James Corner on Parks & Urban Environments

Parks have a profound effect on the communities around them. View the interaction between our open spaces and the urban environment from a fresh perspective. Internationally-renowned landscape architect James Corner will draw from his experiences exploring the intersection between urbanism and landscape design to discuss the importance of parks to urban settings.

When:  June 13 at 7 pm
Where:  Santa Monica Main Public Library
MLK Jr Auditorium
James Corner’s projects span the globe, including New York’s wildly successful High Line. Under his direction, James Corner Field Operations is currently working on the design for Santa Monica’s Civic Center parks.
This FREE event is sponsored by the Santa Monica Recreation & Parks Commission.
Seating is limited. Save yours today. RSVP to ccs@smgov.net.
The MLK Jr Auditorium is wheelchair accessible. To request a disability-related accommodation, please call 310-458-8310 or email ccs@smgov.net at least 3 business days in advance. The Main Library (601 Santa Monica Blvd) is served by Big Blue Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 7, 8,  9 & 10.


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