Integrating ecological restoration science with the design of cultural landscapes requires a multidisciplinary approach, a project team able to combine spacemaking and science, project programming and ecosystem function, aesthetics and biodiversity. This session examines how the tools and practice techniques from design and restoration ecology influence project goals and outcomes. Learning Objectives:
Learn how conventional landscape architecture practices and landscape management frameworks prohibit the development of ecologically based, regenerative, self-organizing landscapes.
Learn tools and techniques from restoration ecology practice that support natural plant reproduction and the establishment of self-organizing landscapes.
Learn which design methods advance the biodiversity of pollinators on the landscapes.
How can education and outreach improve successful outcomes for natural systems based landscape design?