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ASLA Research Reports

Smart Policies for a Changing Climate Case Studies - 2.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Credits: None available.

Members: $60.00
Associates: $50.00
Standard: $70.00


In 2017 ASLA convened a Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change and Resilience, during which landscape architects and experts from affiliated professions outlined policies that help or hinder community resilience and adaptation to climate impacts. The result was the ASLA Smart Policies for a Changing Climate report and online exhibition, which now includes thirty case studies. These projects demonstrate how landscape architects are designing smart solutions to climate impacts, such as flooding, extreme heat, drought, and sea level rise, and exemplify best practice approaches to landscape architecture in the era of climate change. The projects include a mix of landscape-based and often nature-based solutions across the U.S., which range in scale from residential and school landscapes to master plans for entire cities and counties. There is also a focus on projects that address climate injustices and meet the needs of historically-marginalized and underserved communities.

To earn Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System™ (LA CES™)-approved professional development hours (PDH), please read all the content for the thirty case studies on the Smart Policies for a Changing Climate website, climate.asla.org. Then, complete the quiz under the CE Information tab to demonstrate you have read all the case studies and earn your PDH.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this ASLA Research Report.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how climate change is intensifying the negative impacts of standard development practices.
  • Learn about policy and regulatory approaches that successfully incentivize green infrastructure investment in public and private properties.
  • Learn about how walkable, transit-oriented developments can be planned and designed to enhance resilience and ecosystem benefits.


  • 2.00 - PDH

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