Available for World Landscape Architecture Month 2021, April 1-30, this package showcases three webinars related to the 2021 theme, Growing Together. ASLA’s core vision statement is “healthy, beautiful, and resilient places for all.” This April during World Landscape Architecture Month, we will show how landscape architecture projects embody that vision in all communities – communities of all colors, socioeconomic backgrounds, and ability levels. We want to highlight how the spaces landscape architects create promote and facilitate people growing together with each other & with nature.
Contemporary planning may often require landscape architects to engage diverse and underrepresented communities during the design process to build consensus and positive change. Communities that are under-resourced or politically marginalized have long struggled to have a seat at the table for planning and development projects in their neighborhood. Design teams may face challenges in building trust and creating productive working relationships across real and perceived divides between community residents, local government, and community partners. This session will offer designers a menu of tools to develop trust between non-traditional partners, deepen historical and cultural understanding, and elevate community voices resulting in a richer, more robust and meaningful design outcome.
Select from a menu of tools to effectively engage underrepresented communities.
Elevate community voices in the design process and outcome.
Identify community priorities for cultural and historical themes to deepen the design outcome.
In the 20th century, our society gradually dedicated ever-increasing amounts of land to the exclusive use of automobiles. However, the pushback against this trend has begun. This session examines international, national, and regional methodologies to recapture land for recreation and ecological replenishment and to promote sustainable urban growth.
Gain awareness of land use balance in an urban fabric, and discuss ideal proportions of land for transportation, housing, office, retail, open space, and institutions.
Use case studies to understand different mechanisms used by converted sites for community use and leveraged as open space, multimodal connectors, and tactical interventions to reclaim street space.
Become familiar with policy and regulatory legislative initiatives influencing the reshaping of our cities’ urban form, shifting from our auto-dominated traditions to more walkable and sustainable communities.
Learn about the legislative difficulties that are the result of pushing cars in the background and people in the foreground, and methods or tools to overcome those impediments.
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.
Explore the practice of immersive, community-engaged design from local and global perspectives, across a range of project sizes and types.
Examine how existing methods for engagement have fallen short of inclusivity, and identify ways to create engagement processes that encourage more diverse audiences.
Discuss lessons learned, best practices and emerging models for equitable engagement in vulnerable communities.
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.
Identify ways to measure impact of specific tools and techniques.
Identify approaches for incorporating community input into physical design.