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the full value of investment in the civic
realm - whether economic, social or
environmental. And we are skilled at
bridging political differences, bringing
business partners and civic institutions
together in the space, and addressing the
technical intricacies of the site while having
the big picture in clear focus.
Hapa Collaborative and Nick Milkovich
Architects are continuing our work with
the City and Province to fulfill another
long-anticipated promise to close the
800 block of Robson Street to vehicular
traffic and redesign a smaller, fullypedestrianized complementary plaza
on the south side of the Gallery. This
street closure precipitates changes
to other blocks of Robson Street that
convert traffic lanes to pedestrian zones
and help promote a shift towards active
transportation, and most notably, a
renewed commitment to substantive
investment in public spaces throughout
the city.
What does this mean for role of the
landscape architect? How do we enhance
the nature of our consultation beyond
simple execution of a contract to one of
advocacy for public investment? How
can the landscape architect participate in
successful programming of a space clearly
in demand for filming and special events,
arts and cultural uses, and spontaneous
demonstrations while still leaving room for
the everyday function of the space?

8

Working with Nick Milkovich...has made
the role of the design team abundantly
clear: to be the loudest advocates for
investment in public space...

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8 THE HAPPY, OPEN-CENTRED PLAZA WITH INFRASTRUCTURE AT THE PERIPHERIES
WELCOMES VIBRANT PUBLIC ACTIVITY 9 THE EDITED SPACE IS A GATEWAY, COMPLETING
THE ICONIC DESIGN OF ROBSON SQUARE PHOTOS COURTESY HAPA COLLABORATIVE

For our team, the seminal moment was
touring Portland with Doug Macy, the
original designer of Pioneer Square,
alongside Nick Milkovich, who remembers
detailing the courtrooms of Robson
Square in the 1970s. Decades after the
inauguration of two influential public
spaces, there is no pretention to the
role both men continue to play: humble
but active participants, design sages,
thoughtful listeners, and vigorous
defenders of the publicness of the space.
The wisdom and insight brought by
Doug and Nick, so many years after their
initial involvement, make our own future
aspiration explicit: our team, at the centre
of the fray, helping to guide and observe,
listen and participate in the evolution of
a truly democratic space for decades
to come.
jfry@hapacobo.com
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2018

To Begin With
Our Writers
Upfront
Essay
THE TRIAD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
CHANGZHI WETLAND PARK
AFTER THE DESIGNERS LEAVE THE ROOM
YOU CAN ONLY DESIGN A RIVER ONCE
CONVERSATION
A “PUF” OF INSPIRATION: TOWARD NET ZERO NEIGHBOURHOODS
THE TOUGH GET GOING ON THE WAY TO TRANSFORMATION
THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION: A STORY ONLY THE LANDSCAPE CAN TELL
INTERVIEW
CRITIQUE
PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - AFTER THE DESIGNERS LEAVE THE ROOM
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - YOU CAN ONLY DESIGN A RIVER ONCE
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - A “PUF” OF INSPIRATION: TOWARD NET ZERO NEIGHBOURHOODS
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE TOUGH GET GOING ON THE WAY TO TRANSFORMATION
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION: A STORY ONLY THE LANDSCAPE CAN TELL
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - INTERVIEW
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