On Sunday, November 17, 2013, 11am-12:30pm, Tracy Metz will present the lecture “Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch” at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2013 Annual Meeting & Expo in Boston. Explore projects-from the practical to the utopian-that reflect the Netherlands’ new natural approach to water management. There is an emerging dialogue among architects, landscape architects, and engineers on issues of water safety and flooding and strategies for weaving water into our daily surroundings.
Tracy Metz lives and works in the Netherlands as an author and journalist on the built and natural environment. She writes for the country’s premier daily newspaper, NRC Handelsblad and for the respected weekly magazine De Groene Amsterdammer. She has presented several documentaries and leads a monthly live talkshow called ‘Stadsleven’, City Life. She is an international correspondent for Architectural Record and a contributor to Metropolis and Next City. She was a Loeb Fellow ’07 at Harvard Graduate School of Design and was a member of the Delta Commission, a prestigious commission to advise government on water safety in the Netherlands for the coming one to two centuries. She is the author of a number of books, the most recent of which is ‘Sweet&Salt: Water and the Dutch’ in collaboration with art historian Maartje van den Heuvel.