Annual Meeting Education Session Highlights, Part 1

The view of Los Angeles’ City Hall from Grand Park / image: S. Greg Panosian

The 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO begins this Friday! In addition to the events planned for PPN Live, each Professional Practice Network (PPN) Leadership Team also reviews the Annual Meeting education program to highlight sessions relevant to their practice areas. With over 130 courses, allowing attendees to earn up to 21 Professional Development Hours (PDH), it is an extensive program to explore, and you can do so through the Annual Meeting website and mobile app by title, speaker, topic area, and PDH type (LA CES/HSW, LA CES/non-HSW, AIA, AICP, CMAA, FL, GBCI CE, GBCI SITES, ISA, NY, etc.).

Below, we run through the first half of these education highlights (stay tuned for sessions picked by ASLA’s 10 other PPNs this Thursday):

See below for the education sessions in each PPN topic area, or click the PPN name above to jump to that section.

Campus Planning & Design PPN Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 10:00 – 10:45 am
Griffith Park Stage

Campus Planning & Design—Education Sessions of Interest

FRI-A01 – Climate Change and the Quad: Resiliency as Catalysts to Building Campus Landscapes

FRI-D08 – From Incremental to Immediate: Three Successful Models of Campus Transformation

MON-D06 – Beyond Management: Stormwater as an Asset on the Urban Campus


Children’s Outdoor Environments PPN Meeting (with the Healthcare & Therapeutic Design PPN)
Saturday, October 21, 1:30 – 2:15 pm
Griffith Park Stage

Children’s Outdoor Environments—Education Sessions of Interest

FRI-B06 – Aren’t We All Children? Considering Play in the Public Landscape

FRI-C05 – Evidence-based Design: Impact of Sensory Play Environments for Children with Developmental Disabilities

SAT-A08 – All Ages, All Abilities, All the Time: Designing Socially Sustainable Parks


Design-Build PPN Meeting
Sunday, October 22, 12:45 – 1:30 pm
PPN Lounge

Design-Build—Education Sessions of Interest

FRI-A03 – Design | Build | Research: New Firm Models for Performative Landscapes

FRI-D03 – Plants as Design Material: Form, Function, and Collaborative Process Across Multiple Regions

SUN-A02 – Critical Soil Management for Landscape Development

MON-B05 – Resilient Planting Palettes: Regional Ecology as a Methodology for Determining Plant Selections

MON-D03 – Transportation Design-Build: A New Paradigm for Landscape Architecture?

MON-D09 – Residential Design: Blending Aesthetics, Personality, and Place


Digital Technology PPN Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 9:15 – 10:00 am
PPN Lounge

Digital Technology—Education Sessions of Interest

FRI-A09 – BIM Insights: Transitioning to BIM and Improving Design Efficiency

FRI-B07 – Virtual and Augmented Reality: A Glimpse into Tomorrow

SAT-B06 – Life Size: Innovative Prototyping

MON-A07 – Demystifying Technology: How Landscape Architects and Clients Are Making Smarter Parks


Ecology & Restoration PPN Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 9:15 – 10:00 am
Grand Park Meeting Room

Ecology & Restoration—Education Sessions of Interest

FRI-A05 – Designing Innovative Habitats: Urban Infrastructure and Aquatic Habitat

FRI-C02 – Bee There or Be Square: Promoting Pollinator Habitats in Landscape Architecture

SAT-A05 – High Performing SITES and the Soils Beneath Them

SAT-B05 – The Landscape Advocate: Waterfronts of Opportunity, Restoration, and Inspiration

SUN-A02 – Critical Soil Management for Landscape Development

SUN-A05 – Supernatural Shorelines: Innovative Models for Coastal Development, Adaptation, and Habitat Creation

SUN-B07 – The Beauty of Drought: Ecology and Aesthetics of Planting in Water-Constrained Landscapes

