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Solutionary Rail hosts a presentation by Robert Colón, a landscape architect, titled: "Ranches to Railways: An Adaptive Framework for Protecting Florida’s Heritage Landscapes in the Anthropocene."
Robert Colón (he/they) is a recent graduate of Florida International University’s Master’s of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design program and has been recognized as an Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation. He has experience from the urban and landscape design firms Plusurbia and Savino & Miller. Robert completed his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Minor in Biology at Northeastern University and has worked in chemical and medical laboratory research, public health advocacy for people with Type 1 Diabetes like himself, academic publishing, and civics education.
Robert strives to use his unique position to be an effective communicator between the design and technical disciplines and between space makers and their users in order to create both performative sustainability and equity in the landscapes we share. Robert’s lived experience as a Latino, a queer person, and a person with a chronic illness and disability pushes him to challenge the industry’s community engagement practices and to advocate for intersectional community control.