Cities everywhere face the challenges of changing climate and the vicissitudes of a changing economy. This panel will present examples and principles for successfully negotiating these challenges using insights about culture and ecology in both shallow, coastal cities and fallow, urban landscapes.
Identify areas of professional expertise that can give landscape architects an advantage in competing for work on urban adaptation to climate and economic trends.
Understand how rigorous design research can improve the design and resiliency of American cities.
Identify key strategic knowledge from case studies at multiple scales that addresses landscape infrastructure, development policy, social responsibility, and ecological resiliency.
Understand how a landscape architecture “systems approach” can create innovative designs that find strength in site history, culture, larger-scale ecosystems, and our changing environment.