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

American Society of Landscape Architects


Sunday, November 8, 2015
noon - 1:30 p.m. CST

CM | 1.50

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Implementing district-scale ecological infrastructure continues to be a difficult puzzle in American cities where property owners, regulators, and market forces can determine the success or failure of a bold vision. This session will describe examples of phased site development infrastructure solutions in recent projects by Biohabitats, Mithun, and Sasaki. Learning Objectives - Understand the evolution of “Eco-District” planning concepts and innovations in urban ecological infrastructure. - Appreciate the market and regulatory forces that are influencing implementation of ecological infrastructure. - Understand a conceptual framework for phased implementation of district infrastructure. - Examine creative approaches to phased site development through recent project examples.