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

Navigating Community Engagement During COVID-19: Perspective, Practice, Prospect - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 AICP

Jul 8, 2020 3:00pm ‐ Jul 8, 2020 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Community engagement is an essential component of landscape architecture practice and is often required for projects to move forward. Collaborating with the public is key to better planning, better design, better decisions, and better outcomes. But the COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges to this critical aspect of our work – gatherings are limited, online tools are still being developed, and internet access can become essential to participation. Engaging and empowering communities requires new strategies and approaches. Effective public engagement that emphasizes human connections can still occur, even if it looks and feels different from pre-COVID-19 meetings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Employ strategic thinking to determine if and how a project may advance given any barriers to engagement.
  • Explore how to build an equitable and responsible engagement approach under the limitations of physical distancing, leveraging existing tools differently.
  • Identify strategies to address or plan for behavior changes from in-person meetings and presentations to virtual meetings.

This webinar is free for all ASLA members. The non-member price is $50. Log in to ASLA Online Learning with your ASLA username and password for the member price.


AICP members are responsible for logging Certification Maintenance (CM) credits and managing their online CM log. Please visit the Certification Maintenance section of APA’s website to claim your credits.

  1. Log in using your APA ID number and website password.
  2. Click the green "CM Log" button.
  3. From section, "Add Credits," select “Add Events”
  4. Using the CM Search option, type in the name of the event or event number (#9202560) and click "Go."
  5. After locating your event, click on the "Add to My Log" text (see arrow below) to add to My Log.
  6. Please rate the event, add a comment (optional).
  7. After you Submit, your CM credits will be added to your CM log and you will see a confirmation in the green bar confirming that you have "Successfully submitted your claim."

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $50.00
Members: $0.00
Associates: $0.00
Students: $0.00

Rebroadcast: Drawing Matters: Exploring the Value of Drawing in Landscape Architecture - 1.5 PDH (LA CES-non-HSW)

Apr 29, 2020 2:00pm ‐ Apr 29, 2020 3:30pm

Credits: None available.

Drawing still matters. Rather than the familiar debate over digital versus hand graphics, this session explores the value of drawing as a process connected to seeing, thinking, and engaging throughout design.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how you can use drawing to connect cultures, generations, and disciplines.
  • Explore how drawing can help you investigate sites in new ways.
  • Identify and explore perceptions and challenges to drawing in contemporary practice.
  • Learn how drawing and thinking translate across media and technology.

This webinar is free for all ASLA members. The non-member price is $50. Log in to ASLA Online Learning with your ASLA username and password for the member price.

Speaker(s):

Rebroadcast: Breaking Free from Tropical Hardwoods: New Alternatives for Sustainability - 1.5 PDH ( LA CES-HSW)

Apr 15, 2020 2:00pm ‐ Apr 15, 2020 3:30pm

Credits: None available.

Dependency on tropical hardwoods is unsustainable given current rates of use, ecosystem degradation, and slow renewal rates. Fortunately, there are new alternatives that are durable, beautiful, and renewable. In this session learn how to use and work with thermally modified, acetylated, and polymerized woods, fused bamboo lumber, and black locust.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the environmental and social impacts of using tropical hardwoods.
  • Compare alternatives to tropical hardwoods with respect to use, cost, performance, durability, and aesthetics.
  • Understand issues with procurement, detailing, fabrication, installation, and maintenance requirements for alternatives to tropical hardwoods.
  • Understand the challenges of specifying various wood types within SITES and Living Building Challenge projects.

This webinar is free for all ASLA members. The non-member price is $50. Log in to ASLA Online Learning with your ASLA username and password for the member price.

Speaker(s):
  • Thomas C. Amoroso, ASLA, Principal, PLA, Andropogon Associates Ltd
  • Laura Solano, ASLA, Principal, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
  • Meg Calkins, FASLA, SITES AP, Professor + Department Head, North Carolina State University
Standard: $60.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $0.00

Rebroadcast: The Economics of Parks: Creating and Sustaining Successful Public Realm - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Apr 1, 2020 2:00pm ‐ Apr 1, 2020 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

The economics of parks is ever more important—educating clients on the costs of creating public realm; developing funding strategies to build; balancing revenue generation with creating respite; planning for governance, operations, and maintenance to preserve investments for future generations; and valuing design.

