Recorded Presentations

Mar 4, 2013 ‐ Dec 18, 2017


Standard: $60.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $0.00

Sessions

Infusing Nature into the Everyday Spaces of Childhood - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Aug 25, 2021 1:00pm ‐ Aug 25, 2021 2:00pm

Credits: None available.

Research has found that children’s exposure to nature is beneficial to their academic, social, psychological, cognitive, and physical health. Explore evidence-based design best practices for outdoor play environments and trails that intentionally reconnect children with nature to support family fun, active lifestyles, and unique opportunities for learning. Case examples of playground naturalization and playful pathways will demonstrate innovative solutions to encourage multigenerational play and offer extended play value to visitors. A variety of tools and resources will be shared to assist with the planning and design process of creating innovative destinations that connect communities, encourage health promotion through play, and respond to our intuitive desire to engage with nature.

$40 for full ASLA members; $30 for Associate ASLA members; free for Student ASLA members; $50 for non-members. Log in using your ASLA username and password for member discounts.

Hosted by ASLA's Children's Outdoor Environments Professional Practice Network (PPN)

Learning objectives:

  1. Outline the current research and benefits of naturalized play environments and playful pathway networks designed to engage children with nature.
  2. Describe at least three best practices/considerations when intentionally designing nature into the everyday spaces of childhood.
  3. Summarize two case study examples of naturalized play environments and playful pathways that have been designed to encourage active lifestyles for children, families, and communities.

Speaker(s):
Tags: PPN Hosted

Creative Fitting - Finding the Balance in Resilient Urban Parks - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Aug 19, 2021 1:00pm ‐ Aug 19, 2021 2:00pm

Credits: None available.

This session explores the creative fitting process of two resilient parks—FDR Park in Philadelphia, and Magnuson Park in Seattle—that leverage nature-based solutions to provide a network of benefits including public health, ecosystem functions, restoring economic value, and connecting individuals with nature.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore methods of finding the programmatic balance to create win-win resiliency solutions with diverse communities, public agencies, partners, and stakeholder groups with competing interests.
  2. Recognize the interconnected nature of public and ecological health and how public open spaces contribute to overall community wellness and resiliency.
  3. Discover how to mitigate the impacts of a changing climate—higher temperatures, more frequent flooding—using public open spaces.
  4. Identify opportunities that generate revenue to offset operations and maintenance costs, encourage strong coalitions of park stewards, and impact the city-wide economy by attracting visitors and vendors.

Speaker(s):

Combatting the Heat Island Effect with UAV Thermal Imaging - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Aug 17, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Aug 17, 2021 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

As the medical practitioner assessing a patient's vitals checks temperature, landscape architects, planners, and urban design professionals can now check any site's temperature applying hi-res UAV (drone) thermal imaging in order to identify appropriate treatment options. The resulting performance benchmarks can direct land cover decision-making and policy based on heat island effect reduction. Together we will move the climate change discussion from the qualitative to the quantitative.

$40 for full ASLA members; $30 for Associate ASLA members; free for Student ASLA members; $50 for non-members. Log in using your ASLA username and password for member discounts.

Hosted by ASLA's Digital Technology Professional Practice Network (PPN)

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn how to utilize UAV "drone" technology in order to scan, process, then dissect and assess the heat island effect occurring in any setting.
  2. Understand the metric-based magnitude of the urban heat island effect and its impact on climate change from a vivid breakdown of the rural, residential, and urban case study research.
  3. Identify policy-based approaches to mitigate the heat island effect in new and existing development, exploring concept of comprehensive thermal planning and the residential heat island effect to fight climate change.

