SUN-B11: Landscape Architecture and Design Post-Sandy: New Paradigms of Resilience

American Society of Landscape Architects


Sunday, November 8, 2015
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. CST

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How are disaster recovery and resiliency planning influencing landscape architecture and design? New York City community planning cases highlight critical functions landscape architects and designers serve in generating multiple community benefits while reducing climate risk. Processes of innovation, iterative design, and community engagement provide lessons for broader resiliency design applications. Learning Objectives - Learn the definitions and fundamental principles related to landscape design and planning interventions for disaster recovery and resiliency. - Explore resilient design interventions’ benefits, drawbacks, and open questions; techniques for generating resilient landscape design plans; and strategies for combining community programs, facilities, and other benefits with climate risk reduction projects. - Understand the importance of strategic stakeholder partnerships and outreach channels, including effective methods of community engagement and lessons learned from discussions with residents, local government entities, and affected businesses. - Understand how resiliency projects designed for the New York metropolitan region can translate to other regions around the country; the integral role of designers and landscape architects in these efforts.