Discover the importance of ample, clean water through the management of stormwater with innovative solutions such as green roofs, rain gardens, bioswales, and pervious pavements. Best practices will be shared on critical topics including:
Learn about the innovative strategies implemented to transform a former cemetery dumpsite into a natural burial cemetery. The project design team used a fresh design approach which is in stark contrast to traditional industry standards for burial and perpetual care. In 2018, this new cemetery site was the first cemetery to receive SITES certification and only the 8th in the country to receive SITES Gold certification. Get an in-depth look at individual SITES v2 pre-requisites and credits attained by the project and learn about the certification process and working with GBCI to navigate your project from registration through final review.
The GBCI course ID for this course is 920019137, providing SITES-specific CE hours required to maintain SITES AP credentials. Participants will need to pass the exam at the end of the presentation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants will need to self-report CE hours through their credentials account on https://sitesonline.usgbc.org.
Participants will need to pass the exam at the end of the presentation in order to receive a certificate of completion.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Identify the pre-requisites necessary for SITES certification.
Participants will learn about the stormwater and planting design elements implemented to achieve SITES certification, and how other projects may potentially follow the green design criteria necessary to achieve SITES certification.
Identify projects that are suitable for SITES Certification.
Participants will learn how Nature’s sanctuary utilized salvaged, recycled and locally sourced materials to earn credits toward SITES certification, and apply similar techniques to their own projects.
Fountains are beloved features in many public places and contribute to quality of life while adding environmental benefits, particularly during hot summer months. However, many parks departments and commissioning bodies shy away from installing them due to the perceived high cost of installation and ongoing maintenance. Some recurring questions neighborhoods may face are whether alternative funding models can keep the water flowing if a city or town won’t perform regular upkeep. What are the impacts of a dormant fountain? What are the environmental effects, both positive and negative? We will explore these questions, explain the typical pool, pass through and recirculating systems, and share insights on sustainable best practices.
Hosted by the ASLA Water Conservation Professional Practice Network
Understand the social value of fountains and water features while balancing the economic and environmental costs of designing and maintaining them in the context of sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line (TBL).
Familiarize oneself with the basics of water feature layout and design to understand the requirements of equipment maintenance and minimize water waste.
Provide some examples of converting non-sustainable water features into sustainable ones through recirculation, filtration, and active management.
Water conservation is more important now than ever and in no place in landscape architecture is it more in the forefront than in irrigation. This webinar focuses on why designers should care about conserving water in landscape irrigation and how it ties into the triple bottom line of the environment, society, and economy for sustainable development. We’ll do this by exploring the biology, mechanics, and engineering behind plant water conservation, implementation methods through irrigation practices and technology, and how the result can be a landscape that uses significantly less water while preserving your intended look as a landscape architect. The talk will conclude with real life water conservation success stories.
Understand the basic scientific processes of the soil-plant-air-continuum (SPAC) and irrigation system used to supplement water
Identify the major irrigation design principles in conserving water in landscape irrigation
Become aware of alternative water sources for irrigation to offset the need for potable water
This panel session will demonstrate the role of landscape architecture in adaptively and equitably building resilience to flooding hazards to increase health, safety, and welfare for all. Panelists will discuss innovative strategies and techniques that address known and anticipated future issues across a range of social, environmental, and economic factors.
Learn design approaches to climate adaptation and hazard mitigation, most specifically flooding.
Understand the needs, issues, and opportunities associated with communities affected by recurrent flooding.
Gain insight into best practices that reduce loss of life and property due to flooding.
Examine policy and economic pathways to implement contextually appropriate design strategies.
Professionals working on waterfront projects face unprecedented changing conditions and are charged with addressing uncertainty and widespread habitat loss through adaptive solutions. This session, presented using stimulating graphics and data, examines varied projects testing innovative solutions for adaptation, habitat creation, and resilience as a new model for coastal development.
Understand the efficacy, impacts, and benefits of living shorelines and supernatural shorelines.
Explore the trends of living shoreline projects throughout the United States, and how living shorelines can enable coastal adaptation and shoreline resilience.
