MON-D03: Legacy Cities: Applying Landscape Metrics to Guide Rightsizing Decisions

American Society of Landscape Architects


Monday, November 9, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, November 9, 2015, 6 p.m. CST

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America’s legacy cities are rightsizing, making reinvestment decisions around their current and projected population’s infrastructure needs. This session will discuss Relocal, a systematic approach to rightsizing using a data-based analytical framework that aids cities in setting priorities and allocating scarce resources using environmental and landscape metrics to make final recommendations. Learning Objectives - Understand the magnitude of “rightsizing cities” in the United States. - Learn how the concept of “rightsizing” is being implemented in these legacy cities. - Examine one approach – Relocal – and how it assists cities to make strategic rightsizing decisions. - Learn how landscape and environmental measures are incorporated into Relocal and influence final recommendations.