Speaker(s):

Conversations with Olmsted: His Visions for Reform - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

May 18, 2021 3:00pm ‐ May 18, 2021 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Social justice, equity, and reform are not new topics for landscape architecture—rather, they are at its origin. Frederick Law Olmsted’s prominent role in shaping public opinion on social reform in the period leading up to and during the Civil War still impacts practice today. Join us for a conversation that recenters the way we tell the story of Olmsted’s work and origins of landscape architecture.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore conditions of 19th century cities including intense rural-to-urban migration, industrialization, and immigration, and how these conditions impacted the discipline of landscape architecture.
  2. Discover how, through his writing, Olmsted confronted the institution of slavery and the cotton economy.
  3. Explore how Olmsted’s values of and advocacy for social reform translate to today’s urban and cultural challenges.
  4. Identify how, from its inception, landscape architecture aimed to address societal and environmental conditions through design, and how racial equity and environmental justice issues continue to shape what we do as designers today.

This webinar is free for all members and non-members. Log in using your ASLA username and password.

This event was co-hosted by the American Society of Landscape Architects and the National Recreation and Park Association.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
  • Sara Zewde, Founding Principal, Studio Zewde
  • John Stauffer, Professor of English and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
  • Charles Waldheim, Hon. ASLA, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Standard: Free
Members: $0.00
Associates: $0.00
Students: $0.00

Still Drawing – Design and Collaboration in a Virtual World - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Apr 27, 2021 1:00pm ‐ Apr 27, 2021 2:00pm

Credits: None available.

To create more equitable ideas, we need to create an inclusive design process with multiple and sometimes conflicting points of views. Our current WFH situation is a potential danger to forcing our design process and ideas to become more siloed. Equitable access to design technology coupled with the intentional incorporation of virtual tools will help us bridge the creativity and collaboration gap caused by the physical separation of our teams.

As our profession continues to develop a comfort level with remote-working situations, this course will help empower your site design process by evolving your design methods, technologies, and application. Through the knowledge received from this course, you will be able to further design with health, safety and welfare in mind, even when working in unconventional office environments.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how drawing still matters in virtual design and collaboration.
  2. Explore virtual tools and techniques for design and collaboration.
  3. Understand what we have learned through this year of drawing and collaboration.
  4. Consider how virtual collaboration translates into a hybrid office model.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

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

Upstream-Downstream: Optimizing Bioretention Function Through Research, Engineering, Design, and Maintenance - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Apr 20, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Apr 20, 2021 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

A successful bioretention system requires research, engineering, design, post-construction observation, and a routine maintenance plan. Speakers will discuss how research underpins design decisions and highlight engineering and design features that enable bio-retention function and optimize maintenance.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how simple changes in underdrainage can dramatically improve bioretention performance.
  2. Explore best horticultural practices and plant design decisions for reducing maintenance costs and increasing public acceptance, comparing maintenance costs of different plant plan approaches.
  3. Review case studies on what plant material and maintenance practices provide the most long-term healthy plants and decrease maintenance.
  4. Explore a variety of bioretention systems and tools that fit within urban, transitional, and park settings through case studies from North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh Union Station and Fitts Woolard Hall, NC State University.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
  • Eric Davis, ASLA, LEED, AP, Vice President & Principal, Surface 678
  • William F. Hunt, PE, PhD, WNR Dist. Univ. Professor & Extension Specialist, NC State University
  • Donna Evans, LEED Green Associate, Program Manager II - BMP Inspection and Maintenance ESD Public, Montgomery County, MD-Department of Environmental Protection
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $0.00
Standard: $50.00

Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program: What You Need to Know Before the May 31 Deadline

Apr 12, 2021 2:30pm ‐ Apr 12, 2021 3:30pm

Credits: None available.

Join us for a webinar session on the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP loan is a low-interest loan that can be turned into a grant and is accessible to all qualified small businesses. This session covers business qualifications and required documents when preparing to file the application. The current deadline for PPP loan applications is May 31, 2021, so be sure to participate in this timely webinar to expedite your application process!

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act was enacted, providing an additional $7.25 billion in funding for the PPP, expanding eligibility for first and second draw PPP loans, and revising the exclusions from payroll costs for purposes of loan forgiveness.

Join us to learn more about assessing your company’s eligibility and required documentation related to both eligibility and use of PPP loan funds.

