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TCLF in the News

May 26, 2015
Architecture Lab

Toronto chief planner Jen Keesmaat is calling for the removal of the eastern Gardiner, putting her at odds with the mayor on one of the most important issues facing the city.

May 26, 2015
Tree Hugger

Montreal landscape architect Claude Cormier has completed a redesign [for Toronto's Berczy Park] that is getting ready for construction starting this fall. He presented the park at the Cultural Landscape Foundation's Leading with Landscape conference in Toronto.

May 24, 2015
New York Times

Oakland, California "may be the largest city in America named after a tree, these days there are very few of the oaks left."

May 23, 2015
Globe and Mail

Toronto City Planner Jennifer Keesmaat stated during an onstage presentation at TCLF's Second Wave of Modernism conference that the city's Gardiner Expressway east should be torn down.

May 22, 2015
Toronto Star

On Friday, Keesmaat appeared at a conference at the University of Toronto sponsored by the Washington-based Cultural Landscape Foundation. Tory opened the conference but left before Keesmaat was interviewed on stage by Paul Bedford, Toronto’s chief planner from 1996 to 2004. 

May 22, 2015

In conversation with former Chief City Planner Paul Bedford earlier today, Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat came out strongly in favour of removing the Gardiner east in order to create a boulevard. Her statement, made to a university theatre filled with landscape architects and urban planners at the “Second Wave of Modernism III” conference, echoed Bedford’s earlier statements about what they assert is the cheaper and better option from a planning and economic development perspective.

May 22, 2015
Walker Magazine

The noted deisgn writer Alexandra Lange offers an illunimating examination of how to explore architecture and landscape archtiecture through social media.

May 19, 2015
Journal of Finance & Commerce

The city is taking a new approach to improvements starting with a study of the historic structures and existing conditions on the site.

May 19, 2015
Southwest Journal

The City of Minneapolis plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for a study of Peavey Plaza’s historic significance, which will serve as a guide for the revitalization of the public space at 11th & Nicollet.

May 16, 2015
The Weekly Standard

On Tuesday, the Obama Foundation announced that the Obama Presidential Library will be built in the South Side of Chicago.  Specifically, it will be built on top of one of Chicago's historical urban parks.