Kenneth I. Helphand is the Philp H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Colorado: Visions of an American Landscape, Yard Street Park: The Design of Suburban Open Space (with Cynthia Girling), Dreaming Gardens: Landscape Architecture & the Making of Modern Israel. Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime (2006), Lawrence Halprin (2017) and HOPS: Historic Photographs of the Oregon Hopscape He is the former Chair of the Senior Fellows in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC.
Portland Open Space Sequence (Lovejoy Plaza, Pettygrove Park, Ira Keller Fountain)
Portland Center, a district within the South Portland Urban Renewal Project, was designed in the 1960s as a “city within a city.” The city set aside three blocks for parks and pedestrian walkways, and landscape architect Lawrence Halprin was hired to design them. His unprecedented design, called the Portland Open …