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Janet Rosenberg to Moderate Panel at the ASLA 2012 Annual Meeting

ASLA Annual Meeting, Phoenix Arizona Friday September 28 – Monday October 1, 2012

‘Are Natives Overrated?’ Saturday September 29th, 11:00 – 12:30 pm

Panel Members: Janet Rosenberg, Moderator; Suzanne Malec-McKenna, former Chair of the Department of Environment, City of Chicago; Steven Benz, Partner & Director of Green Infrastructure, Olin, Philidelphia; Kaki Martin, Partner, Klopfer Martin Desing Group, Boston; Robert Whitman, Vice-President, Gould-Evans, Kansas City; Matthew Tucker, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota College of Design, Minneapolis

“Greater environmental awareness has designated native plant species as instrinsically superior choices to non-natives. Increasing disagreement among practioners and scientists begs for a timely debate on the facts and opinions. This session offers a careful, no-nonsense, and open re-evaluation of this contentious issue.”