Broaden your knowledge and gain a greater awareness of issues related to plants and planting design including horticulture, soil management, and ecological concerns. Best practices will be shared on critical topics including:
Examining the art, science, theory, and practicality of the new planting design revolution, this session demonstrates how low-input, high-impact planting design creates beautiful, dynamic, and sustainable urban public landscapes, full of visual delight and biodiversity, using the Plant Community-based approach. This session will be illustrated with case studies from Europe and North America.
Provide a cross-cultural perspective of the challenges of public realm planting and explore new opportunities for design.
Understand how plants in the wild form resilient, adaptive communities and how this knowledge can inform design.
Examine scientific research about creating and managing rich naturalistic herbaceous plant communities for use in urban greenspace.
Explore a range of high-profile public projects where this research has been successfully implemented, and extract practical principles for designers to create low-input, high-impact public planting.
Landscape architects have much to consider when developing, implementing, and managing a planting installation. This panel explores nursery practices, plant root structures, the interface between an imported plant and the site, construction oversight, and post-completion management.
Examine nursery practices and the seven common issues to consider when selecting plant materials.
Discuss the resilience of root systems and how to set a path to longer-term plant health.
Review the challenges of construction oversight and how to minimize problems and misunderstandings.
Explore the challenges of post-completion management and maintenance, and how to improve institutional memory.
The SITES® Rating System is administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premiere organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. The material on which the SITES Rating System is based was developed through a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort of the American Society of Landscape Architects Fund, The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden.
This SITES® AP exam series was developed based off of the information found in the SITES Reference Guide. It is a study tool only and not to be solely utilized for exam preparation. It was not developed based off the actual exam. Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), who is preparing and administering the SITES AP exam, has recommended that all test takers study the Reference Guide and all references to prepare for the SITES AP exam. This webinar reviews Section 4: Site Design - Soil + Vegetation.
Innovators look towards natural ecology as a source for inspiration in the urban environment. As designers, we are attempting to identify connections between biomimicry, inspiration from nature, ecological design principles and biophilia, human beneficial connection, and love of nature. The aim is to establish a relationship between ecological principles of landscape configuration and biophilic patterns currently existing in urban areas.
Focusing on existing public parks and plazas within five European cities, patterns of biophilia were correlated against landscape configuration characteristics and principal components were extracted. Statistical analysis attempts to explain the identified relationships between public spaces and natural patterns, as well as conditions which are conducive to both human and biological life, biophilic patterns, and cultural appreciation for nature. The comparison: 1) illustrate how natural features are visually, physically, and spatially portrayed in the current built environment and 2) promote integration of natural ecosystems into urban culture.
Learn how existing urban landscapes utilize ecological patterns, including biophilia and landscape configuration in their designs.
Learn about the potential benefits of integrating biophilia, biomimicry and landscape configuration into the built environment.
Learn a method to distinguish existing and design complex spatial landscape dynamics into the urban environment (for human and ecological benefit, through the development of biophilic patterns).
We’ve seen the headlines. Bee communities, both wild and managed, are struggling. Habitat loss has been identified as one of the main factors attributing to their decline, making the restoration of pollinator habitat a nation-wide priority. Landscape architects have the opportunity to play an important role in bringing back our pollinators—choosing the best plants for pollinators and designing with them effectively. Scientist and Landscape Designer Annie White will share her experiences studying the fascinating ways in which plants and pollinators interact in designed landscapes. She’ll discuss the best types of plants for pollinators and tips for designing with them. Annie will also discuss her groundbreaking research on pollinator preferences for native plant species versus native cultivars.
Become familiar with the fundamentals of how plants and pollinators interact in the landscape.
Understand some of the benefits and trade-offs of using native, near-native, native cultivar, and non-native plants in pollinator-friendly planting designs.
Understand basic approaches for designing landscapes that balance aesthetics with maximizing habitat for pollinators.
Public/private partnerships have come to define the creation of the urban realm and will likely continue to be the template by which these spaces are created. The High Line in Manhattan and Houston’s Memorial Park offer two examples that have led to the creation of successful civic space.
Offer two contrasting models for the creation of urban parks.
