This presentation will cover not only the technical side of sustainable design (such as stormwater management, native plants, and material sourcing) but also how urban space itself can be recycled and how to weave new access and opportunity into the existing urban fabric. An emphasis on site selection and getting creative about where you can insert interventions is critical in densely populated cities with limited open space. Using the Atlanta BeltLine and Los Angeles’ Avalon Green Alley Project as case studies, the projects showcased in this presentation show a spectrum of creative and sustainable solutions to limited urban space.
Understand the challenges and best practices for building public space in urban right of ways, corridors, and other urban spaces.
Learn about opportunities to increase open space through the creation of non-traditional landscapes.
Understand the process and value of anchor projects for realizing a larger vision of greener cities.
Understand different methods to maximize the value of community engagement through case studies.