MON-A03:Repositioning Industrial Land: Washington, D.C., and Other Cities

American Society of Landscape Architects


Monday, November 9, 2015
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CST

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With the “maker” revolution and local food economy sweeping cities across the country, policymakers are seeking to reposition urban industrial lands into hubs of entrepreneurship, innovation, and manufacturing. What are the implications for landscape architects/planners? We will explore how Washington, D.C., and other cities are retooling to leverage this trend. Learning Objectives - Understand the benefits of retaining and preserving industrial areas in urban cores. - Gain insight into how cities are responding to new local production trends and the creative economy. - Learn how landscape architects can play a critical role in transforming industrial areas. - Understand national trends that are driving small–scale manufacturing back to cities.