TRB Podcast: Elizabeth K. Meyer at the UofT

On October 11, 2011, Elizabeth K. Meyer, faculty member at the University of Virginia School of Architecture and registered landscape architect, presented “Sustaining Beauties 2.0: Aesthetics as an Ecosystem Service” at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto, the second talk in the Daniels 2011-2012 Public Lectures. Considered one of the leading landscape architectural theorists in the US today, Meyer is an accomplished practitioner, and was also named one of the Top 25 Most Admired Educators in the United States of 2011 by DesignIntelligence. Meyer’s talk considered the relationship between sustainability and aesthetics, presenting a manifesto that argues that in a discourse so often concerned with technology and calculation, quite simply, beauty also matters (a lot).