Challenges and Opportunities for Landscape Architects in Affordable and Supportive Housing Projects


Jan 18, 2019 4:29pm ‐ Jan 18, 2019 4:29pm

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This panel will bring nonprofit developers and designers together to present the unique opportunities and challenges of designing landscapes for affordable and supportive housing projects. Through examples of built work in two different American cities, the panel explores how to successfully support and foster communities today.

  • Understand the complex design and funding process for client and design team to create successful affordable and supportive housing.
  • Recognize the importance of considering unique programmatic needs of diverse resident populations, and how these needs inform accessible design for all users.
  • Gain perspective on cost effective and efficient Stormwater management strategies to create ecologically sensitive and cost conscious resilient designs.
  • Learn innovative strategies for insuring the success of a landscape design, given limited maintenance budget etc.

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