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

The Vibrant Cities Lab: Free Urban Forestry Resources, Research, and Tools – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Mar 29, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Mar 29, 2018 2:00pm

Credits: None available.

The Vibrant Cities Lab offers easy access to the best available science about the impact of trees and green space on economic development, public health, transportation, equity or water quality – eleven impact areas overall. Each impact area offers curated research, case studies, policies, and plans from around the country. Vibrant Cities Lab also offers a step-by-step guide and assessment tool to help communities make sustainable urban trees a reality. Whether in public or private practice, serving large or smaller clients, this tool is designed to help expand awareness of the benefits of urban trees, such as real cost savings (for example, reduction in stormwater management costs), and implement best practices for growing urban canopy rooted in science and proven in communities like your own.

Objectives

  • Understand the multiple benefits of trees as an integral part of landscape design
  • Discover resources that help make the case to clients and others for strategic tree planting
  • Learn about GIS and web-based resources that estimate the impact and benefits of trees on properties – from single lots to institutional campuses, to communities as a whole.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
  • Lauren Marshall, ASLA, PLA, ISA Cert. Arborist®, National Program Manager, Urban & Community Forestry, U.S. Forest Service
  • Laurence D Wiseman, Owner, CenterLine Strategy
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

February 2018 LA CES Provider Update

Feb 28, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Feb 28, 2018 2:00pm

Credits: None available.

Speaker(s):
Standard: Free
Members: $0.00
Associates: $0.00
Students: $0.00
PPN Roster: $0.00

Utilizing BIM to Improve Design and Workflow Efficiency - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Jan 31, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Jan 31, 2018 2:30pm

Credits: None available.

With today’s tight budgets, collaboration requirements and quick delivery of projects with regulatory or performance-driven guidelines, landscape architects need to work smarter, not harder. Explore the challenges associated with transitioning from traditional CAD platforms to building information modeling (BIM), new efficient workflows, and the benefits/challenges of this change.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn the deciding factors that compel firms to move from general CAD to BIM and how firms transition to new design workflows, including timelines, challenges, and helpful resources.
  • Identify the suite of tools and work flows available to assist and document design.
  • Explore practical uses of BIM from conceptual drawings and models to construction documents and presentations.
  • Understand how BIM workflows are used to complete applications for LEED, SITES, and state, local, and federal reviews and approvals.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
  • Matthew Wilkins, ASLA, Chair Digital Technology PPN, Associate Designer/Planner, KTU+A Planning + Landscape Architecture
  • Robert Anderson, ASLA, Principal, ROBERT ANDERSON | landscape architect
  • Eric Berg, ASLA, LEED AP, Senior Associate Landscape Architect, Pacific Coast Land Design, Inc
Tags: PPN Hosted
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00

Truly Inclusive? The Reward of Thrill in Universal Play Designs - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Dec 18, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Dec 18, 2017 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

This presentation focuses on inclusive play in outdoor playgrounds. Based on observations, interviews and research in a universal design public playground and a playground at a school for children with disabilities, we have deducted a series of recommendations for inclusive, universal play design for all abilities. One of the main considerations of the presentation is that we do harm when we underestimate the abilities of children with disabilities. As all other children, they love the thrill of physical play such as spinning, sliding, and swinging. The presentation will go through cases of good universal playground designs and functional playground equipment design features. Finally, we will touch upon working within the framework of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and beyond.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn key elements of inclusive play and universal design, based on observations and research with users and care givers.
  • Get new insights on playground planning and play equipment functionality.
  • Learn about the policy dimension of planning inclusive playgrounds, beyond the ADA.
  • Get an adult user perspective on accessibility and usability in public play areas.
  • Learn how the landscape architect can implement policies and insights of users in the final solution.
  • Understand how to advocate for standard solutions that fit all user groups.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s): Speaker(s):
  • Ken Dobyns, Business Development Manager, Specification, Sales, KOMPAN Playground Solutions
Tags: PPN Hosted
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

Creative Goal Setting for Women - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/NON-HSW)

Dec 12, 2017 3:00pm ‐ Dec 12, 2017 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

While at some points in our careers there are clear milestones to achieve, such as licensure or promotions, oftentimes, there’s no clear path ahead and we need to craft our own careers and set career goals. In this webinar, Mia Scharphie, of the women’s career advancement training company Build Yourself, will walk through how to set goals for creatives. You’ll learn frameworks and activities that can help you unlock inspiring and motivating career goals that will guide you in your day-to-day, and methods to be ‘creatively strategic’ in optimizing the investment of your time. We’ll also look at common pitfalls that women face in setting goals and harvesting the fruit of their efforts, how they overcome those pitfalls, and how they can have more of what they want in their careers. This session will also have a special focus on women with multiple passions. We’ll dispel the myth that ‘if only you could narrow down’ you’d be successful, and give you a pathway to success that respects being interested in many things.