MON-A01 – Ecology, Design and Community at California’s Salton Sea

MON-B05 – Resilient Planting Palettes: Regional Ecology as a Methodology for Determining Plant Selections

A 2016 Annual Meeting education session / image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)


Education & Practice PPN Meeting
Sunday, October 22, 12:45 – 1:30 pm
Grand Park Meeting Room

Education & Practice—Education Sessions of Interest

FRI-A08 – Endless Questions: The Heart of Research

FRI-B04 – Making Research Relevant and Applicable: Three Models for Defining Research in Practice

FRI-B07 – Virtual and Augmented Reality: A Glimpse into Tomorrow

FRI-B10 – In Pursuit of Big Ideas: Time-out for Research, Innovation, and Thought Leadership

FRI-C07 – Four Under 40: Emerging Leaders in Landscape Architecture

FRI-D08 – From Incremental to Immediate: Three Successful Models of Campus Transformation

SAT-B04 – The Academy’s Disciplinary Contribution | Research, Cases, and Connections

SAT-B07 – Growing the Profession by Diversifying the Student Body

SUN-A10 – Office Culture and Transparency Revisited: Growth and Change in Empowered Practices

SUN-B11 – The Secret Sauce: Cultivating Design Identity in Practice

MON-A07 – Demystifying Technology: How Landscape Architects and Clients are Making Smarter Parks

MON-B02 – The Process of Design: Making Meaning and Method. Where Do Ideas Come From?

MON-C03 – Creative Friction: The Multidisciplinary Studio from a Landscape Perspective

MON-C04 – Incubating Innovation in Practice: Models from Architecture, Engineering, and Landscape Architecture

MON-C07 – Alt-Practice Outside the LA Studio: Exploring the Breadth of the Profession

MON-D05 – Landscape Architects as Change Makers: Expanding Career Paths in Nonprofit Sector


Environmental Justice PPN Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 9:15 – 10:00 am
Echo Park Meeting Room

Environmental Justice—Education Sessions of Interest

FS-005 – Los Angeles River: Diverse Voices on the Revitalization of an Urban Waterway

FS-008 – Vibrant and Emerging Open Spaces in L.A.’s Eastside

FRI-A02 – Affordable Housing: Strategy, Policy, and Design Advancements

FRI-B01 – Planning to Planting: Agrihoods and Urban Farming at Every Scale

FRI-B02 – Anaheim, the City of Kindness: One Mayor’s Approach to the Public Realm

FRI-B09 – Design Empathy: Reflecting Other Voice in Your Practice

FRI-C03 – Encompassing the Diverging Views on Design and Justice

FRI-C08 – The L.A. River—a Confluence of Equity, Environment, and Infrastructure

FRI-C09 – The Power of Place: Landscapes of Protest and Optimism

FRI-D04 – Participating in Politics: Leveraging Landscape Architecture Skills to Influence Policy

SAT-A08 – All Ages, All Abilities, All the Time: Designing Socially Sustainable Parks

SAT-A10 – Behind the Headlines: A Roundtable About L.A. River Revitalization Efforts

SAT-B09 – The Equity, and Inequity, of Complete Streets

SUN-A06 – Parks in Changing Communities

SUN-B04 – Healing, Reclamation, and Reweaving: The Future of Equitable Development

SUN-B08 – Marginalized Spaces: Infusing Meaning Through Art and Design

MON-A09 – Opening the Edge: Connecting Public Housing to the Community Through Green Space

MON-B10 – Deconstructing Gentrification: Understanding and Accommodating Change in Urban Communities

MON-C08 – Designing for Demographic Change – Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Cultural Shifts

MON-D01 – Expanding the Field: Designing for Social Change

MON-D02 – Advocacy Through Design


Healthcare & Therapeutic Design PPN Meeting (with the Children’s Outdoor Environments PPN)
Saturday, October 21, 1:30 – 2:15 pm
Griffith Park Stage