Showcase the importance of communication and civic engagement in the creation of quality urban spaces.
Illustrate long-view approaches to the creation and maintenance of public space.
Bring together park advocates and lead designers to decode the process by which parks are created today.
More than half the world’s population now live in cities. Planting design needs to respond to a range of urban environmental challenges. Join some of the country’s leading practitioners to explore strategies inspired by wild plant communities that result in more robust, diverse, and resilient plantings.
Analyze differences between the way plants grow in the wild and the way they grow in designed landscapes.
Explore the competitive strategies of plants in naturally occurring communities to understand how these can be used to inform plant selection and arrangement.
Examine strategies for creating aesthetic frames around mixed planting to make them attractive and appealing to the public.
Understand how to creatively manage mixed plantings by looking at ten years of experience at The Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park.
Native meadow and grassland restorations are increasingly popular yet often misunderstood, with failures frequently resulting from inadequate planning. Using case studies from projects throughout the U.S., this session explores exciting new economic, environmental, and social applications for these dynamic landscapes and ways to design, install, and manage them successfully.
Become familiar with how local geology, soils, flora, fauna, hydrology, climate, and cultural factors have shaped North American grassland systems.
Gain insight into how native meadow/grassland restoration is being used to develop new paradigms in agriculture, ecological restoration, and sustainable community development.
Learn how to design and specify a native meadow/grassland using seed and live plants.
Understand how to manage and guide native meadows/grasslands at all stages of their evolution.
City-soil compaction is a major problem for landscape architects. New research shows exactly how to amend physical, chemical, and biological soil properties to achieve high infiltration rates so that entire landscapes becomes a stormwater system that prevents runoff by absorbing water from impervious areas.
Learn how to amend compacted acidic subsoils to greatly increase the infiltration rates, reduce the runoff rates, improve water quality, and improve the deep rooting of plants.
Learn how different compost amendments affects the infiltration, density, porosity of subsoils, and tree rooting in the Midwest on compacted glacial soils.
Learn how to amend compacted alkaline subsoils to greatly increase infiltration rates, reduce runoff rates, improve water quality, and landscape plantings.
Learn by contrasting the three methods by the panel discussion and through questions by the audience.
Landscape architects are working on increasingly complex sites with layered site histories and foundations. This session explores designed plant communities from eco-modeling of native communities to embracing spontaneous species. Recent works by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, P. Clifford Miller Landscape Artistry, and Stephen Stimson Associates will be examined.
Learn from a site’s story to understand how natural and cultural histories impact their developments.
Examine the value of native to spontaneous plant communities to address complex site conditions.
Review the challenges of plant establishment on virgin sites to green roofs.
Explore the challenges of maintenance and long term resilience of designed plant communities.
Landscape architects often mistakenly take maintenance of our designs for granted. Organic approaches are at hand to offer more certainty in landscape management. Which are most effective—and least? How can we educate clients to adopt these methods? This panel session presents the latest findings and provides practical recommendations.
Understand nuances of using organic versus traditional treatment strategies in landscapes
Compare efficacy of treatment options to benchmark performance expectations
Examine ecological and financial site impacts to determine prudent design and management approaches
Gain insight into how landscape design elements and installation quality impact management strategies
Bees, both wild and managed, are vital to sustaining diverse ecosystems and maintaining our food supply, but their populations are dwindling. This session explores local and national plans to integrate pollinator habitat into existing urban and rural frameworks across the U.S.
Highlight pollination issues and propose a treatment to the problem as it relates to planning and landscape architecture
Encourage landscape architects to be involved in local and national policy making
Showcase the importance of forging political partnerships to encourage ecological design
Educate the professional community on advances and partnerships within the landscape architecture community
This presentation will demonstrate the importance of soil quality as a means to increase watering efficiency and reduce irrigation. Various organic and inorganic amendments will be discussed as well as Internally Porous Inorganic Amendments (IPIA’s). These IPIA’s are made from calcined clay, calcined diatomaceous earth, or zeolite, creating a non-biodegradable porous structure that is well suited to address soil-water issues. The presentation compares the makeup and origin of many amendments and how this will allow designers to target specific soil improvements. Our narrative is shaped by scientific evidence from research, field trials, and soil reports; while illustrating a host of practical applications in sports fields, rooftops, bioswales, landscapes, roadside plantings, and more. Participants will see benefits, rates, and costs of amendments that can be considered to help deliver water beyond the surface to the roots.