Learning objectives:

  • Develop creative career goals, customized to their own interests.
  • Identify gender bias, both internalized and external, that can hinder women in setting and achieving career goals.
  • Identify and develop strategic projects or efforts to invest their time in growing in their careers.

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

Urban Street Tree Planting: Correcting Myths and Misconceptions - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 14, 2017 12:30pm ‐ Nov 14, 2017 1:30pm

Credits: None available.

Despite 35 years of research, books, articles and lectures, the profession still maintains many myths and misconceptions about designing with trees in urban spaces. Tree health is still at risk from all too common and obsolete design errors. This webinar will point out the most common of these errors, and provide best practice recommendations to develop truly sustainable urban landscapes. Based on the six most critical concepts of designing for healthy trees, this session will teach sound, science-based designs, details, and specifications. Better informed designers will have the tools to incorporate science and sustainability principles into the aesthetic principles that guide the design of these important landscape spaces.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand best practices related to urban street tree planting.
  • Incorporate the six most critical principles to attain sustainability in urban tree design.
  • Use the latest research findings to make decisions on soil options for urban trees.

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

The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS): An Introduction to HALS and the Short Format Historical Report - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Aug 30, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Aug 30, 2017 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) mission is to record historic landscapes in the United States and its territories through measured drawings, written histories, and large-format photography. The National Park Service oversees the daily operation of HALS. The American Society of Landscape Architects provides professional guidance and technical advice through their Historic Preservation Professional Practice Network. The Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress preserves the documentation for posterity and makes it available to the general public.

Examples of HALS baseline and mitigation documentation prepared by professional landscape architectural practitioners will be shared along with examples of landscape architectural university programs using HALS to teach site documentation to students. Anyone may prepare HALS documentation for the open ended collection to promote preservation, and this presentation will explain how to prepare a HALS Short Format History for submission to the annual HALS Challenge competition.

Objectives:

  • Understand how to prepare HALS documentation for the open ended collection and promote preservation.
  • See examples of how to incorporate HALS into landscape architectural practice with baseline documentation and mitigation projects.
  • See examples of how to incorporate HALS into a landscape architectural university curriculum for teaching site assessment and documentation to students.
  • Learn how to prepare a HALS Short Format History for submission to the annual HALS Challenge.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
  • Christopher M. Stevens, ASLA, Landscape Architect, Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS), National Park Service
Tags: PPN Hosted
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00

SPOTLIGHT mini-series: Tropical TalkStory: Hardwood Hammocks and Aloha Art - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/NON-HSW)

Aug 24, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Aug 24, 2017 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Tropical Hardwood Hammocks of the Florida Keys: Why Sustainable Landscapes are Vital for the Region

The tropical hardwood hammocks in the Florida Keys are vital to the regional ecology of North and South America. Migrating birds from the Northeast travel through this corridor to South America for the winter. The Keys are the last “spring board” to prepare for the oceanic flight. If we lose this habitat, biologists suggest that it will be detrimental to habitats from North to South America. How can landscape architecture create spaces for people to enjoy the Florida Keys environment and preserve it at the same time?

Learning objectives:

  • Understand why the tropical hardwood hammocks are a key component for migrating birds.
  • Gain a greater understanding of the details of the tropical hardwood hammocks: their historical plant community, soils, topographical map, water, and plants.
  • See how can we design an ecologically sensitive habitat for people, plants, and wildlife.


Aloha Public Art: Exploring Honolulu's Art Scene

The recent conclusion of the inaugural 2017 Honolulu Biennial art exhibit, a network of art installations throughout Downtown Honolulu, marks a milestone achievement in the development of a local contemporary art program. Hawaii's geography, culture, history, and tourism contribute to the unique art scene of the islands. "Living Aloha" is a cultural statement meaning mindful living and connecting to the land. This mantra is reflected in Hawaii’s people, art, and culture. As the public art scene continues to develop and emerge in cities across the world, landscape architects have a responsibility and opportunity to design spaces for art and cultural exchange.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain insight about the contemporary public art scene in Honolulu as a model for cities worldwide.
  • Understand how local culture, history, geography, economy, and tourism influence local contemporary artists.
  • Discover how landscape architects can lead the conversation about public art by designing spaces for artistic expression.


Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $60.00
Members: $30.00
Associates: $20.00
Students: $0.00

SPOTLIGHT mini-series: Transitional Landscapes & Tactical Mycelium - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Aug 23, 2017 3:00pm ‐ Aug 23, 2017 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Transitional Landscapes: Temporary Places with Permanent Impacts

‘Transitional landscape’ often refers to a median space between two main spaces, but what if we evaluated the concept of ‘transitional’ differently? What if transitional landscape referred to a timeline? Whether it is due to social, economic, or natural issues, many individuals often find themselves in transitional living situations - voluntarily or otherwise - such as camps, shelters, prisons, and temporary housing, to name a few. Most individuals who seek these temporary and transitional living circumstances have experienced trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder; however, the landscape and shared spaces of these places are far from serene, beautiful, and considerate of the physical and psychological needs of these individuals. The question that this research seeks to answer is how can landscape help improve the lives of those already suffering from trauma and unfortunate circumstances, through specific research on needs of individuals suffering PTSD, and designing a landscape in response to those needs in a local context.

Learning objectives:

  • Within the context of environmental psychology, understanding the significance and importance of landscape architecture to the psychological wellbeing of individuals.
  • Study & analysis of case studies of transitional/temporary housing landscapes, their challenges, and opportunities.
  • Design strategies and elements to use in transitional landscapes.


Tactical Mycelium: An Exploration of Wastewater Treatment Byproducts as Ephemeral Building Material

There is a growing movement of designers rethinking supposed waste products in urban industries. Within the current urban wastewater treatment process, one specific byproduct presents a unique opportunity for research into sustainable reuse: mycelium. These fine fibers of fungi serve as vast communication networks between plants and emerge on the soil’s surface as mushrooms. While ecologists and scientists research mycelium’s medicinal potential, designers are investigating its capacity as a new building material in a post-carbon future.

Tactical Mycelium explores this capacity in a 6-month Perkins+Will research grant framed by the pop-up approach and ephemeral nature of tactical urbanism initiatives, investigating the growth and optimized building potential of this fungus. The installation itself tests a singular catenary arch as the most effective way to grow the material into a self-supporting structure, use as little formwork as possible, and provide shelter and space for human occupation. Ultimately, the research aims to augment the tactical urbanist’s material palette and support future projects that reimagine our relationship with mycelium.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the relationship between mushrooms and urban wastewater treatment, and how this untapped byproduct might be cultivated for future use.
  • Learn about the properties of mycelium and the process of growing it into structures for short and long-term applications.
  • Learn about the methodologies and challenges of growing mycelium into a singular, self-supporting form.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s): Speaker(s):
Standard: $60.00
Members: $30.00
Associates: $20.00
Students: $0.00

Creating Pollinator Habitat Along Roadsides - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Jun 14, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Jun 14, 2017 2:00pm

Credits: None available.

Pollinators are essential to our health and to the health of ecosystems. However, pollinators are in trouble. With more than 17 million acres of land in roadsides in the United States alone, transportation rights-of-way are a significant, yet often overlooked, resource for pollinator conservation. Many of these roadway environments offer excellent opportunities to increase pollinator habitats. Landscape architects with transportation agencies across the country can take steps to improve the quality of roadside vegetation to benefit pollinators, steps that can also maintain public safety and improve public good will. Presenters will discuss roadsides, roadside design, and roadside vegetation management and how these affect the establishment and sustainability of pollinator habitats. An overview of best management practices will be provided, as well as a summary of resources for practitioners. Presenters will provide perspectives covering the eastern forest, arid southwest, and central prairies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand ways in which roadside design and management can support pollinators.
  • Observe case studies where pollinators have been incorporated successfully in roadside plantings across the United States.
  • Learn about the obstacles in implementing pollinator plantings and how to overcome them.
  • Learn the do’s and don’ts for sourcing plant materials for roadside plantings.
  • Identify the vegetation zones on the roadside and know what types of plant material can be installed.
  • Understand what the Clear zone is and how it impacts pollinators.
  • Learn how road safety and pollinator habitat are compatible.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
  • Ellen Alster, ASLA, Pima County Department of Transportation
  • Jessie Byrd, ASLA, Pima County Native Plant Nursery Manager
  • Jennifer Hopwood, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
  • Robert LaRoche, LA, PE, Technical Resources Team Leader, Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Print Certificate
Review Answers
Print Transcript
Completed on: token-completed_on
Review Answers
Please select the appropriate credit type:
/
test_id: 
credits: 
completed on: 
* - Indicates answer is required.
token-content
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
/
/
token-index
token-content