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The Larger Landscape Conversation

Designing a Green New Deal

Thursday, September 9, 2021 7 - 8 pm

What is the role of design and planning in the Green New Deal? Designing a Green New Deal gathers leading voices on the role of architects, landscape architects, and planners advocating for and realizing an ambitious program of public works improvements, infrastructure investments, and new green economies. This conversation convenes climate journalist Kate Aronoff, urban planner Billy Fleming, urban designer Stephen Gray, and is moderated by Charles Waldheim.

The Larger Landscape Conversation is a new, recurring salon-style dialog from the Gardner. We’re bringing together visionaries across disciplines to discuss the intersection of creativity, lived experience, and social justice.


Kate Aronoff, a staff writer at The New Republic, focusing on American Politics and climate change

Billy Fleming, the founding Wilks Family Director of the Ian L. McHarg Center in the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania

Stephen Gray, Associate Professor of Urban Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and founder of Boston-based design firm Grayscale Collaborative

Moderated by Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Curator of Landscape at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


Tickets are required and include Museum admission.

Adults $20, seniors $18, students $13, free for members and children 17 and under.

  • Online, by clicking the TICKETS button above*
  • By calling the box office at 617 278 5156, Wednesday-Monday, 10 am-4 pm*
  • In-person: Visit the Museum and purchase at the door, Wednesday-Monday, 11 am-4:30 pm

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Landscape and Horticulture public programs are supported by the Barbara E. Millen and Markley H. Boyer Endowment Fund. These programs also are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.