000 people in America.
Join Carol; Randy Hester, FASLA, University of California; Douglas Pardue, University of Georgia; and Katherine Eastman, Student ASLA, Design Workshop, as they examine how design can positively impact the health, well-being, and future prospects of homeless people.
Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Think Out Loud” radio program discusses the Willamette Falls Riverwalk which will be designed by the Mayer/Reed-led team that includes Snøhetta and DIALOG. The interview which aired June 3, features Carol Mayer-Reed and Michelle Delk of Snøhetta.
Carol Mayer-Reed examines Portland’s lively food cart culture and its relationship to urban vitality in “Portland’s Street Food Phenomenon,” published in the May issue of ASLA’s blog, The Dirt. “The carts, which also form food cart pods, make a positive, colorful contribution to the city’s sense of livability, promote social interaction, and support small businesses. After all, the presence of people gathering in places attracts more people.”
Cast earth, twisted rail, stone and water. Let’s talk about public art along the new Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail line: All of the pieces going in are amazing – some inspiring delight and wonder, others providing pause for contemplation. That’s how art should be.
As we’ve designed public spaces along the line, Mayer/Reed has worked to integrate several art pieces into the design, adding a unique flavor to each station. You’ll get a chance to learn about the art along the entire alignment and hear from a few of the artists on April 17 at TriMet’s TriMet’s Transit On Tap, their series of free public talks held at brewpubs. Sponsored by Mayer/Reed, this event will be at Ford Food and Drink. See you there!