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SALA | Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

March 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

2015 Margolese National Design for Living Prize
Lectures and panel discussion

Where are we going?

The role of, and opportunity for, nature and natural systems in dense cities, Vancouver in particular, is declining. Where are we going?

Landscape architect and recipient of the
2015 Margolese National Design for Living Prize
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
with journalist and author
J.B. MacKinnon
and landscape architect
Magnus Schön

Moderated by Moura Quayle, Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia.

Please note that this is a free but ticketed event. Get yours.

Recognized as a national treasure in Canada, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander has been creating innovative landscapes for over 60 years, collaborating as landscape architect on a wide range of projects with noted internationally acclaimed architects. She designed the iconic landscapes of the UBC Museum of Anthropology, Robson Square in Vancouver, and Ottawa’s National Gallery.

J.B. MacKinnon is the author of the bestsellers “The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was,” “As It Is,” “As It Could Be” and “The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating.” His books and journalism have won more than a dozen national and international awards. He lives in Vancouver.

Magnus Schön is a Swedish landscape architect whose work has contributed to the open space and natural systems infrastructure in Stockholm and beyond. He will give his view on the Stockholm Royal Seaport, an ambitious green urban planning project that will transform a former industrial zone into a thriving mixed-use area adapted to climate change.

Moura Quayle is interested in rethinking, refining, and rebuilding collaborative spaces at the intersections of academia, government, business, and civil society. She has brought her education and professional background in urban design and landscape architecture to bear on a variety of senior leadership positions.

About the Margolese Prize
Created by a generous estate gift made to the University of British Columbia by Leonard Herbert Margolese, the Margolese National Design for Living Prize awards annually an unrestricted $50,000 prize to a Canadian who has made and continues to make outstanding contributions to the development or improvement of living environments for Canadians of all economic classes.


Vancouver Playhouse
Vancouver, Canada


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