Sustainable Design & Development (55)

Learn how ecology-based planning and design create landscapes that balance the needs of man and the environment while benefiting both. Topics of interest include:

  • Environmental planning
  • Constructing habitats
  • Green roof and green wall design
  • Development of successful plant communities
  • Stormwater management and green infrastructure
  • Soil management
  • Net-Zero and Wet-Positive design
  • Material selection
  • Community engagement
  • SITES® strategies

Sustainable Design & Development 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.

What's More Efficient - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

What's More Efficient - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (12)

Sep 16, 2013
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
The Art and Science of Designing Native Landscapes: Meadows, Grasslands, and Woodlands - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

The Art and Science of Designing Native Landscapes: Meadows, Grasslands, and Woodlands - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (20)

Nov 16, 2013
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
Details Matter: Selection, Design, and Implementation of Low Impact Development (LID) - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Details Matter: Selection, Design, and Implementation of Low Impact Development (LID) - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (23)

Nov 18, 2013
Standard: $185.00
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Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
Environmental Planning in Coastal Louisiana: From Idea to Implementation - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Environmental Planning in Coastal Louisiana: From Idea to Implementation - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC140812)

Aug 12, 2014
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Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
Using Reclaimed Materials in Hardscape Projects - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Using Reclaimed Materials in Hardscape Projects - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC140826)

Aug 26, 2014
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Students: $20.00
1315 Peachtree: Creative Stormwater Solutions in a Dense Urban Context - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

1315 Peachtree: Creative Stormwater Solutions in a Dense Urban Context - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC140909)

Sep 9, 2014
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Green Wall Case Studies: Comparisons, Advantages, and Challenges - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Green Wall Case Studies: Comparisons, Advantages, and Challenges - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (25)

Nov 21, 2014
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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
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Students: $25.00
Stormwater BMP Performance: What Every Landscape Architect Should Know - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Stormwater BMP Performance: What Every Landscape Architect Should Know - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (34)

Nov 22, 2014
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Students: $25.00