American Society of Landscape Architects

Washington, DC, United States


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Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:18 a.m. CDT

MON-A09: Critical Work: Innovative Green Infrastructure Regulations Transforming D.C.


work being done in DC, regulatory and built, is state of the art solid program from all panelists balance of detail, flexible solutions, and rule implementation

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:11 a.m. CDT

SUN-A10: The Future of the Suburban Workplace: Learning from the Bay Area


Louise Mozingo's history book on suburban corporate landscapes a good investment in time and understanding of not only how but why modern suburbia

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:07 a.m. CDT

FRI-D09: Lessons from the Green Roof Field: Measuring Success


green roofs offer important sustainability benefits, as well as potential financial rewards

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:03 a.m. CDT

FRI-B04: Regional Green Infrastructure: Design Targets, Policy, and Local Conditions


interesting contrast in east cost (philly) and west coast (sf) approaches to problem solving at very large scale

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 9:35 a.m. CST

FS-006: Chicago by Boat: Industry, Community, and Urban Transformation


The boat tour slows down the fast pace of the city to better view and appreciate the fantastic architecture and urban fabric.

Monday, November 23, 2015, 4:27 p.m. CST

SUN-B04: Transformational Learning: Integrate Ecological Research into Design


These panel discussions are very provocative. Ecology research is difficult to fund and the results of research need to be readily available. The projects and approaches presented were very interesting.

Monday, November 23, 2015, 4:16 p.m. CST

MON-C08: Renewable Energy: Transforming the American Landscape in an Era of Climate Change


This was a very comprehensive overview of a vast assault on Scenic Resources in the U.S.A. The panel was very well coordinated and covered the subject from diverse perspectives. Each speaker was well prepared and slides supported the presentations.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:25 a.m. CST

SUN-A02: Inside the LA Studio with Spurlock Poirier


good presentation of work in the San Diego area

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:23 a.m. CST

SAT-A11: Geodesign: Visualizing Green Infrastructure


need to buy the book

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:16 a.m. CST

FRI-D01: Raw Las Vegas: Stripping Away Fantasy to Expose Authentic Identity


excellent presentation

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:01 a.m. CST

FRI-B03: Designed Ecologies: An Interdisciplinary Discussion


good information

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 6:59 a.m. CST

FRI-A04: 5 Essentials for Riparian + Wetland Restoration Success


very good information on the issues of restoration

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 2:27 p.m. CST

FRI-C01: Resiliency in University Planning: Risks and Opportunities


Excellent workshop

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 2:26 p.m. CST

MON-C03: Blank Slate Landscapes: Regenerative Undoing and Ecological Infill


Of all the sessions I attended at the conference, this was probably the least desirable. Neither presenter was a very good public speaker. What could have been a very engaging session ended up being tedious.

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 12:06 a.m. CST

MON-C02: Hollywood’s Backlot Urbanism: A Landscape Cinematography Pattern Language


Very creative way to discuss key design concepts. Fantastically intellectual discussion based on historical research.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 9:45 p.m. CST

SUN-A03 Rebuild by Design: Landscape Architecture Led Resiliency Initiatives


Not big into this, but has good implications for helping to update city codes throughout the nation.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 9:42 p.m. CST

SAT-B10 Hunter's Point South Park: Industrial Wasteland to New Urban Ecological Paradigm


Great project inspired many quick sketches for this east river site.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 9:39 p.m. CST

SAT-A08 Freehand Visions: Sketching Design Ideas in a Digital World


I finally learned how to sketch on my iPad with this class. Very awesome.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 9:36 p.m. CST

GEN-01 Equitable Space: Landscape Architecture and the Power of Place


Great talk! Robert blended the sociologists viewpoint with the eye of an urban planner in a way that was engaging and inspiring. His statistical research on the disparities due to environmental degradation has led me to believe that the single most important factor in social equity is to create quality open spaces, with parks that have trees. People need to be outside.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 9:27 p.m. CST

FRI-C09 Take Back the Boulevard: Grassroots Complete Street Efforts


Mott Smith advised to search for champions that are credible; to seek seed money; have clear practical goals; involve local business as your advocates and to be flexible. This is quality background information that I believe has helped to inform more of where we are today with complete streets.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 9:19 p.m. CST

