28 January 2019
1:00PM – 3:00PM — Landscape Architecture Studios at Collegiate Square (above Blacksburg Wine Lab)
Richard G. Gibbons Public Landscapes Planning and Design Vertical Charrette 2019
Presentation and Exhibition

PUBLIC LANDSCAPES MATTER: Envisioning New Opportunities for Community Public Places in Danville, Virginia

The Landscape Architecture Program is holding the 3rd Richard G. Gibbons Public Landscapes Planning and Design Vertical Charrette at the beginning of the spring semester 2019. Teams of landscape architecture students from 2nd thru 5th year present visions of public open space improvements for neighborhoods and diverse community groups in Danville.

The presentation culminates an intensive 6-day charrette addressing public landscape issues and opportunities in a historic textile and farm-service city located in southside Virginia. On day 1, students and faculty confer with local representatives to learn about the town and its rich social, cultural, economic and environmental heritage as well as its current challenges and opportunities. The teams are tasked with identifying, investigating and proposing new opportunities to revitalize some of the city’s public open spaces. After a single week of intensive work, the teams present their visions to Danville community members and you. Please come and join the discussion of this experiential learning program.

For more information, please contact Terry Clements.