Urban Design (38)

Learn how to bridge intricate relationships involving built and green environments, understand the contribution that the natural environment makes to the quality of city life, and how the role of landscape architects is important as stewards of the urban environment. Objectives will focus on:

  • Sustainable practices
  • City design
  • Cultural, generational, and ability inclusion
  • Urban parks
  • Healthy communities
  • Activating vacant land
  • Infrastructure design
  • Stormwater management and green infrastructure
  • Community engagement

Urban 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.

Green Infrastructure: A Landscape Approach - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Green Infrastructure: A Landscape Approach - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (22)

Nov 17, 2013
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
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
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
Infrastructure is Public Space: Designing the Public Realm on Every Level - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Infrastructure is Public Space: Designing the Public Realm on Every Level - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (26)

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
Inside the LA Studio with !melk - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Inside the LA Studio with !melk - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW) (45)

Nov 22, 2014
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
Inside the LA Studio with Balmori Associates - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Inside the LA Studio with Balmori Associates - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (32)

Nov 22, 2014
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00
Green Design in Remnant Urban Landscapes - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Green Design in Remnant Urban Landscapes - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (ARC150408)

Apr 8, 2015
Standard: $165.00
Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $20.00
Urban Green Space and Mental Well-being: Evidence-Based Design - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Urban Green Space and Mental Well-being: Evidence-Based Design - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) (FRI-B10)

Nov 6, 2015
Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00