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Botanical Gardens 2045: Adapting to the Most Diverse Nation in History
October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden will host their LUNCHBOX Talk: Botanical Gardens 2045: Adapting to the Most Diverse Nation in History with Kofi Boone, professor of Landscape Architecture at NCSU’s College of Design.
The year 2045 marks the date when the United States will no longer be a White Majority nation. The majority of American citizens will be Black and Brown. Many institutions are rethinking their missions to assess the impact this shift will have on their leadership, programming, and facilities. These institutions are asking how best to engage with what will be the most diverse population in the nation’s history. How can Botanical Gardens extend their relevance and influence in this new era? This talk will share broad trends impacting institutions across the country highlighting case studies where shifts in leadership, programming, and facilities are helping institutions adapt to a new normal.
About the Speaker
Kofi is a Detroit native and a graduate of the University of Michigan (BSNR 1992, MLA 1995). His work is in landscape architecture and environmental justice with a focus on democratic design and cultural landscapes. He is a University Faculty Scholar and a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers. His teaching and a Board Director of The Landscape Architecture Foundation is a founding member of the ASLA Environmental Justice Professional Practice Network and serves on the Editorial Advisory Committee for Landscape Architecture Magazine.