Recorded Presentations

Mar 4, 2013 ‐ Dec 18, 2017


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

Sessions

No Time to Waste: Landscape Architecture and the Global Challenge of Climate Change - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Nov 18, 2019 3:00pm ‐ Nov 18, 2019 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

ASLA members may view this presentation and access the professional development exam (1.0 PDH LA CES/non-HSW) for free after logging in (using your ASLA member ID and password).

Join us for three fast-paced, powerful talks from landscape architects doing inspiring work around the world to address the urgent challenges facing vulnerable communities in the era of climate change. Acclaimed science and environmental reporter and author Andrew Revkin will moderate.

Kongjian Yu, FASLA, founded the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Peking University and Turenscape, the first private firm of its kind in China. The firm’s forward-thinking research on “ecological security patterns” and “sponge cities” has been adopted by the Chinese government as the guiding theory for national land use planning. Yu has won numerous international awards for his ecologically and culturally sensitive projects, including several ASLA Awards of Excellence and Honor Awards.

Kotchakorn Voraakhom, ASLA, is a landscape architect who works on building productive green public space that tackles climate change in sinking cities. Her favorite childhood activity—boat paddling in floodwaters—would later become a catastrophic disaster for her hometown of Bangkok, Thailand. To save her city from rising sea levels, Voraakhom founded the firm Landprocess and the Porous City Network, a social enterprise working to increase urban resilience across Southeast Asia. Voraakhom is a TED Fellow, Echoing Green Climate Fellow, and Atlantic Fellow.

Hitesh Mehta, FASLA, has worked in more than 60 countries on six continents, including some of the most remote places in the world. National Geographic identified Mehta as a pioneer of sustainable tourism, and the United Nations awarded him the Outstanding Achievement Award for his work alleviating poverty and protecting sensitive ecosystems. Mehta founded HM Design, a holistic practice, in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1990. He is a Fellow of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK).

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Members: $0.00
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Students: $0.00
Standard: $50.00

Measuring What Matters: Metrics to Capture the Social Impacts of Public Spaces - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 18, 2019 10:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 11:45am

Credits: None available.

We believe that shared civic assets have the power to influence social outcomes. Detroit is one of five cities piloting a new measurement system that tracks the impacts of investments in public space design and programming. Learn about this metrics framework and take home tools to measure your own work.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Understand a new data-driven approach for determining the multifaceted value of reinvesting in public places based on social outcomes.
  • Gain knowledge of how a cross-sector team in Detroit is deploying this measurement system in partnership with neighborhood residents, and the benefits they have found in this approach.
  • Consider investments and sites in your own portfolio or community that may be ripe for deploying this new metrics system.
  • Learn how to use a set of DIY measurement tools to capture metrics that matter for your own public space projects.
Speaker(s):
  • Lynn Ross, AICP, Founder and Principal, Spirit for Change Consulting, LLC
  • Alexa Bush, ASLA, Urban Design Director - East Region, City of Detroit
  • Benjamin A. Bryant, Director of Special Projects, Interface Studio, LLC
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

Doing the Extraordinary: Design Excellence Through Sustainable SITES Legislation - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE

Nov 18, 2019 10:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 11:45am

Credits: None available.

Can we achieve extraordinary design, impact, influence, equity, and sustainability through SITES legislation? How can we do this? Learn from Rhode Island's historic Green Buildings Act, becoming the first state in the nation adopting LEED for Neighborhood Development and the highly strategic SITES guiding frameworks into public law.

The GBCI course ID for this course is 0920020991, 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.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Develop and formulate guiding frameworks for legislative initiatives that foster excellence in design and sustainability.
  • Identify opportunities to develop cooperation, coordination, and collaboration with diverse groups, and learn to craft happenstances for "accidentally on purpose" opportunities for collaboration.
  • Recognize and understand how words matter in formulating the initial language of legislation, but also in anticipating future circumstances that might not be originally contemplated.
  • Appreciate the importance of participation in the public realm of policy and legislative initiatives, resulting in greater cumulative design impacts than realized from single projects.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

Picturing Landscape - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Nov 18, 2019 10:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 11:45am

Credits: None available.

