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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.

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
Engaging Youth in Creative Place Making – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Engaging Youth in Creative Place Making – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC160713)

Jul 13, 2016
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Scottsdale Cycle the Arts - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/NON-HSW)

Scottsdale Cycle the Arts - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/NON-HSW) (ARC160728)

Jul 28, 2016
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
SPOTLIGHT mini-series: The Importance of Good Design: Comparing Play in the UK vs US - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

SPOTLIGHT mini-series: The Importance of Good Design: Comparing Play in the UK vs US - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC160824)

Aug 24, 2016
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Students: $10.00
Associates: $20.00
Landscape Architects as Federal Leaders

Landscape Architects as Federal Leaders (ARC160915)

Sep 15, 2016
Standard: Free
Members: $0.00
Associates: $0.00
Students: $0.00
Outdoor Learning Environments as Opposed to Playgrounds - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Outdoor Learning Environments as Opposed to Playgrounds - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (2016_SAT-A07)

Oct 22, 2016
Standard: $185.00
Students: $25.00
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00
Integrating and Planning for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders in Outdoor Play Environments  - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Integrating and Planning for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders in Outdoor Play Environments - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (WEB161116)

Nov 16, 2016
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
San Diego’s First Public Nature Play Area: How Park and Recreation Made it Happen! - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

San Diego’s First Public Nature Play Area: How Park and Recreation Made it Happen! - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (WEB170307)

Mar 7, 2017
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Park Rx America: Doctors Prescribing Parks to Prevent and Treat Chronic Disease - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Park Rx America: Doctors Prescribing Parks to Prevent and Treat Chronic Disease - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (WEB170427)

Apr 27, 2017
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00