Learn to distinguish the differences between various amendments, and how origin and internal structure physically regulate modes of action and best uses; including rates and cost.
Learn how porous inorganics can increase nutrient retention to reduce fertilizer and to improve plant available water which reduces irrigation.
Learn the degree to which porous inorganics influence soil performance and improve plant health, root development and water conservation in existing and engineered soils through a variety of applications.
Learn that soils can be easily manipulated to manage soil water and improve water conservation.
A landscape architect, educator, and the Director of Horticulture for a botanical garden will address the process of designing ecologically-based gardens for three native botanic gardens. Learn how the gardens are designed to teach visitors about regional biodiversity, sustainability, and native plants.
Acquire knowledge of how to design ecologically-based gardens and how native plants adapt themselves to specific environments.
Discover herbaceous and ephemeral native plant selections in woodlands, wetlands, and meadows.
Learn how to translate ecological principles into a designed landscape.
Determine methods to educate others about the importance of regional biodiversity within a native garden.
This session provides participants with an understanding of the importance of soil biology as the cornerstone supporting landscape design. It benefits from the perspective of a soil scientist, an arborist, and two experienced landscape architects who will present actual soil management techniques in some of the country's most prominent projects.
Understand the biology of soil as a living organism.
Appreciate the importance of a living soil as an enhancement to your planting designs.
Know how to specify biological amendments, including what they are made of and how to write your specification.
Examine successes and near collapses of soils before and after biological amendments are applied.
From abandoned parking lots to lush rolling hills, gardens, and meadows, Tongva Park is the new green heart of Santa Monica. Developed under the scrutiny of urban foresters and eclectic horticulturalists, the resultant planting design offers a model of sustainability for similar projects--one that carefully balances environment and culture.
Determine the management process for large park-planting designs from aesthetic, cultural, and environmental perspectives.
Understand how sustainable landscapes can incorporate both native and non-native plants and multi-zone landscapes.
Learn effective design approaches to establish large-scale Mediterranean meadows and create multi-storied landscape habitats within urban environments.
Explore the challenges, changes, and opportunities encountered during construction.
Herbaceous plants have a prominent position within the plant selection strategies for creating cultivated, sustainable landscapes. Whether annual, perennial, or somewhere in between, these plants have continued to attract widespread attention by gardeners and commercial landscapers alike for their flowering and/or foliage features. Perhaps no other time in the history of herbaceous plant cultivation have we witnessed such a plethora of new and different plant choices in the marketplace, providing pleasant challenges for any gardener planning a new garden or enhancing those already existing. Color, site suitability, cost, and life cycle have frequently predominated most anyone’s decision process, and now species nativity has experienced a heightened value in making one’s selection. A wide array of suitable native species and derived cultivars will be discussed in this presentation, highlighting those plants with qualities that are frequently considered colorful and visually appealing by landscapers and gardeners alike. Attention will also be given to highlighting and discussing aggressive natives and the sensible inclusion of non-native, non-invasive plants that contribute to successful landscape performance, visual interest, and function within a low maintenance philosophy. Making smart plant selection decisions with an open mind will be stressed throughout this presentation… all natives are not necessarily good choices for the garden and just because a plant is a non-native does not make it a bad choice.
Be able to match the right native plant to a variety of specific landscape conditions (e.g. Wet soils, full sun, and shade).
Learn the individual color attributes of a variety of North American native plants and how to combine them in design settings.
Increase awareness and knowledge of suitable North American native plants for cultivated landscapes.
Designed meadows, grasslands, and woodlands offer environmental, managerial, and aesthetic benefits, yet designers often struggle to establish them. In this session, a plant ecologist, landscape architect, and meadow design specialist will discuss proven approaches for successfully establishing meadows and grasslands from seeds and live plants.
