Planting Design Annual Meeting Preview

ASLA 2016 Professional General Design Honor Award - Converging Ecologies as a Gateway to Acadiana by CARBO Landscape Architecture image: Alan Karchmer
ASLA 2016 Professional General Design Honor Award – Converging Ecologies as a Gateway to Acadiana by CARBO Landscape Architecture
image: Alan Karchmer

Planting Design at the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in New Orleans, October 21-24, 2016

Planting Design Professional Practice Network (PPN) Meeting
Saturday, October 22, 12:45-1:30 PM
Jackson Square Meeting Room, PPN Live on the EXPO floor

At the Planting Design PPN meeting Saturday afternoon during the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, we will discuss our PPN’s goals for the upcoming year, meet the members who have been shaping blog posts for The Field and plans for Online Learning webinars, and have an opportunity to sign up and volunteer to join the Planting Design leadership team. The short 45-minute meeting will also give us some time for a discussion about designing for intermingled plant combinations led by David Hopman, landscape architect, associate professor, and chair of the PPN, and Nigel Dunnett, Professor of Planting Design, University of Sheffield, UK. This is intended as a participatory event so bring your toughest concerns and best ideas to share about this important and emerging trend in planting design.

In addition to the Planting Design PPN meeting, there will also be a planting design-focused EXPO tour on Saturday, and the EXPO Reception featuring the PPNs on Sunday, 4:30-6:00 PM.

Planting Design PPN EXPO Tour (1.0 PDH LA CES/non-HSW)
Saturday, October 22, 9:45-10:45 AM
Tours will start from PPN Live on the EXPO floor

The Professional Practice Network (PPN) EXPO Tours at the Annual Meeting highlight new and improved products and how these improvements and services can assist in creating a successful design project. This tour of the EXPO floor will include the exhibitors: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Bold Spring Nursery, The Plantium, and Star Roses and Plants. Sign up online to attend the PPN EXPO Tour!

Below, we highlight sessions with an emphasis on planting design.

Field Sessions

Friday, October 21

FS-005: Uptown Residential Gardens: Planting Design for Today’s Lifestyles

FS-006: New Orleans City Park: Design with Nature, Design with Culture

FS-010: Green Infrastructure in a Gray Infrastructure Town

FS-015: Private New Orleans: Residential Spaces in the Garden District

FS-013 Reinventing the Crescent
FS-013 Reinventing the Crescent

Education Sessions

Friday, October 21

1:30-3:00 PM

FRI-C06: Down and Dirty: Planting’s Hard Truths and Lessons Learned

3:30-5:00 PM

FRI-D02: More than a Trail: Corridors as Catalysts for Community, Ecology, and Culture

FRI-D04: Collaborating for Ecology: An Open Discussion

Saturday, October 22

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

SAT-A03: SITES®: Early Planning for Maintenance and Performance Furthers Sustainability Goals and Marketability

2:30-4:00 PM

SAT-B02: Ecologically Sensitive Lighting Design

SAT-B06: Transforming the Public Realm: A Revolution in Planting Design

SAT-B10: Revealing Regional Expressions through Residential Garden Design

Sunday, October 23

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

SUN-A06: Will the Trees Grow? Research and Experience with Soils Below Pavements

2:30-4:00 PM

SUN-B04: Nature and Cities: The Ecological Imperative

SUN-B06: The Woodland Landscape: Principles and Techniques for Design and Restoration

Monday, October 24

8:00-9:30 AM

MON-A03: Living Wilderness: Reclamation of Ecological Forests in Thailand

MON-A06: Structural Pruning and Tree Support Systems Explained

1:30-3:00 PM

MON-C05: Green Roof Ecosystems: Connecting Research, Design, and Performance

In the ASLA Bookstore

Saturday, October 22

1:30-2:30 PM

The Cultivated Wild: Gardens and Landscapes
Raymond Jungles, FASLA

Phyto: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design
Kate Kennen, ASLA

4:30-5:30 PM

Therapeutic Landscapes: An Evidence-Based Approach to Designing Healing Gardens and Restorative Outdoor Space
Clare Cooper Marcus, Hon. ASLA, and Naomi Sachs, ASLA

Toward an Urban Ecology
Kate Orff, ASLA

David Hopman, ASLA, PLA, is Interim Director of the Program in Landscape Architecture and an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, a research associate at The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), and co-chair of the ASLA Planting Design PPN.

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