Pamela Conrad is a landscape architect and climate advocate with 20 years of experience improving the social and ecological impacts of the exterior built environment. Her midwestern US farm upbringing and science background drive her mission to increase equitable and resilient climate change solutions through design.

Over the past decade she has served as a design and advocacy leader through her roles as principal at CMG Landscape Architecture, founder of Climate Positive Design, and climate action committee member for the International Federation of Landscape Architects and American Society of Landscape Architects. She has been recognized as an Architecture 2030 Senior Fellow, 2018 LAF Fellow for Innovation and Leadership, and 2019 San Francisco Business Times NCRE Woman of Influence.
In 2019, Pamela launched Climate Positive Design to inspire climate action in the exterior built environment. This global initiative enables voluntary emissions reductions while increasing carbon sequestration and co-benefits through free and accessible tools, guidance, and resources. In 2021, she spearheaded the IFLA Climate Action Commitment that was shared at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) that united 70,000 landscape architects from 77 nations to embolden accelerated government policy. To catalyze ongoing change, Pamela speaks and publishes works on landscape architecture, climate action, and resilience.

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