day, each of us makes multiple decisions and interacts with our surroundings
based on sensory input from our external environment, which for most, is
automatically processed and interpreted. Conventional education teaches there
are five sensory systems. In reality there are three more that help us
understand and interpret our environment and develop physically, cognitively,
and emotionally. These systems include the proprioceptive, vestibular, and
interoceptive senses. This session will combine the expertise of occupational
therapy and landscape architecture by exploring how appropriate sensory
planning in play environments can help children, particularly those with
sensory processing disorder, self-regulate and find an equilibrium of sensory
input. The concepts of affect attunement, sensory lifestyles, just right
stimulation, reflex response, and grasp will be discussed.
Are accessibility requirements a burden to the quality of a project’s design, or can they enhance both universal usability and design integrity? A panel composed of a landscape architect, a state agency representative, and an accessibility representative focuses on case studies of highly designed responses to specific accessibility regulations.
Identify the basic principles of accessible design as applied in urban landscape architecture.
Learn specific design choices relative to accessibility and Universal Design for "special" populations, and how they can be of benefit in all design contexts.
Clarify black, white, and "grey" areas of understanding regarding federal and state accessibility regulations and guidelines.
Investigate imaginative design responses to landscape-related accessibility regulations and guidelines through case study examples of built work.
One of the biggest hurdles faced by communities recovering from a flood is that the community itself needs to come together, become more involved and develop new partnerships to move forward with recovery. As landscape architects who work for government agencies on behalf of a community to restore devastated amenities and facilities, we see how quickly plans with the best intentions can be derailed solely based on the process used to develop them.
Many plans need to be driven by the engineer or Town in order to meet funding, permitting and requirements. With a community driven project, the people themselves set the priorities and endorse action as it moves forward over the years of reconstruction and recovery. This presentation centers on how true collaboration between landscape architects and engineers can provide a better outcome that balances the social needs of a community with the technical needs of a floodplain.
Understand the value of landscape architecture in flood recovery.
Understand the importance of community input during the planning process.
Understand how to develop and leverage partnerships to increase community support.
Globally, arid coastal regions face a fundamental water challenge. Water supplies will continue to decrease while flooding and water inundation will increasingly threaten our coastlines. Instead of the water shortages we expect in a dry climate, this session showcases the prospect of too much water on arid lands.
Explore how arid regions’ vulnerable relationship with water can be transformed both inland and at the coast’s edge.
Learn to apply environmentally responsive strategies specific to arid regions to ensure resiliency along desert coastlines.
Capitalize on the growing momentum surrounding the revitalization of infrastructure as drought, flood and inundation measures.
Explore adaptive multi-beneficial solutions integrating parks and open space together with improved transit, viable housing, and renewable energy.
Designing innovative, fun play environments for children is challenging with the contemporary federal regulations and industry standards for safety and accessibility. Christopher J. Nolan, FASLA, Vice President for Planning, Design, and Construction at the Central Park Conservancy has worked extensively in Central Park’s 21 playgrounds, including leading the redesign of the Park’s adventure-style playgrounds, originally built in the 1960s/70s, to comply with modern standards. This webinar will explore how to create innovative and artful play spaces while complying with the standards in place.
Introduce the key safety and accessibility standards that playground designers must be aware of and comply with when designing playgrounds in the U.S.
Specify key definitions and codes, and show how they influence designers’ interpretations of the standards
Identify how accessible paths and routes contribute to the overall play experience and value for users
Show how designers can work within these existing safety and accessibility standards to create artful, fun spaces for children
The presentation covers historic paving materials and how they can be used in today’s designs. A brief overview of the historic brick manufacturing processes and stone sources are provided. Information is provided on how these products may contribute to LEED & SITES credits. Both historic and modern installation methods of bricks and cobbles are outlined including permeable pavements applications. Options for ADA compliant installations are reviewed. Additional reclaimed materials such as curbing, stone sidewalk slabs, stone building elements and large stone block are also discussed. Samples of materials are circulated to understand the characteristics of the materials.
Recognize and identify what reclaimed materials are reliably available for use in designs.
Demonstrate how reclaimed materials can contribute to the historic sensitivity of projects.
Select proper materials for various residential, commercial, and historic restoration projects.
Specify installation methods for various reclaimed materials in a range of applications including ADA.
Identify project elements that can utilize reclaimed materials and may qualify for SITES and/or LEED credits.