Children should be seen and heard, ideally outdoors

So believes landscape architect and activist Robin Moore, founder of the Natural Learning Initiative. In a lecture and conversation presented by the John Yeon Center for Architecture and the Landscape, Moore will discuss the role of naturalized urban spaces can play in child development and what he describes as “landscape architecture’s new quest” to integrate nature for kids in cities throughout the US and the world.

6:00p.m.,  Thursday, October 29, 2015

White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch Street

Admission: No cost, open to the public

Robin Moore holds degrees in architecture from London University and urban planning from MIT and is an international authority on the design of children’s play and learning environments. His own designs include the well-known Environmental Yard, in Berkeley, California, and as a consultant he has helped shape such wide-ranging spaces as the NaturePlayScape at the Cincinnati Nature Center to the Playport in the Raleigh-Durham Airport. Currently, he is at work on the Chicago Zoological Society for the programming and design of Explore!,the new children’s facility at Brookfield Zoo, Illinois; and for the City of Durham for the programming and design of renovations to Duke Park as well as the development of the Durham Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Moore is director of the NC State University Natural Learning Initiative and a member of the eight-country Growing Up in Cities action research project sponsored by UNESCO.