Climate change has created increasingly volatile water that may overwhelm our stormwater systems. As a response to this threat, site design can create advantageous opportunities, from strengthening sustainability to improving social welfare. This panel explores designing for a changing climate through four projects of varying scale and geographic context.
The GBCI course ID for this course is 0920023417, 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.
Learn about current trends and principles of designing with water—surviving, adapting, and thriving in the face of climate change.
Identify opportunities to treat stormwater in design as a resource rather than a threat by leveraging it for improved sustainability and social welfare.
Understand how landscape architecture design can help shift the public’s perception of stormwater and flooding.
Utilize innovative strategies and techniques of stormwater management and flood control, drawing from case studies that range in scale from master plans to site-specific examples.