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear methods of educating clients on public realm development costs and learn from case studies how that has been achieved.
  • Learn from case studies how revenue generation has supported operations and maintenance costs, and where the right balance has been struck and where it has not.
  • Learn from governance models how best to plan for and preserve investment in the public realm.
  • Discuss the value of design and how it can be retained in the face of the temptation to create “things to do” and demand for “economically self-sustaining” public realm.

This webinar is free for all ASLA members. The non-member price is $50. Log in to ASLA Online Learning with your ASLA username and password for the member price.

Speaker(s):

Allies, Advocates, and Stakeholders: Building Up Women in Landscape Architecture - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Mar 5, 2020 2:00pm ‐ Mar 5, 2020 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

With the gender gap in landscape architecture as significant as ever, especially widening in the progression to leadership, it is increasingly critical for women to have opportunities for leadership development. This session explores the role of allies, advocates, and stakeholders and the global benefits of empowering women in leadership.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the significant gender gap in landscape architecture, and why it tapers off toward leadership.
  • Gain insight on tangible ways volunteer and leadership experience will affect personal and career growth.
  • Learn strategies for finding personal stakeholders, and why they're the new mentors.
  • Understand the importance of empowering and investing in women and providing opportunities for their growth.

Speaker(s):
  • Magdalena A. Aravena, ASLA, Landscape Designer, Lamar Johnson Collaborative
  • Keith Wilson, ASLA, Owner & Principal Landscape Architect, Wilson Design Studio
  • Haley Blakeman, ASLA, AICP, Suzanne L. Turner Assistant Professor, Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, LSU
Standard: $50.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $0.00

OLIN LABS: Research and Design Technology in Practice - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Oct 29, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Oct 29, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

OLIN Labs, the research and development group within OLIN, is a community of practice that focuses on five interdependent areas of inquiry: Ecology, Technology, Construction, Design and People. Tech Lab​ is responsible for the development and stewardship of custom design technology and workflows for landscape architecture, from parametric design and visualization workflows to mapping, analysis and communication.

This presentation will present the various modes in which OLIN designers and researchers work to develop, implement, and disseminate innovative tech solutions in our practice and beyond through: Education (which includes identification of needs and opportunities in our current practice and internal training), Development (the creation of new tools and methods to meet the needs of our practice), and Research (including external partnerships and primary research to create new knowledge in the realm of technology.) Case studies of current OLIN Labs initiatives will be used to exemplify these three levels of inquiry.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Measure software and tool usage in professional practice and evaluate needs and capacity for training and education.
  2. Assess the impact of creating new custom tools and methods to solve both unique and routine landscape design problems.
  3. Structure research into emerging trends in landscape architectural professional practice.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s): Moderator(s):
Standard: $50.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $0.00

Healthy Communities: Integrating Urban Design and Public Health - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 AICP

Oct 23, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Oct 23, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Fact: Urban design is fundamentally linked to physical, social, economic and environmental health and well-being. But in what ways? To what extent? And how can landscape architects approach design through the lens of health equity?

Through case studies and ongoing academic research, this webinar will explore the connection between design and public health with a focus on strategies, design interventions and approaches for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the link between health and urban form.
  2. List the social, economic and environmental benefits in integrating health in urban design.
  3. Identify strategies to collaborate with other disciplines in integrating health in urban design interventions.
  4. Identify design interventions that influence health.
  5. Explain one or more examples in the field that demonstrates the cross-collaborative nature in integrating public health and landscape architecture design.


AICP members are responsible for logging Certification Maintenance (CM) credits and managing their online CM log. The following steps will assist AICP members with logging CM credits for live online, live in-person and on-demand education. Please visit the Certification Maintenance section of APA’s website, Certification Maintenance webpage at https://www.planning.org/cm to claim your credits.

  1. Log in using your APA ID number and website password.
  2. Click the green "CM Log" button.
  3. From section, "Add Credits," select “Add Events”
  4. Using the CM Search option, type in the name of the event or event number (#9187809) and click "Go."
  5. After locating your event, click on the "Add to My Log" text (see arrow below) to add to My Log.
  6. Please rate the event, add a comment (optional).
  7. After you Submit, your CM credits will be added to your CM log and you will see a confirmation in the green bar confirming that you have "Successfully submitted your claim."

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s): Moderator(s):
  • Thomas Schurch, PhD, ASLA, PLA, Urban Design PPN Co-Chair, Clemson University
Standard: $50.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $0.00

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: $0.00

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: $0.00

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):
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $0.00
Standard: $50.00
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