Planning, Urban Design, and Infrastructure - 5.75 PDH
2020 revealed with great clarity the pervasive inequities of our social, environmental, and economic systems, along with the need for new approaches to shaping communities through planning, urban design, and infrastructure. Landscape architects are leading the charge for more equitable, healthy, safe, and resilient investments in the public realm. Sessions in this package of 2021 conference recordings explore strategies, policies, projects, and programs that respect ecological and cultural systems, promote economic development, embrace equity and environmental justice, and create more sustainable communities.
ASLA members receive 25% off with this bundle; non-members receive a 15% discount.
2021 session recordings in this package:
Responding to aging infrastructure, the NYC Council and Van Alen Institute launched an international design competition that aims to spark a new public conversation about the much-loved Brooklyn Bridge. The competition's finalists will be joined by representatives from the City and the Institution to share their perspectives on how this unprecedented process has inspired real progress.
In 2015, Denver undertook a complex stormwater project to solve a historic drainage problem and flooding in seven low income and minority-occupied neighborhoods. The unprecedented effort resulted in a new form of infrastructure aimed at equity and putting the community’s needs first to create a celebrated series of open spaces.
In the environmentally sensitive and rapidly changing waterfront neighborhoods of Gowanus and East Boston, communities are advocating for more resilient, accessible, and equitable waterfronts amid waves of real estate interest. Two non-profits and their design collaborators discuss grassroots efforts to shape open space policy and development on these contested sites.
As transportation infrastructure in many cities reaches the end of its design life span, elected officials face a historic opportunity to invest in infrastructure that can provide communities with increased opportunity, connectivity, health, and quality of life. The USDOT Design Challenge, has committed to reconnecting neighborhoods and building opportunity.
Do streetscape innovations born during the pandemic serve all communities equitably? This session explores whether streetscape wellness tools -- open streets, retail/restaurant extensions, expanded micro-mobility lanes, etc. actually serve communities where economic drivers challenge conventional strategies for wellness in the public realm.