Housing / Community Design (16)

Learn how to create sustainable, inclusive communities and seek solutions to many challenges presented by various project types. Topics of interest include:

  • Sustainable practices
  • Affordable housing
  • Cultural, generational, and ability inclusion
  • Healthy communities
  • Creative placemaking
  • Activating vacant land
  • Community engagement and partnerships
  • Suburban retrofits
  • Intergenerational landscapes

Housing / Community Design Products

Recorded Presentations

On March 4, 2019, experts from ASLA’s interdisciplinary Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change and Resilience presented their report,Smart Policies for a Changing Climate, during a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill. The report outlines a bold vision for 21st century green infrastructure investment to create healthy, climate-smart, and resilient communities from coast to coast. It is a blueprint for securing a sustainable and resilient future through design and planning approaches as well as specific public policy recommendations.

Though we are all vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change, some groups are disproportionately affected. Climate-related health challenges are an environmental justice issue because certain communities that already experience multiple environmental health burdens are also disproportionately affected by climate change. Our challenge is to put these recommended planning approaches and public policies into practice as standard operating procedure for communities of all sizes and for all types of development.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify how green infrastructure uses trees, plants, and permeable hard surfaces to capture and filter stormwater to reduce pollution run-off, mitigate the urban heat-island effect, and provide community amenities and assets.
  2. Illustrate how utilizing natural systems and integrating green infrastructure into the built environment can be the most cost effective solution for meeting multiple public policy objectives.
  3. Discuss how to address environmental justice and racial and society equity issues that impact climate vulnerable communities.

Download ASLA's Smart Policies for a Changing Climate report.

Partnering for Healthy Communities - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Partnering for Healthy Communities - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (01)

Mar 4, 2013
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Healthy Youth Development Through Design - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Healthy Youth Development Through Design - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (13)

Sep 17, 2013
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Community Health Needs for Planning and Design - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Community Health Needs for Planning and Design - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC140731)

Jul 31, 2014
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
A Critical Look at Retrofitting Suburbia - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

A Critical Look at Retrofitting Suburbia - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (39)

Nov 24, 2014
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
Community Engagement as an Essential Component for Sustainable Design - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Community Engagement as an Essential Component for Sustainable Design - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC150422)

Apr 22, 2015
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
The Landscape of Gentrification - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

The Landscape of Gentrification - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (FRI-C06)

Nov 6, 2015
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
Inside the LA Studio with Floor Associates - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Inside the LA Studio with Floor Associates - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (SUN-B02)

Nov 8, 2015
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
Helping Communities Activate Vacant Land - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Helping Communities Activate Vacant Land - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (MON-A07)

Nov 9, 2015
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
Intentional Design Strategies to Reconnect Children to Nature – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Intentional Design Strategies to Reconnect Children to Nature – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC160420)

Apr 20, 2016
Standard: $160.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00