Recorded Presentations

Mar 4, 2013 ‐ Dec 18, 2017



Sessions

Landscape Performance to Demonstrate Impact: Sustainable Campus Landscapes - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

May 1, 2018 12:00pm ‐ May 1, 2018 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

Understanding the environmental, social and economic benefits of sustainable landscapes is essential for designers, developers, investors, and policymakers who influence land development and want better results. This session introduces and explores the concept of landscape performance and why it is critical to achieving sustainability and reaching key decision-makers, with a particular focus on examples from sustainable campuses in the United States. The Landscape Architecture Foundation will present an overview of the Landscape Performance Series, an online, interactive set of resources to help evaluate performance, show value and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions. Learn how the Case Study Briefs, Benefits Toolkit, Fast Facts, and more can be used to evaluate and demonstrate the impact of sustainable campus landscapes and how you can be part of this growing online resource.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the concept of landscape performance for campus landscapes and why it is critical to achieving sustainability and reaching key decision-makers
  • Learn about resources available in the Landscape Performance Series to show value, quantify benefits, and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions
  • Know how to access and submit projects, tools, and research to the online Landscape Performance Series database

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

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

Universal Design in Play: A Behavioral Comparison of Three Playgrounds - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Apr 25, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Apr 25, 2018 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

Accessible play environments have received considerable attention in recent practice, yet little comparative research has been done evaluating the use of specific park and playground features. This research evaluates the value of Universal Design (UD) in playgrounds in a comparative study using new graphic methods addressing the primary UD question and overall physical activity in the park environment. The evidence-based findings can support public policy for the promotion of community-wide healthy active living.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the multi-faceted benefits of Universal Design in playground environments.
  • Describe the research-grounded basis for the conclusions presented.
  • Apply behavior observation techniques in public outdoor open space.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

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

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

Resilient by Design: Building Better in Response to Rising Waters - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm

Credits: None available.

This panel session will demonstrate the role of landscape architecture in adaptively and equitably building resilience to flooding hazards to increase health, safety, and welfare for all. Panelists will discuss innovative strategies and techniques that address known and anticipated future issues across a range of social, environmental, and economic factors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn design approaches to climate adaptation and hazard mitigation, most specifically flooding.
  • Understand the needs, issues, and opportunities associated with communities affected by recurrent flooding.
  • Gain insight into best practices that reduce loss of life and property due to flooding.
  • Examine policy and economic pathways to implement contextually appropriate design strategies.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
  • Andrew Fox, ASLA, Coastal Dynamics Design Lab and North Carolina State University College of Design
  • Kofi Boone, ASLA, NSCU College of Design
  • Chuck Flink, FASLA, Greenways Incorporated
  • Gavin Smith, AICP, Coastal Resilience Center, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence
Standard: $185.00
Students: $25.00
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00

Demystifying Technology: How Landscape Architects and Clients Are Making Smarter Parks - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Oct 23, 2017 12:00pm

Credits: None available.

Learn how new hardware and software technologies are helping landscape architects innovate in the planning, design, and post occupancy assessment of parks and public spaces. In this session you will see case studies from Sasaki, Soofa, a start-up from MIT’s Media Lab, and the Park District of Oak Park, IL.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what new technology currently exists in the market, both in hardware and software, and how landscape architects and clients are working together to deploy it in outdoor public spaces. 
  • Understand the challenges in bringing new technology to parks and public spaces and how to overcome them. 
  • Gain insight into how landscape architects can effectively collaborate with technology companies, and why such collaboration is valuable in the current era of smart cities and data driven decision-making. 
  • Learn directly from a public sector client where landscape architects can add value in helping make smarter parks and public spaces and where there is room for improvement. 

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $185.00
Students: $25.00
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00