ASLA 2021 Conference Education Session Highlights, Part 2

Blevins Japanese Garden / image: courtesy of Cheekwood

The 2021 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture begins this Friday in Nashville! In addition to the events planned for the EXPO’s Practice Basecamp, each Professional Practice Network (PPN) leadership team also reviews the conference education program to highlight sessions relevant to their practice areas. With more than 100 sessions offering professional development hours (PDH), it is an extensive program to explore, and you can do so through the conference website and mobile app by track, speaker, and PDH type offered (LA CES/HSW, LA CES/non-HSW, FL, NY, AICP, GBCI, ISA, and more).

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—Education Sessions of Interest

FRI-A01 – Community Voices, Community Landscapes: Shaping Design Processes Abroad and at Home

SAT-A09 – Africa 3.0!

SAT-B01 – Inside the LA Studio with James Corner Field Operations

SAT-B04 – Decolonization Pollinators: Reclaiming and Hybridizing a Latin American Landscape Architecture

SUN-A02 – The Cultural Crossing: Exploring the Complexities of a Significant Cultural Landscape

SUN-A03 – SPREADING THE GOSPEL: International Landscape Architects Returning Home to Practice

SUN-A09 – Promoting Climate Leadership by Exploring Alternative Models of Collaboration

SUN-B05 – Shaping a Latin American Landscape Architectural Profession and Education

SUN-B08 – Using Design, Engineering, Education & Science to Support UN Sustainable Development Goals

image: EPNAC

Landscape—Land Use Planning Education Sessions of Interest

SAT-A05 – In the Middle, on the Edge: Collective Visions for Contested Waterfront Communities

SAT-A07 – Raising the Bar on Creative Placemaking; A Vibrant Transformation in Virginia Beach

SAT-A10 – Mapping Equity: Illustrations of a Just Future

SAT-B07 – How Landscape Infrastructure Is Re-shaping Manhattan’s Urban Coastline

SAT-B08 – What Makes an Exceptional Urban Multi-use Trail? Stories from the Atlanta Beltline

SAT-C05 – Every Place Counts Design Challenge Nashville

SAT-C06 – Designing the Green New Deal Initiative: Demystifying Design and Policy

SAT-C07 – The Disappearing Rural Landscape – Mitigating Climate Change and Rapid Urbanization

SUN-B06 – Equity Through City-wide Heat and Urban Forest Management Planning

SUN-C07 – The Mississippi as a Living River: Vision, Process, Policy, Projects

MON-A04 – Embrace the Lake: Partnering for Equity and a Resilient Future in Cleveland

MON-B05 – Tennessee Riverline: Vision and Action Powered by Partnerships

Nashville’s Centennial Park

Parks & Recreation PPN Campfire Session
Saturday, November 20, 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Practice Basecamp Campfire

Parks & Recreation—Education Sessions of Interest

FS-001 – Metro Parks Cultural Landscapes: Past, Present and Future

FS-004 – Reclaiming the Riverfront: Climbing, Concerts, Kayaks, and More

FRI-B06 – Addressing Resiliency in Denver with Equity and Inclusion at the Forefront

SAT-A05 – In the Middle, on the Edge: Collective Visions for Contested Waterfront Communities

SAT-A10 – Mapping Equity: Illustrations of a Just Future

SAT-B06 – Invisible Infrastructures: A Park Atop a Highway at the Presidio Tunnel Tops

SAT-B08 – What Makes an Exceptional Urban Multi-use Trail? Stories from the Atlanta Beltline

SUN-DD1 – Becoming a J.E.D.I. Master: Toward Inclusive River Spaces and Outdoor Recreation

SUN-C01 – When Revenue’s Not Right: Other Models for Sustaining Large Parks

SUN-C03 – Debunking “Green Gentrification”: How Public Space Investment Delivers Environmental Equity and Justice

SUN-C05 – FIELDS OF DREAMS: How the Pandemic Accelerated Inclusive 21st-century Sports Districts

SUN-C06 – Public Space and Maintenance – On the Vocation of Care

MON-A03 – Designing Youth-inclusive Public Spaces: Why We Should Involve Youth

MON-A04 – Embrace the Lake: Partnering for Equity and a Resilient Future in Cleveland

MON-B04 – Everybody Plays: A Best Practice Guide to Multigenerational Park Design

MON-B05 – Tennessee Riverline: Vision and Action Powered by Partnerships

image: Aerial Innovations Southeast, Inc.