How do we picture landscapes? Three prominent photographers, working differently with designed, urban, and climate-affected landscapes, will share their work and thoughts on how they capture landscapes and how this might inform our work as designers.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Gain insights on designed, natural, and built landscapes from photographers who make landscape the subject of their work.
  • Understand the varied and diverse ways professionals from outside the discipline of landscape architecture understand landscape, and the ways in which this might inform our work.
  • Learn how photographers move through and experience designed and built landscape.
  • Consider how the perspectives of others engaged in the medium of landscape could help inform our individual and collective marketing and business development strategies.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

Nature, Adventure and Destination: Departures from Status Quo in Public Play Environments - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 18, 2019 10:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 11:45am

Credits: None available.

Communities increasingly seek creative opportunities for children and families to engage in meaningful play. As the status quo shifts, differing approaches have emerged, some emphasizing the use of natural elements, others iconic design features. This session explores ways in which these approaches support healthy human development.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Gain awareness of the role of public play environments in the broader social-ecological contexts of young people’s lives.
  • Learn about the developmental benefits of play in the outdoors.
  • Understand the opportunities for developmentally appropriate play that different settings may afford young people.
  • Examine commonalities and differences between different approaches to the design of play environments and how they support child development.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

The ReImagined River: Fifty-One Miles of Connected Open Space - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 18, 2019 8:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

One million people live within a mile of the Los Angeles River, which currently serves a singular purpose of flood control. Los Angeles County is reimagining the river as multibenefit and updating its 1996 master plan. This session explores the project, which is integrating robust community engagement, politics, hydrology, and design.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Explore the history of the Los Angeles River related to the current effort to update the master plan.
  • Understand hydrological realities and flows associated with a flashy, semiarid river system flowing through an ultra-urban environment.
  • Discuss political challenges and opportunities associated with a multijurisdictional river and understand opportunities for robust public engagement.
  • Explore the design kit of parts, ranging from parks to water recharge to affordable housing.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00
Standard: $60.00
Students: $0.00

Breaking Free from Tropical Hardwoods: New Alternatives for Sustainability - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.5 GBCI SITES-Specific CE

Nov 18, 2019 8:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 10:00am

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.

The GBCI course ID for this course is 0920020989, 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.

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

A Design Framework for Livable Streets in the Era of Autonomous Vehicles - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 18, 2019 8:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Autonomous technology will become increasingly prevalent in our communities. Despite optimism about the technology, there is a high degree of uncertainty about how it will manifest in urban environs and streetscapes. This session builds frameworks for best practice based on the concepts of autonomy, livability, and human scale design.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Review the concept design of streets in an autonomous future.
  • Examine design, policy, and technology implications for intersections and districts in urban, suburban, and rural transects.
  • Consider opportunities for innovative design, policy, public engagement, and private action.
  • Co-create design and policy concepts for implementation.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00
Standard: $60.00
Students: $0.00

Spatial Multiplicity: Weaving Complex and Diverse Narratives in the Public Realm - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 18, 2019 8:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Public spaces of deep meaning often have multiple narratives that exist within the constructs of place. Through lively discussion and case study examples, this panel will explore key design strategies and lessons learned for creating spaces that embody and celebrate the complexity of the people and places they serve.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how landscape architects are leveraging design strategies to create complex and diverse social and cultural spaces.
  • Understand the interconnected relationship of a place’s physical setting; its activities, situations, and events; and the individual and group meanings created through people’s experiences and intentions.
  • Explore design strategies for creating places of depth and inclusion. .
  • Examine effective strategies for engagement and design execution in complex sites.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00
Standard: $60.00
Students: $0.00

Queer Urbanism and Design: Past, Present, Future - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 18, 2019 8:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

An interdisciplinary team from the fields of landscape design, planning, and art examines LGBTQ cultural ecologies in New York City to develop Queer Urbanism Design Guidelines. This presentation uses historical case studies to examine the intersections of urban economics, queer theory, and design criticism.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Gain a working definition of “queerness” as it applies to landscape and urban design practices.
  • Understand the historic development of urban spaces in New York City, including the shifting economic conditions that have shaped Times Square and the Meatpacking District.
  • Examine the social implications of landscape architecture and urban design.
  • Develop Queer Urbanism best management practices.
Speaker(s):
  • Sam Sikanas, ASLA, Landscape and Urban Designer, W Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Addison Vawters, Planner and Arts Administrator, Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc)
  • Emilio Martinez, Artist, Designer, and Organizer, Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc)
Standard: $60.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $0.00
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