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Learn more about the global impact of AIP landscape architect Ian McHarg

Learn more about the global impact of AIP landscape architect Ian McHarg

published: February 19th, 2024 by in AIPCA Updates, News & Events, The Oaks, Thoughtful Thursday

“Design with Nature” was published in 1969.

“Focus on 50” is a three-part presentation series examining various aspects of Amelia Island Plantation’s history. Our Thoughtful Thursday on February 22 will kick-off this in-depth look into our history with “Design with Nature,” an influential book by one of the world’s most influential landscape architects of the 20th century – Ian McHarg.

McHarg’s “McHargian Analysis” process sought to balance the built environment with the natural environment. This process laid the foundations for modern design and planning techniques used by engineers, planners, designers, etc, and Amelia Island Plantation is part of that storied, influential history.

Dr. Taylor Clem from UF/IFAS Extension Nassau County will discuss McHarg, his work with Amelia Island Plantation, its global influence, and how communities can be designed with nature in mind. Clem, a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of Kentucky, has two degrees in landscape architecture and a doctorate in horticulture sciences. Dr. Clem has worked as a graduate student for the University of Florida’s Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology, with experience in the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program, landscape design, and behavior change. Dr. Clem is now serving as Nassau County’s Horticulture Extension Agent and County Extension Director.

Seating is by reservation only via EventBrite. As a courtesy to your neighbors, please make reservations only for people who have confirmed with you they will attend the presentation. If your plans change, please amend or cancel your reservation via Eventbrite so other AIPCA members who may be wait-listed have the opportunity to attend.

Social hour with wine and beer cash/credit bar at 4:30 pm; presentation will start promptly at 5 pm. Link to register for Thoughtful Thursday | Focus on 50: Design with Nature is in the community calendar on the member dashboard at aipca.net.

Focus on 50 is being brought to the community with support from The Greenery, a full-service commercial and residential landscape maintenance and construction company serving Amelia Island and Jacksonville. Find out more about local services at https://thegreeneryinc.com.