Parks / Recreation / Play (42)

Learn how to play a critical role in advocating and designing for a variety of parks, recreational facilities, and children’s play environments. Best practices will be shared on critical topics including:

  • Reconnection to nature
  • Health-related concerns
  • Fostering youth
  • Safety consideration
  • Universal design
  • Integration of public art
  • Creative placemaking
  • Sensory play
  • Innovative and artful playgrounds
  • Risk management
  • Nature based play
  • Rails to trails

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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.

Light in the Public Realm - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Light in the Public Realm - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (24)

Nov 18, 2013
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
Pop Up Adventure Playgrounds - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Pop Up Adventure Playgrounds - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC140408)

Apr 8, 2014
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
Risk Management at Nature Play and Learning Areas: A Risk Analysis Approach - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Risk Management at Nature Play and Learning Areas: A Risk Analysis Approach - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC140917)

Sep 17, 2014
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Rails to Trails and Beyond: Former Margins, Future Connections - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Rails to Trails and Beyond: Former Margins, Future Connections - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (27)

Nov 21, 2014
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
Sustainable Planting Design: A New Model for Large-Scale Urban Parks - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Sustainable Planting Design: A New Model for Large-Scale Urban Parks - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (28)

Nov 21, 2014
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
SITES Certified Parks: Lessons Learned - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

SITES Certified Parks: Lessons Learned - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (42)

Nov 24, 2014
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
The Wilds: Integrating Natural Systems and Outdoor Learning Environments - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

The Wilds: Integrating Natural Systems and Outdoor Learning Environments - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (43)

Nov 24, 2014
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
Designing Urban Nature into Children’s Play and Learning Places  - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Designing Urban Nature into Children’s Play and Learning Places - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC150604)

Jun 4, 2015
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Practical Considerations for Play Activities and Risk Management in Design of Natural Play & Learning Environments - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Practical Considerations for Play Activities and Risk Management in Design of Natural Play & Learning Environments - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC150827)

Aug 27, 2015
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00