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Landscape architects are expanding our reach, tackling complex issues of resiliency, equity, and social justice. By working more upstream in the design process, we are developing regional strategies with robust civic engagement, thinking in non-traditional ways about how to design traditional landscapes, acting as champions of biodiversity and stewards of conservation, changing who is at the table when we design and build cities, and advocating for systemic changes to our relationship with agriculture. Michael will share a selection of current Sasaki projects from around the world that are addressing these complex issues head on.

Michael Grove, RLA, FASLA
Michael is the Chair of Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Ecology and sits on Sasaki’s Board of Directors. Leading much of the firm’s work in Asia, he offers unique insight into the unprecedented transformation and urbanization of the region. Michael is a fierce advocate for the vital role that landscape architects play in shaping contemporary cities. Informed by a rigorous inquiry of economic, ecological, and cultural influences, he believes that the role of the designer is to make cities livable, equitable, resilient, and just.

Michael’s distinguished career spans a variety of project types and scales including regional planning, urban districts, and waterfronts. He collaborates closely with clients, consultants, stakeholders, and a host of allied professionals to generate planning and design strategies that are inclusive of financial, cultural, and environmental perspectives. This integrated approach results in visionary yet pragmatic solutions that balance development needs with ecological and social imperatives.

Michael is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in landscape architecture and a focus on planning and urban design. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, sits on the Placemaking council of the Urban Land Institute, and serves on the board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. His work has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, and he is a frequent lecturer at conferences and universities around the world.