FRI-B01 Therapeutic Landscapes: Six Case Studies


Clare Marcus and Naomi Sachs examples of theraputic gardens put emphasis on thing you can do in the within these gardens and spaces within hospital complexes, intentional spaces such as active gardens for rehabilitation and even included multi acre programs for PTSD and other stress related illnesses. Well rounded presentation.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3:56 p.m. CST

MON-D08: Public Space Prototypes: Temporary Parks Transform the City


Great session, wish I could do these. I am going to look at opportunities to make these a reality in my community.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3:49 p.m. CST

MON-C08: Renewable Energy: Transforming the American Landscape in an Era of Climate Change


It is about time that we start to look at the cumulative visual effects of green energy technologies before our vistas and view sheds shrink into myopic fields of solar collectors, wind farms and transmission towers. I also liked the paint colors provided by BLM to assist in helping these structures blend back into the landscape and remove the visual contrast.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3:44 p.m. CST

MON-B03: Completely Green: Developing Green, Complete, and Smart Streets—the ASLA Method


Go ASLA!! First the green roof and now this. With over 3.6 Trillion needed to upgrade our crumbling national infrastructure NOW is the time for Smart, Green and Complete Streets

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3:39 p.m. CST

MON-A07: Helping Communities Activate Vacant Land


Very good update on what some communities are doing beyond the typical community gardens and doing weed/seed remedies. The best part was the codification through an adopt-a-lot ordinance and using the land use lease methodology to provide a framework for working with the city. More cities need to streamline process and eliminate development/review fees for these type of actions that often occur at the grassroots where little money is available to perform these infill interventions. Look up Scattered Sites Guidebook and the Vacant Lot Toolkit Also create vacant lot task forces

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3:28 p.m. CST

SUN-B08: Finding Design: Case Studies in the Creative Process


Great slides, awesome work!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3:24 p.m. CST

SUN-A03: Conservation Agriculture: Quantifying Results and Expanding Territory


I liked the collaboration between LA's, Farmers, Land Owner and Scientists (Conservation Biologists) to create designed productive landscapes with a strong aesthetic specifically as shown in Overlook Farm.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3:17 p.m. CST

SAT-A04: China Futures: A Way Forward Through Great Design


Amazing photos and projects, I am a now a little more wary of doing business with China as that I do not fully understand the Eastern versus Western philosophies. Also, it costs to do work there and few are paid in full. Also thought it was contrary that copying was accepted by eastern culture.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3:14 p.m. CST

FRI-D10: Landscape, Public Space, and Identity: The Present Future Condition


Loved the Simon Schama quote. My take away was how humanity through its cultural habits creates a sort of social effervescence in the spaces between building and does not disconnect from nature but rather embraces it akin to something spiritual as part of our inherent nature.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3:07 p.m. CST

FRI-C08: Safer Streets, Stronger Economies: Measuring Complete-Streets Performance


Performance measures are showing that completing the street creates safer streets with less accidents.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 3:04 p.m. CST

FRI-B04: Regional Green Infrastructure: Design Targets, Policy, and Local Conditions


Included a public visibility requirement and referenced an adopted 2010 Storm Water Management Ordinance which requires projects to achieve performance measures. Also included an urban watershed assessment.

Monday, November 9, 2015, 5:46 p.m. CST

SAT-A05: Measuring Environmental Justice


Very inspiring. I would hope all landscape architects would be aware of EJ issues and address them in their projects.

Monday, November 9, 2015, 5:30 p.m. CST

MON-D01: Smart Water: Transforming the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Water Systems


Nice mix of planning, design, and engineering. Could have been boring but the personalities of the presenters made it lively and engaging.

Monday, November 9, 2015, 2:11 p.m. CST

SUN-A04: Realizing District Ecological Infrastructure: From Vision to Site Implementation in Cities


Nice mix of real-world examples. Helped explain the concept of ecological district restoration.

Monday, November 9, 2015, 11:31 a.m. CST

MON-B08: Public Parks and Private Partners: United They Stand?


All 4 speakers were terrific -I learned a lot in this session.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 10:20 a.m. CST

FRI-A04: 5 Essentials for Riparian + Wetland Restoration Success


Practical and informational.

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