Healthcare & Therapeutic Design—Education Sessions of Interest

FRI-C05 – Evidence-based Design: Impact of Sensory Play Environments for Children with Developmental Disabilities

FRI-D02 – Meeting Patient Needs in the Design of Healing Gardens and Therapeutic Spaces

SAT-A08 – All Ages, All Abilities, All the Time: Designing Socially Sustainable Parks

SUN-B02 – Transformation in the Landscape: A Healing Pathway for People and Places

SUN-B09 – From Policy to Practice: Strategies for Bringing Health into Design

MON-A10 – Healing With Design

MON-B08 – A Call to Action for Healthy Communities: Allied Organizations Collaborate

A 2016 Annual Meeting education session / image: Event Photography of North America Corporation (EPNAC)


Historic Preservation PPN Meeting
Sunday, October 22, 12:45 – 1:30 pm
Echo Park Meeting Room

Historic Preservation—Education Sessions of Interest

FS-008 – Vibrant and Emerging Open Spaces in L.A.’s Eastside

FRI-A04 – Designing in Morocco: A Blend of Culture, Environment, and Peoples

FRI-A08 – Endless Questions: The Heart of Research

FRI-B05 – At the Intersection of Big D Design and Cultural Landscape Stewardship

FRI-C03 – Encompassing the Diverging Views on Design and Justice

FRI-D08 – From Incremental to Immediate: Three Successful Models of Campus Transformation

SAT-A02 – America: Landscape, Art and Identity

SAT-B02 – The Public Landscape: A Vital Constituent in the Human Quality of Life

MON-A02 – Social Urbanism in Latin America and the Rebirth of the City

MON-A03 – Masters of Modern Landscape Architecture: Three Case Studies

MON-B04 – L.A. Landscape Magic: Deceptive Geography, Cinematic Archaeology & Celluloid Tourism

MON-C01 – Sunnylands: Landscape Shaping Legacy, from Preservation to Resource Management


Housing & Community Design PPN Meeting
Sunday, October 22, 9:15 – 10:00 am
PPN Lounge

Housing & Community—Education Sessions of Interest

FS-008 – Vibrant and Emerging Open Spaces in L.A.’s Eastside

FS-011 – Silicon Beach and the Planned Community of Playa Vista

FRI-A02 – Affordable Housing: Strategy, Policy, and Design Advancements

FRI-A06 – Better Cities: Reclaiming Land for Cars into Space for People!

FRI-A10 – Unsanctioned Ideals: Future Scenarios from Diverse Experiences

FRI-C03 – Encompassing the Diverging Views on Design and Justice

SAT-B05 – The Landscape Advocate: Waterfronts of Opportunity, Restoration, and Inspiration

SAT-B09 – The Equity, and Inequity, of Complete Streets

SUN-A06 – Parks in Changing Communities

SUN-B04 – Healing, Reclamation, and Reweaving: The Future of Equitable Development

SUN-B08 – Marginalized Spaces: Infusing Meaning Through Art and Design

SUN-B09 – From Policy to Practice: Strategies for Bringing Health into Design

MON-A02 – Social Urbanism in Latin America and the Rebirth of the City

MON-A09 – Opening the Edge: Connecting Public Housing to the Community Through Green Space

MON-B08 – A Call to Action for Healthy Communities: Allied Organizations Collaborate

MON-B10 – Deconstructing Gentrification: Understanding and Accommodating Change in Urban Communities

MON-C06 – Prototype to Permanent: Designing Short-term Projects for Long-term Change

MON-D02 – Advocacy Through Design

If you can’t make it to Los Angeles this year, several sessions will be recorded and shared as Online Learning webinars so you can still learn about the latest in landscape architecture and earn some professional development hours.

Keep an eye on The Field as we continue to highlight ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO events through the start of the meeting on October 20. We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles!

Echo Park Lake, located in the heart of Los Angeles / image: Mitch Diamond/Photodisc/Getty Images

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