Annual Meeting Education Session Highlights, Part 2

Santa Monica’s Tongva Park, featured in the ASLA Annual Meeting field session Connecting Across the I-10 Divide: Tongva Park and the Colorado Esplanade / image: Alexandra Hay

The 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO begins tomorrow, October 20! 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 second half of these education highlights (see the sessions picked by ASLA’s 10 other PPNs in our previous post):

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

International Practice PPN Meeting
Sunday, October 22, 10:00 – 10:45 am
Griffith Park Stage

International Practice—Education Sessions of Interest

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

SAT-A03 – Finding Design: Case Studies in the Creative Process

SAT-A04 – Aggregating Nature: Expanding Territories of the Public Realm

SUN-B01 – Foregrounding Landscape Architecture: Mitigating the Costs of Global Land Consumption

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

MON-B06 – Special Needs and Universal Design: How Special Needs Play Designs Need To Be

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


Landscape—Land Use Planning PPN Meeting
Sunday, October 22, 9:15 – 10:00 am
PPN Lounge

Land Use Planning—Education Sessions of Interest

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

FRI-C01 – The Importance of the Design Professional in Policy Making and Regulating Natural Resources

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

FRI-C10 – Rise Up! Taking Action to Prepare for Sea-level Rise

FRI-D07 – Brave New World—How Autonomous Vehicles Will Shape Our Built Environment

SAT-A09 – Complete Streets 2.0: Mobility, Health and Resiliency

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

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

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


Parks & Recreation PPN Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 12:45 – 1:30 pm
PPN Lounge

Parks & Recreation—Education Sessions of Interest

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

FS-013 – Connecting Across the I-10 Divide: Tongva Park and the Colorado Esplanade

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-A04 – Aggregating Nature: Expanding Territories of the Public Realm

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

SUN-A06 – Parks in Changing Communities

SUN-A09 – Homelessness and American Parks and Public Spaces

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

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

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

MON-D07 – Park Wins! Redesigning a Legacy: Centennial Olympic Park v2.0


Planting Design PPN Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 12:45 – 1:30 pm
Grand Park Meeting Room

Planting Design—Education Sessions of Interest

FS-012 – Back to the Future: Seeking Sustainable Ideas at the Huntington Botanical Gardens

FRI-A07 – Water in the West: Embracing the Conservation Landscape

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

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

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

SAT-B08 – You Want WHAT? – How Complex Planting Visions Become Reality

SUN-A02 – Critical Soil Management for Landscape Development

SUN-A04 – Beyond Decoration: The Story of Water in Green Roof and Green Wall Design

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

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

MON-C05 – Productive Ecology: Hybrid Approaches for Landscape Design and Conservation


Residential Landscape Architecture PPN Meeting
Sunday, October 22, 12:45 – 1:30 pm
PPN Lounge

Residential Landscape Architecture—Education Sessions of Interest

FRI-A03 – Design | Build | Research: New firm models for performative landscapes

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

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

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

Sustainable Design & Development PPN Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 12:45 – 1:30 pm
Echo Park Meeting Room

Sustainable Design & Development—Education Sessions of Interest

WS-003 SITES v2 and the SITES AP: Your Tools for Success (Earn SITES-specific CE Hours)

FS-009 – Urban Green Infrastructure: Collaboration Creates Sustainable Solutions

SAT-A05 – High Performing SITES and the Soils Beneath Them (Earn SITES-specific CE Hours)

SUN-B03 – SITES: Water Cycle Management and Resiliency in the Face of Climate Change (Earn SITES-specific CE Hours)

MON-B01 – SITES: Devise a Truly Sustainable Maintenance Plan That Works for the Long Term (Earn GBCI CE Hours)


Transportation PPN Meeting
Sunday, October 22, 9:15 – 10:00 am
Grand Park Meeting Room

Transportation—Education Sessions of Interest

FS-009 – Urban Green Infrastructure: Collaboration Creates Sustainable Solutions

FS-015 – Secure DTLA

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

FRI-C06 – Catch the Orange Line! Portland’s Innovative Approach to Multimodal Transit Design

FRI-D07 – Brave New World—How Autonomous Vehicles Will Shape Our Built Environment

SAT-A09 – Complete Streets 2.0: Mobility, Health and Resiliency

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

SUN-A07 – Roadway Futures—Three Streets as Public Places for People

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

MON-A05 – Addressing Inland Flooding and Drought Through Urban Design with Traffic Calming Synergies

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


Urban Design PPN Meeting
Sunday, October 22, 1:30 – 2:15 pm
Griffith Park Stage

Urban Design—Education Sessions of Interest

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

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

FRI-D10 – LA LA LAND(scape): Reflections of the Urban Landscape

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

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

MON-B09 – The Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail: A Triple Bottom Line Success

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

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


Water Conservation PPN Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 9:15 – 10:00 am
PPN Lounge

Water Conservation—Education Sessions of Interest

FRI-A07 – Water in the West: Embracing the Conservation Landscape

FRI-B08 – Lessons from the Front Lines of Drought and Climate Change: Radical Water Conservation

FRI-C01 – The Importance of the Design Professional in Policy Making and Regulating Natural Resources

FRI-D05 – Investing Water during a Drought: Sustainable Green Infrastructure for Dry Climates

SAT-A07 – Designing with Water for a New Normal in the West & Southwest

MON-A05 – Addressing Inland Flooding and Drought Through Urban Design with Traffic Calming Synergies

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

Women in Landscape Architecture PPN Meeting
Sunday, October 22, 9:15 – 10:00 am
Echo Park Meeting Room

Women in Landscape Architecture—Education Sessions of Interest

GS-001 A Glimpse into the Future of Design

GS-002 Catching the Sun The Clean Energy Future

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

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

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

SAT-A11 – Landscape Architecture and Working Families: A Plan For Your Work Life

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

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

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

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

MON A08 – Radical Landscapes: Fundamental Nature Activated Anew

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

The Venice Canal Historic District in Los Angeles / image: Alexandra Hay

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.

We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles!

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