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Laura Starr

Landscape architect Laura Starr is a founding partner of Starr Whitehouse where she focuses on making density livable by bringing nature into the city. Her practice began with her tenure as Chief of Design at the Central Park Conservancy during its formative years, where she learned the craft of forging consensus among diverse stakeholders in order to realize complex urban projects such as the reconstruction of the Harlem Meer and Great Lawn.  Her work has won national recognition at The Durst Organization’s VIA 57 West, set new standards for affordable housing amenity spaces at Related’s Hunter’s Point South, and transformed the Battery from a non-descript lot into a world-class urban park. Ms. Starr has contributed to Sandy recovery efforts through the SIRR Report, the BIG U Plan, and as leader of the city’s consultant team on A Vision for a Resilient East Harlem. She has run dozens of public design workshops and serves on Manhattan’s Community Board 1’s resiliency taskforce. Today, Starr is seen as a leader in sustainable design and an advocate for a city that is greener and more responsive to the needs of a twenty-first century public

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Thursday, September 23

11:30am EDT