Planting Design / Transportation PPNs Campfire Session
Sunday, November 21, 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Practice Basecamp Campfire

Planting Design—Education Sessions of Interest

FS-006 – Southall: a Farm, Inn and Spa Rooted in Sustainability, Abundance and Luxury

FRI-A02 – Superbloom: Taking Inspiration from the Desert Landscapes of Palm Springs

FRI-B03 – 175 Years: Soil Trends & Maintenance at the Smithsonian Gardens

FRI-B07 – Design with Carbon: Reconsidering Landscapes, from Planning to Soils

SAT-C02 – Building Great Ideas – Art, Science and Reality in Design Through Construction

SUN-B06 – Equity Through City-wide Heat and Urban Forest Management Planning

SUN-C06 – Public Space and Maintenance – On the Vocation of Care

MON-A07 – How Technology Is Revolutionizing Food Producing Landscapes

image: EPNAC

Residential Landscape Architecture / Design-Build PPNs Campfire Session
Sunday, November 21, 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Practice Basecamp Campfire

Residential Landscape Architecture—Education Sessions of Interest

FRI-A03 – Home School: Residential Design as Academy and Laboratory in Practice

FRI-B04 – Streamlined Solutions: For Entrepreneurs, Sole Practitioners, and Small Residential Firms

SAT-C02 – Building Great Ideas – Art, Science and Reality in Design through Construction

SUN-A04 – Waterfront and Wetlands in Residential Design; Balancing Ecology and Aesthetics

SUN-A06 – HSW of Landscape Laborers: Ethics, Laws, and Logistics

SUN-B04 – Quality Control Matters Matter: Improving the Accuracy and Efficiency of Construction Documents

ASLA 2021 Professional Honor Award in General Design. Orange Mall Green Infrastructure, Tempe, AZ. COLWELL SHELOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE / image: Arizona State University

Continue the Conversation with the Sustainable Design & Development PPN
Saturday, November 20, 3:15 – 3:45 pm
Practice Basecamp Main Stage

Sustainable Design & Development—Education Sessions of Interest

FRI-A06 – Green Schoolyards: Nature That Builds Community, Wellness, and Learning

FRI-B05 – Equity in Nature: Transforming Neglected Urban Land in Baltimore into Bliss Meadows

FRI-B06 – Addressing Resiliency in Denver with Equity and Inclusion at the Forefront

FRI-B07 – Design with Carbon: Reconsidering Landscapes, from Planning to Soils

SAT-A02 – Mitigating the Carbon Footprint of Concrete – SITES-specific CE

SAT-A05 – In the Middle, on the Edge: Collective Visions for Contested Waterfront Communities

SAT-A06 – Prototype to Permanent: Tactical Urbanism’s Growing Influence on Placemaking, Policy, and Infrastructure

SAT-B05 – Collaboration on Nature-based Solutions Is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure

SAT-B06 – Invisible Infrastructures: A Park Atop a Highway at the Presidio Tunnel Tops

SAT-B07 – How Landscape Infrastructure Is Re-shaping Manhattan’s Urban Coastline

SAT-B08 – What Makes an Exceptional Urban Multi-use Trail? Stories from the Atlanta Beltline – SITES-specific CE

SAT-C06 – Designing the Green New Deal Initiative: Demystifying Design and Policy

SAT-C07 – The Disappearing Rural Landscape – Mitigating Climate Change and Rapid Urbanization

SUN-A04 – Waterfront and Wetlands in Residential Design; Balancing Ecology and Aesthetics

SUN-B06 – Equity Through City-wide Heat and Urban Forest Management Planning

SUN-B08 – Using Design, Engineering, Education & Science to Support UN Sustainable Development Goals

SUN-C03 – Debunking “Green Gentrification”: How Public Space Investment Delivers Environmental Equity and Justice

SUN-C08 – Storytelling with Video: A Transformation of Ecology and Community

MON-A04 – Embrace the Lake: Partnering for Equity and a Resilient Future in Cleveland

For a list of sessions offering SITES-specific credit, see the SITES Education page.

image: EPNAC

Transportation / Planting Design PPNs Campfire Session
Sunday, November 21, 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Practice Basecamp Campfire

Transportation—Education Sessions of Interest

FS-010 – Jefferson Street Corridor: Recognizing the History and Influence of Three Esteemed HBCUs

FRI-A05 – BOLDNESS—Reimagining the Brooklyn Bridge Competition’s Process and Progress

SAT-A06 – Prototype to Permanent: Tactical Urbanism’s Growing Influence on Placemaking, Policy, and Infrastructure

SAT-A07 – Raising the Bar on Creative Placemaking; A Vibrant Transformation in Virginia Beach

SAT-B06 – Invisible Infrastructures: A Park Atop a Highway at the Presidio Tunnel Tops

SAT-B07 – How Landscape Infrastructure Is Re-shaping Manhattan’s Urban Coastline

SAT-B08 – What Makes an Exceptional Urban Multi-use Trail? Stories from the Atlanta Beltline

