Recorded Presentations

Transforming the Public Realm: A Revolution in Planting Design - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Oct 22, 2016 12:00am ‐ Oct 22, 2016 12:00am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $185.00
Students: $25.00
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00


Examining the art, science, theory, and practicality of the new planting design revolution, this session demonstrates how low-input, high-impact planting design creates beautiful, dynamic, and sustainable urban public landscapes, full of visual delight and biodiversity, using the Plant Community-based approach. This session will be illustrated with case studies from Europe and North America.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide a cross-cultural perspective of the challenges of public realm planting and explore new opportunities for design.
  • Understand how plants in the wild form resilient, adaptive communities and how this knowledge can inform design.
  • Examine scientific research about creating and managing rich naturalistic herbaceous plant communities for use in urban greenspace.
  • Explore a range of high-profile public projects where this research has been successfully implemented, and extract practical principles for designers to create low-input, high-impact public planting.

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