This is a free, member-only, webinar!


Speaker(s): Moderator(s):
Members: Free
Associates: Free
Students: Free

Stretching Our Muscles: Expanding the Influence of the Profession in Non-Traditional Careers - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Mar 30, 2021 1:00pm ‐ Mar 30, 2021 2:00pm

Credits: None available.

Landscape architecture offers a wide range of potential career paths, thus the career path of a landscape architect is almost never linear. Many landscape architects pursue careers outside of the traditional path, seeking adjacent careers that help expand upon the profession. Meet three landscape architects who are using their design training and passion for landscape architecture in non-traditional ways. This session explores their paths, shedding light on the profession, its breadth of opportunities, its strengths and weaknesses, and the importance of collaboration with allied professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain insight into non-traditional career paths in landscape architecture.
  2. Gain new perspectives on the breadth of the profession and the ways in which design training can prepare one to pursue many different career trajectories.
  3. Understand the reasons why the traditional career path may not be right for everyone.
  4. Understand the importance of allied/adjacent fields in the advancement of landscape architecture.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

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

Smart Climate Solutions at Multiple Scales, Led by Landscape Architects - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Mar 23, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Mar 23, 2021 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Rain Check 2.0 in Buffalo, New York is an innovative city-wide, government-led green infrastructure policy and regulatory initiative. The Thornton Creek Water Quality Channel in Seattle, Washington is a model urban redevelopment project made possible through public and private partnerships. This webinar will compare and contrast these two fascinating projects, which demonstrate how landscape architects are leading the planning and design of smart climate solutions at multiple scales.

These two projects are part of a set of 10 new case studies selected for ASLA’s Smart Policies for a Changing Climate online exhibition in partnership with the ASLA Climate Action Committee. In 2017 the ASLA convened a Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change and Resilience. Landscape architects and experts from affiliated professions outlined policies that help or hinder community resilience and adaptation to climate impacts. The result was a report Smart Policies for a Changing Climate.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand climate change impacts in Buffalo, New York, and Seattle, Washington
  2. Learn about policy and regulatory approaches that successfully incentivize green infrastructure investment in public and private properties.
  3. Learn about how walkable, transit-oriented developments can be planned and designed to improve water quality and salmon habitat.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
  • Melanie Davies, ASLA, PLA, Senior Landscape Architect, MIG
  • Kevin Meindl, ASLA, Landscape Architect and Green Infrastructure Program Manager, Buffalo Sewer Authority
  • Vaughn B. Rinner, FASLA, SITES AP, Owner, Vaughn Rinner Landscape Architect
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $0.00
Standard: $50.00

Out There: New Practices of Community Engaged Design - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Mar 2, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Mar 2, 2021 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Landscape architects are carefully and creatively designing engagement processes that are vital to successfully navigating increasingly complex issues. In this webinar, three designers working in different scales and cultures, will share tools on how to create community engagement that truly meets people where they are.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the practice of immersive, community-engaged design from local and global perspectives, across a range of project sizes and types.
  2. Examine how existing methods for engagement have fallen short of inclusivity, and identify ways to create engagement processes that encourage more diverse audiences.
  3. Discuss lessons learned, best practices and emerging models for equitable engagement in vulnerable communities.
  4. Discuss how inclusive engagement processes are a means to invite productive dialogue around pressing issues that impact landscape architecture projects, such as climate change and environmental justice.
  5. Identify ways to measure impact of specific tools and techniques.
  6. Identify approaches for incorporating community input into physical design.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Speaker(s):
  • Carolina Aragon, ASLA, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Nina Chase, ASLA, Principal and Co-Founder, Merritt Chase
  • Sierra Bainbridge, ASLA, Senior Principal and Managing Director, MASS Design Group
  • Gretchen Rabinkin, Affiliate ASLA, AIA, Executive Director, Boston Society of Landscape Architects/ASLA Boston
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $0.00
Standard: $50.00
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