LLAMA President’s Program speaker announced

For Immediate Release
Mon, 06/13/2011

Contact:

Fred Reuland

CHICAGO - Tim Duggan, ASLA, a landscape architect currently developing the Sustainable Landscapes program for the Make it Right Foundation in New Orleans, will present “Community Beyond Housing” at the 2011 LLAMA President’s Program during the ALA Annual Conference. The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. June 25 at the Morial Convention Center, room 275. Coffee and pastries will be available beginning at 8 a.m.

For the last three years Duggan has designed and implemented strategies for affordable LEED Platinum Landscapes.  He and the foundation have worked extensively with community organizations and individuals at a variety of scales, from regenerative residential garden designs to citywide infrastructure initiatives that serve as showcases for sustainable recovery and development. Tim has focused his career on urban revitalization, micro farming and sustainable education and outreach.

“I am delighted that Tim Duggan will be our speaker for this year’s President’s Program,” said Gail Kennedy, LLAMA president. “Make It Right is a perfect example of this year’s theme of unexpected leadership. Tim has played a key role in not just rebuilding the landscape of the Lower 9th, but also engaging the local community and building leadership from within.”

The Make It Right Foundation was founded by Brad Pitt in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  Its mission is to be a catalyst for redevelopment of the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans by building a neighborhood of safe and healthy, certified LEED platinum homes while preserving the spirit of the community’s culture. To learn more about the Foundation’s work see http://www.makeitrightnola.org/index.php/about/detail/our_history/