Resilient Urban Gardens

As metropolitan areas grow, preserving spaces for community gardens becomes ever more challenging. As cities construct more freeways and homes, small unused patches of land become ubiquitous and remain as the only viable spots for open public spaces.

Award-winning urban designer Sarah Moos (Scripps College Class of 2009) will speak on “Reclaiming Remnant Urban Spaces” at noon April 17 in the Hampton Room of the college's Malott Commons, 345 E. 9th St., Claremont, Calif.

The free lecture is open to the public.

Moos currently works as a design contractor at Bionic, a landscape architecture and planning firm in San Francisco. The firm manages projects of all scales and emphasizes inventive solutions that strategically combine landscape, infrastructure, technology, architecture, transportation, ecology, politics, economics, and social needs.

Moos, who earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in studio art and environmental analysis from Scripps College, is a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is completing a dual master’s degree in landscape architecture and city and regional planning, with an emphasis in urban design.

In her master’s thesis, she proposes solutions intent on transforming derelict sites into vital public open spaces that would improve the quality of life of a southeastern neighborhood in San Francisco.