NELDHA Fall Reception

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Thomas M. Paine / NELDHA
Thomas M. Paine / NELDHA

The New England Landscape Design and History’s Fall Reception on November 12 will feature a lecture by landscape architect Thomas Paine. His bilingual book Cities with Heart  explores leading examples of urban open space across the globe. The reception begins at 5:30 and features wine, beer, tea, and coffee, accompanied by small bites. Members $10/Nonmembers $20. The program takes place at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society campus in Wellesley; the deadline for registration is November 6.

Tom Paine heads the Boston office of AGER, a Shanghai-based multidisciplinary landscape architectural and urban planning firm that focuses on large urban projects in China. His recent book Cities with Heart is a celebration of open space in the great cities of the world and a compendium of design principles for urban open space. He has worked on commercial, residential, and institutional projects including campuses, retirement communities, historic sites and parks in the U.S., England, and Asia. He led the site design of the first Gold LEED-certified public project in Massachusetts.

Tom has completed a book for general audiences is The Greenspace Imperative. He is the principal author of Historic Parkway Preservation Treatment Guidelines and “Guidelines for Greens” in On Common Ground, Caring for Shared Land from Town Common to Urban Park.

For more information and to register, see NELDHA’s announcement.