Speakers

Cassie Bethoney

Project Manager and Registered Landscape Architect at Weston & Sampson

In her role as a project manager and landscape architect, Cassie leads the design of park and open space improvements in the public realm and manages complex multidisciplinary teams to bring abstract ideas to reality. Much of her work spans across scales, from city-wide, neighborhood and park master planning to site-specific improvements. Working between scales has allowed Cassie to weave visionary thinking and pragmatism together to achieve successful project outcomes. She believes that climate engineering and design are most successful when they work in tandem, and that parks and open spaces can be adapted to changing climatic conditions while also preserving the cultural memory of their place in the community. With parks becoming increasingly programmed to mitigate climate change, ostensibly serving more civic functions than ever before, they must be understood as a part of public infrastructure and recognized as fundamental components of a functioning city. With over a decade working in the public realm, Cassie continues to advocate for an engaged public process to make vibrant spaces. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

Sessions

Inspiring and Transformative Approaches to Climate Adaptation

Tuesday, June 21
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM