ASLA Webinars

Mar 4, 2014 ‐ Dec 18, 2017


Hosted by ASLA’s Professional Practice Networks (PPNs) and other ASLA departments as important issues emerge. These presentations provide landscape architects with information on current trends and products. Tune in live to ask experts questions, while earning LA CES approved PDH.


Sessions

Developing an Equity Framework - A Case Study: Los Angeles Metro - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Jun 27, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Jun 27, 2019 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

At its core, inequality exists when there are fundamental differences in access to opportunity. Taking the first steps to address it can be difficult and fraught, with a need to recognize power and fully acknowledge its reality and consequences. In this presentation, learn about developing and implementing a comprehensive agency equity framework based on LA Metro’s Equity Platform. From this discussion, we hope to convey a blueprint for incorporating equity into your own agency’s work as we all work as transportation professionals to undo decades of barriers to mobility. Let’s not just talk about equity - let's define and address it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess how equity concerns should be identified at an agency wide level.
  • Develop a framework for addressing those concerns.
  • Anticipate resources and other considerations for implementing change to better achieve equity.

Co-hosted by the Environmental Justice and Transportation Professional Practice Networks (PPNs)

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s): Moderator(s):
Tags: PPN Hosted
Standard: $50.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

Promoting Pollinators Through Landscape Architecture: Strategies to Improve Habitat Value & Landscape Performance - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Jun 18, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Jun 18, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Pollinators are an imperative part of biodiversity and also vital to our well-being by contributing to one-third of global food production. Their populations and habitats are sharply declining. This presentation explores how pollinators can be supported at multiple scales by the collective effort between conservation ecologists and landscape architects. Join us to learn about the importance of understanding your ecoregion, ways to identify research opportunities, and how to develop a design strategy that includes foraging resources, safe locations, and materials shelter/nesting sites (or host plants for butterflies and moths—Lepidoptera).

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify current trends and major threats relating to pollinator populations and habitat.
  • Know the critical elements and key resources needed for the habitat preservation of pollinators with an emphasis on bees and lepidoptera.
  • Recognize how the work of landscape architects can contribute to the preservation and creation of pollinator habitat.
  • Strategies for implementing pollinator habitat at various scales.
  • Gain insight from lessons learned through practice.

Hosted by the ASLA Ecology and Restoration Professional Practice Network (PPN)

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s): Moderator(s):
  • Lee R. Skabelund, ASLA, Associate Professor, Kansas State University, Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Tags: PPN Hosted
Standard: $50.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

Diagnostic Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Hospital Gardens: Recent Research - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

May 30, 2019 2:00pm ‐ May 30, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Diagnostic post-occupancy evaluation (DPOE) is the most comprehensive strategy that evaluates the utilization of a space as compared to the original design goals and how they were translated into physical form. This presentation will introduce the scientific procedures, methodology, and application of DPOE strategy in evaluating hospital gardens’ environmental, social, and economic performances. Hospital garden spaces at two general acute care hospitals and one outpatient clinic were evaluated regarding the environmental aspects of the landscape performances, including stormwater management and tree benefits. For the social aspects, mixed methods were adopted to evaluate the levels of restorativeness for various garden areas using the Garden Assessment Tool for Evaluators (GATE) and behavior mapping techniques. Focus groups were also conducted at each hospital to further explore users’ behaviors, preferences, and satisfaction about the design of the gardens. This presentation will also discuss the spatial relationship between hospital buildings and gardens, and design features that could attract the most usage through cross-case analysis and comparisons.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the definition and meaning of diagnostic post-occupancy evaluation as a comprehensive evaluation strategy in hospital garden evaluations.
  • Learn to apply various evaluation instruments such as EPA and USDA’s toolkits, as well as the Garden Assessment Tool for Evaluators (GATE) audit tool, to evaluate hospital gardens’ environmental and social performances.
  • Understand that the location of a garden(s) on a medical campus and its spatial relationship to hospital buildings impact people’s behaviors and the usage of the interior and exterior public spaces.
  • Learn instrumental design suggestions that maximize the environmental, social, and economic benefits of healing gardens in hospital environments.

Hosted by the ASLA Healthcare and Therapeutic Design Professional Practice Network (PPN)

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
  • Naomi A. Sachs, PhD, ASLA, EDAC, Co-Editor, Health Environments Research & Design, Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University Department of Design and Environmental Analysis
  • Shan Jiang, PhD, MLA, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Program Coordinator, Human and Community Development Program, School of Design and Community Development, West Virginia University
  • Kirsten Staloch, AIA Associate, LEED Green Associate, EDAC, Associate, HGA Architects & Engineers
Moderator(s):
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

West Laurel Hill’s Nature’s Sanctuary: A Green Path to Perpetual Care - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE

Apr 30, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Apr 30, 2019 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

Learn about the innovative strategies implemented to transform a former cemetery dumpsite into a natural burial cemetery. The project design team used a fresh design approach which is in stark contrast to traditional industry standards for burial and perpetual care. In 2018, this new cemetery site was the first cemetery to receive SITES certification and only the 8th in the country to receive SITES Gold certification. Get an in-depth look at individual SITES v2 pre-requisites and credits attained by the project and learn about the certification process and working with GBCI to navigate your project from registration through final review.

The GBCI course ID for this course is 920019137, providing SITES-specific CE hours required to maintain SITES AP credentials. Participants will need to pass the exam at the end of the presentation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants will need to self-report CE hours through their credentials account on https://sitesonline.usgbc.org.


Participants will need to pass the exam at the end of the presentation in order to receive a certificate of completion. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the pre-requisites necessary for SITES certification.
  2. Participants will learn about the stormwater and planting design elements implemented to achieve SITES certification, and how other projects may potentially follow the green design criteria necessary to achieve SITES certification.
  3. Identify projects that are suitable for SITES Certification.
  4. Participants will learn how Nature’s sanctuary utilized salvaged, recycled and locally sourced materials to earn credits toward SITES certification, and apply similar techniques to their own projects.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s): Moderator(s):
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Standard: $50.00

Our Beloved Fountain: Making Water Features Sustainable - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Mar 19, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Mar 19, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Fountains are beloved features in many public places and contribute to quality of life while adding environmental benefits, particularly during hot summer months. However, many parks departments and commissioning bodies shy away from installing them due to the perceived high cost of installation and ongoing maintenance. Some recurring questions neighborhoods may face are whether alternative funding models can keep the water flowing if a city or town won’t perform regular upkeep. What are the impacts of a dormant fountain? What are the environmental effects, both positive and negative? We will explore these questions, explain the typical pool, pass through and recirculating systems, and share insights on sustainable best practices.

Hosted by the ASLA Water Conservation Professional Practice Network

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the social value of fountains and water features while balancing the economic and environmental costs of designing and maintaining them in the context of sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line (TBL).
  • Familiarize oneself with the basics of water feature layout and design to understand the requirements of equipment maintenance and minimize water waste.
  • Provide some examples of converting non-sustainable water features into sustainable ones through recirculation, filtration, and active management.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
  • Michael Igo, Affil. ASLA, LEED AP, PE, Aqueous Consultants, LLC
Moderator(s):
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

Designing (Digital) Landscapes: Using Social Media to Raise Awareness - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Feb 27, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Feb 27, 2019 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

Social media can be an invaluable tool to landscape architects and the larger design community. One of our profession’s biggest problems is a lack of recognition by allied professionals and clients. Social media plays a critical role in how digital-savvy landscape architects control the profession’s narrative in an architecture-focused media landscape.

This presentation will provide helpful tips for creating a social media strategy, define best practices, and explore ways to crowdsource content. We’ll also share tricks for organically attracting and retaining followers, tips for improving post engagement, and ways to prove ROI through routine analytics monitoring and reporting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Clearly identify which social media platforms their firms should be on (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and why.
  • Analyze social media insights (data) that will tell them when the best time for posting is, what content their audience likes, and how often they should be posting.
  • Understand how important reporting on social media performance is for ROI and justifying the investment of resources.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
Tags: PPN Hosted
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

An Introduction to the ASLA LATIS publication, A Landscape Performance and Metrics Primer for Landscape Architects - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 SITES-specific GBCI CE

Feb 19, 2019 12:00pm ‐ Feb 19, 2019 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

This webinar will give an overview of how to use the recently published ASLA Landscape Architecture Technical Information Series (LATIS) report, A Landscape Performance and Metrics Primer for Landscape Architects, in order to conduct a landscape performance assessment of a site. Attendees will be introduced to landscape performance research strategies and specific methods and case studies for assessing environmental, socio-cultural, and economic performance, including those relevant to SITES v2 credits for performance monitoring.

The GBCI course ID for this course is 0920018701, providing SITES-specific CE hours required to maintain SITES AP credentials. Participants will need to pass the exam at the end of the presentation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants will need to self-report CE hours through their credentials account on https://sitesonline.usgbc.org.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify strategies and standardized methods for data collection for use in quantifying and improving landscape performance benefits for environmental, socio-cultural, and economic performance. 
  • Learn a variety of methods to assess the effectiveness of conservation and/or restoration activities in order to achieve SITES v2 C4.7: Conserve and restore native plant communities. 
  • Identify methods for determining the overall health of a soil during the site assessment, construction, and post-occupancy phases of a project, and how these methods can be applied to achieve SITES v2 Construction P7.3: Restore soils disturbed by construction AND Construction C7.4: Restore soils disturbed by previous development. 
  • Explore quantitative and qualitative methods for designing and assessing a site for its ability to support social performance criteria, supporting physical activity of users, in order to achieve SITES v2 C6.5: Support physical activity.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Standard: $50.00

ASLA LARE Prep Week – Section 4 Review #LAREprep

Feb 8, 2019 3:00pm ‐ Feb 8, 2019 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Ready to prepare for LARE Section 4? The ASLA LARE Prep Committee presents this webinar for Section 4 – Grading, Drainage, and Construction Documentation. Speakers will review the content and format of Section 4 and explore study strategies. The speakers are seasoned professionals that have long been engaged in LARE prep support. Tune in for study suggestions and bring questions.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $100.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

ASLA LARE Prep Week – Section 3 Review #LAREprep

Feb 7, 2019 3:00pm ‐ Feb 7, 2019 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Ready to prepare for LARE Section 3? The ASLA LARE Prep Committee presents this webinar for Section 3 – Design. Speakers will review the content and format of Section 3 and explore study strategies. The speakers are seasoned professionals that have long been engaged in LARE prep support. Tune in for study suggestions and bring questions.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $100.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

ASLA LARE Prep Week – Section 2 Review #LAREprep

Feb 6, 2019 3:00pm ‐ Feb 6, 2019 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Ready to prepare for LARE Section 2? The ASLA LARE Prep Committee presents this webinar for Section 2 – Inventory and Analysis. Speakers will review the content and format of Section 2 and explore study strategies. The speakers are seasoned professionals that have long been engaged in LARE prep support. Tune in for study suggestions and bring questions.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $100.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
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