Integrate design and ecology to achieve beautiful, resilient, low-maintenance meadows and grasslands for varying scales and conditions.
Learn effective design and specifiation approaches for meadow and grassland projects established from seed and live plants.
Acquire reliable strategies for managing meadow and grassland designs.
Determine methods for artistic coalescence of created and natural ecosystems.
As cities expand and habitat is displaced, maintaining species diversity in urban areas has become increasingly critical. This session will describe the design and construction of the new SUNY ESF Gateway Building green roof and recent related research into native species and natural plant communities.
Learn successful plant-testing methods for green-roof projects.
Discover the wide variety of underutilized native plant species that can be used on green roofs.
Understand how growth media and native plant species can provide enhanced ecological function on green roofs.
Understand the value of designing with indigenous plant communities.
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Digitell Inc. Privacy Statement
Effective Date: 10/01/06
This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for http://www.digitellinc.com
Data Collection and Use:
Digitell Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this Web site.
We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different
from what is disclosed in this statement. Digitell Inc. collects information
from its users at several different points on its Web site.
In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form.
During registration a user is required to give their contact information (name
and email address) and to create a username & password. This information is
used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have
expressed interest. Digitell does not require the user to provide demographic
information, such as income level and gender, nor unique identifiers such as
social security number.
We request information from the user on our order form. Here a user must
provide contact information (i.e., name, telephone and shipping address) and
financial information (i.e., credit card number, expiration date). This
information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer's orders. If we
have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in
touch with the user.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing
information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any
personally identifiable information while on our Web site. For instance, by
setting a cookie on our Web site, the user would not have to log in a password,
thereby saving time each time they visit our site. Should the user want to
temporarily disable this function they can do so by clicking the log-out link.
If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to
this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. For example,
the user will not be able to participate in any of our Sweepstakes, Contests or
Special Offers that take place. Cookies can also enable us to track and target
the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's
movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Sharing of Information:
We do not share information about individuals with anyone other than the credit
card processors and the shipping company. Since our business requires us to pay
royalties based on the sale of each of our audio programs, we must report
aggregate sales figures to the publishers with whom we work. However, we do not
share any information about individual customers with publishers.
Web Links on Our Site:
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Digitell Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We
encourage our users, when they leave our site, to read the privacy statements
of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web
Surveys & Contests:
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or
contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary
and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this
information. Information requested may include contact information (such as
name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age
level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award
prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving
use of and satisfaction with this Web site.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect its users' information. When
users submit sensitive information via the Web site, the information is
protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information
(such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is
encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry -
SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the
bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet
Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do
everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users'
information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted
in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific
job (for example, a billing clerk or customer service representative) are granted
access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use
password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return,
they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to user information.
Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy
practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our
employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on
privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is
protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable
information on are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage.
If you have any questions about the security at our Web site, you can send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username.
Established members will occasionally receive information on products,
services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of
our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications.
Please see description of our choice/opt-out policy below.
Digitell Inc. uses a third party tracking utility to track end-user activity
to make our site easy to navigate through, and to find out which areas of our
site draw the most attention. The information tracked are such things as Most
Requested Page, Least Requested Page, Top Entry Page, Top Path Through Site,
cities users are visiting from, average length of time spent at the site, etc.
Site and Service Updates:
We send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to
un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information
about the service. We communicate with the user regarding updates to our site
and service and issues relating to their account via email or phone.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information:
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code), or
if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to
correct, update, or remove that user's personal data. To notify Digitell Inc.,
of a change, you can go to the "Your Account" pages located at
http://www.digitellinc.com or email Customer Support at email@example.com
Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having their information
used for purposes not directly related to our Web site at the point where we
ask for the information. For example, our order form has an 'opt-out' mechanism
so users who buy a product from us, but don't want any marketing material, can
keep their email address off of our lists.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials
from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by changing
their account options under the "Your Account" section digitellinc.com
Users of our Web site are always notified when their information is being
collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed
choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an
Notification of Changes:
Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we
use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point
we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from
that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by email. Users
will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this
under which the information was collected.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose
personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief
that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a
court order or legal process served on our Web site.