Area(s) of expertise: Landscape Design, Urban, Sustainbility
Summary of expertise:
Mia Lehrer + Associates is internationally recognized for its progressive landscape design and development of a wide spectrum of ambitious public and private projects that include urban revitalization developments, large urban parks, and complex commercial projects. Mia Lehrer’s advocacy for urban ecology and people-friendly public space is a driving force behind all the firm’s projects. She prides herself and her firm on reaching out to stakeholders for their thoughts and ideas about projects that affect their neighborhoods and their lives. Lehrer believes that great landscape design coupled with sustainability has the power to enhance the livability and quality of life in our cities, and in doing so, improve by great measure the quality of our environment.
Hot topics for Mia:
- Urban Ecology
- Re-Evolution of Public Space
- Working Gardens: Finding Beauty in Sustainability
- Progressive landscape design
- Performative design
- Livability & Quality of Life in Cities thru Land Design
- Engaging w. the community stakeholders
Blog/Web site: www.mlagreen.com
In 2007, she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Ms. Lehrer serves on the City of Los Angeles’ Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel, as well as the Board of Directors at the Landscape Architecture Foundation, the Latino Urban Forum, the National Gardening Association, the Hollywood Design Review Committee and the Harvard Magazine Design Review Board. Additionally, she has served on the City of Los Angeles’ Cultural Heritage Commission, the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Council, board of directors of TreePeople and Collage Dance Theater.
Prior media experience:
See Publications above -- many interviews.
Has appeared on various news programs, and PBS shows.
Also one of those profiled in documentary "Women in the Dirt".
Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, Ms. Lehrer created her own major called Environmental Design at Tufts ('75), and then earned her Masters of Landscape Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.
She has spoken globally at major conferences and universities.
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