Gain insight into the regulatory frameworks and funding mechanisms for living shoreline implementation.
Learn about new, innovative models for resilient urban coastal development and adaptation.
The SITES v2 Rating System - a performance-based process encourages projects to conserve water, maximize the use of precipitation, and protect water quality, with the goal always being to restore natural systems. Examine and integrate future hydrologic outcomes such as sea-level rise and create resilient designs that satisfy SITES credits.
Identify the prerequisites and credits in Section 3: Site Design–Water and review documentation examples.
Describe the technical requirements and calculations as well as specialist team members that may be required for fulfillment of SITES v2 water prerequisites and credits.
Examine projects that demonstrate sustainable practices in water design and integrate climate issues such as prolonged droughts and sea-level rise.
Learn how to integrate design choices for water and other site attributes to improve performance outcomes and plan for resiliency in the face of future climate events.
Volatile weather patterns coupled with the specter of sea-level rise present new challenges for public policy-makers, landscape architects and planners. This session reviews planning and design proposals made immediately after Hurricane Sandy in 2012 (published in Waterproofing New York) and discusses new ideas, technologies, and opportunities that have emerged since.
Examine current green infrastructure policy and tactics for flood mitigation such as urban plantings and coastal flood management structures.
Learn how emerging urban data collection tools and public policy, such as zoning and new planning guidelines pertaining to flood mitigation, are influencing design and planning approaches.
Understand diverse vantage points on management of climate impacts and concerns that go beyond flooding, such as degradation of circulation infrastructure, waste management, and loss of cultural and recreational landscapes.
Gain insight into the forces—communities, government agencies, and private entities—that designers must negotiate to take the lead on urban planning and design projects for future cities and suburbs.
With the proliferation of urban development in coastal cities, landscape architects have an opportunity to design urban infrastructure in a way that can simultaneously bolster aquatic habitat and create great public space. This session compares three case studies: Chicago Riverwalk, Elliott Bay Seawall, and Rebuild by Design: Living Breakwaters.
Discuss the relationship between open space design and essential aquatic habitat.
Examine the responsibility landscape architects have in supporting marine environments in coastal and shoreline development/redevelopment.
Compare alternative or innovative design methods to enhance or restore aquatic habitat and fish vitality in urban waterways.
Understand the importance of collaboration between the designer, ecologist, and engineer to create urban aquatic habitat.
California landscape architects are becoming experts in designing for drought conditions. As climate change increases the odds of drought in many regions of the United States and the world, lessons from California can be applied nationwide. This session presents state-of-the-art approaches from regulatory, scientific, and design perspectives.
Understand what regulatory tools are available to advance water conservation in landscape design. Understand the limits of regulation, the process of developing regulation, stakeholder input, and compromises.
Understand potential horticultural responses to limiting water use, including anticipating salinity from reclaimed water, anticipating a new climate regime, designing soils for water conservation, and establishing a nonirrigated landscape.
Understand the potential to integrate systems for water conservation, including graywater and blackwater from MEP systems and advanced irrigation technologies.
Learn lessons related to design and client expectations: the potential pitfalls of low-water and nonirrigated landscapes, the aesthetic implications, and maintenance considerations.
Addressing demands for environmental justice usually requires "greening" of our cities. Desert cities face the contradiction of providing green infrastructure without increasing water consumption. This requires innovation and reconsideration of how we define, collect, clean, and store water, and where and how it is used.
Define the issues relating to park poverty and providing green infrastructure in developed cities in dry climates, including policy challenges, funding, and design innovation.
Identify a range of solutions to addressing park poverty and providing green space amenities in dry climates, and be able to articulate both their strengths and weaknesses.
Understand the potential of linear urban corridors such as roads, channelized streams, utility corridors, transportation corridors, and excess road widths and stormwater management for the creation/design of green infrastructure.
Understand the principles behind a “One Water” approach to solving drought issues with alternative water sources, including use of dry weather flows, stormwater, recycled water, graywater, and blackwater.