In an era when climate resilience projects are planned and built, Meyer’s constructed works at the neighborhood, city, and bioregion scales are just a few examples that have withstood the planet’s harshest forces. The performance measures of its constructed projects have shaped local and national politics.
In 2013, Meyer was recognized by the White House as a “Champion for Change” for his work using alternative energy as an immediate relief tool and a driver of long-term economic recovery from Super Storm Sandy. He was an advisor to President Barack Obama’s team until 2016.
As a firm, LOLA has received distinctions in all disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, public policy, science and art. His redesign of Miami’s Miracle Mile neighborhood to protect small businesses from flooding has been documented by The New York Times and The New Yorker.
Meyer’s landscape-centric city-building approach is currently being implemented in state resilience plans for New Jersey and Mississippi, and he is designing New York’s first climate-proof, climate-free neighborhood. fossil fuel, named Arverne East, in Rockaway Beach.
Meyer is also the Executive Director of the Coastal Marine Resource Center, a nonprofit conservation organization in New York – New Jersey Harbor Bight, and he currently teaches at the Parsons School of Design.
Meyer received his MA in Landscape Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a BA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Florida.
Organized by the Department of Landscape Architecture as a Bracken conference, the event is free and open to the public. It is organized in partnership with the Stuckeman School and WPSU. Pre-registration is required via this link.