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

American Society of Landscape Architects


Monday, November 9, 2015
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CST

CM | 1.50

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There are many types of post-development landscapes that present exciting opportunities to reintroduce a high level of ecological integrity and authenticity in unique urban and natural contexts. Two ecological design firms describe their approaches to consulting science to engender successful reclamation/restoration projects that bring incredible diversity to unlikely landscapes. Learning Objectives - Participants will gain a better understanding of the scientific ecological design process and useful skills inherent to thorough assessment and evidence-based design. - Participants will gain a sense of the possibilities for bringing a high level of biodiversity and ecological integrity even into small sites, urban contexts, and formerly developed landscapes. - Participants will learn means for measuring ecological benefits, diversity and progress. - Participants will how to use hydrology, reference ecologies, and ecological performance metrics as drivers of ecological design.