SAT-C01 – The Art of Teaming: Lessons for Assembling a 21st Century Design Team

SAT-C05 – Every Place Counts Design Challenge Nashville

SUN-C04 – Streetscapes for Wellness: Navigating the Post-pandemic Public Realm

MON-B05 – Tennessee Riverline: Vision and Action Powered by Partnerships

MON-B06 – Nimble Innovation – Transforming the Public Realm Through Possibility Government

ASLA 2021 Professional Award of Excellence in Urban Design. Repairing the Rift: Ricardo Lara Linear Park, Lynwood, CA. SWA Group / image: SWA Group/Jonnu Singleton

Urban Design—Education Sessions of Interest

FS-005 – Envisioning Inclusive Communities for Public Housing: the History, Struggles, and Future

FRI-A05 – BOLDNESS—Reimagining the Brooklyn Bridge Competition’s Process and Progress

FRI-B05 – Equity in Nature: Transforming Neglected Urban Land in Baltimore into Bliss Meadows

FRI-B06 – Addressing Resiliency in Denver with Equity and Inclusion at the Forefront

SAT-A06 – Prototype to Permanent: Tactical Urbanism’s Growing Influence on Placemaking, Policy, and Infrastructure

SAT-A07 – Raising the Bar on Creative Placemaking; A Vibrant Transformation in Virginia Beach

SAT-A10 – Mapping Equity: Illustrations of a Just Future

SAT-B01 – Inside the LA Studio with James Corner Field Operations

SAT-B05 – Collaboration on Nature-based Solutions Is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure

SAT-B06 – Invisible Infrastructures: A Park Atop a Highway at the Presidio Tunnel Tops

SAT-B07 – How Landscape Infrastructure Is Re-shaping Manhattan’s Urban Coastline

SAT-B08 – What Makes an Exceptional Urban Multi-use Trail? Stories from the Atlanta Beltline

SAT-C04 – The Lives and Afterlives of Urban Landscapes: Three Personal and Disciplinary Perspectives

SAT-C05 – Every Place Counts Design Challenge Nashville

SUN-B06 – Equity Through City-wide Heat and Urban Forest Management Planning

SUN-B07 – Recalibrating the Forgotten Tributaries and Neighborhoods of the Upper Los Angeles River

SUN-C03 – Debunking “Green Gentrification”: How Public Space Investment Delivers Environmental Equity and Justice

SUN-C04 – Streetscapes for Wellness: Navigating the Post-pandemic Public Realm

SUN-C05 – FIELDS OF DREAMS: How the Pandemic Accelerated Inclusive 21st-century Sports Districts

MON-A04 – Embrace the Lake: Partnering for Equity and a Resilient Future in Cleveland

MON-B05 – Tennessee Riverline: Vision and Action Powered by Partnerships

MON-B06 – Nimble Innovation – Transforming the Public Realm Through Possibility Government

The Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden at Cheekwood / image: courtesy of HDLA

Water Conservation PPN Campfire Session
Sunday, November 21, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Practice Basecamp Theater

Water Conservation—Education Sessions of Interest

FRI-A06 – Green Schoolyards: Nature That Builds Community, Wellness, and Learning

FRI-B03 – 175 Years: Soil Trends & Maintenance at the Smithsonian Gardens

FRI-B06 – Addressing Resiliency in Denver with Equity and Inclusion at the Forefront

SAT-A05 – In the Middle, on the Edge: Collective Visions for Contested Waterfront Communities

SAT-A06 – Prototype to Permanent: Tactical Urbanism’s Growing Influence on Placemaking, Policy, and Infrastructure

SAT-B05 – Collaboration on Nature-based Solutions Is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure

SAT-C07 – The Disappearing Rural Landscape – Mitigating Climate Change and Rapid Urbanization

SUN-A04 – Waterfront and Wetlands in Residential Design; Balancing Ecology and Aesthetics

SUN-B07 – Recalibrating the Forgotten Tributaries and Neighborhoods of the Upper Los Angeles River

SUN-B08 – Using Design, Engineering, Education & Science to Support UN Sustainable Development Goals

SUN-C07 – The Mississippi as a Living River: Vision, Process, Policy, Projects

ASLA 2021 Professional Honor Award in Communications. WxLA – Champions for Equality in Landscape Architecture / image: Jeri Hetrick

Women in Landscape Architecture PPN Campfire Session
Saturday, November 20, 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Practice Basecamp Campfire

Women in Landscape Architecture—Education Sessions of Interest

FS-008 – Access Auditing: An Immersive and Inclusive Introduction to Testing Site Accessibility

FRI-DD1 – Designing the Bigger Time: Tools for Creating a Gender Just Practice

FRI-A01 – Community Voices, Community Landscapes: Shaping Design Processes Abroad and at Home

FRI-B02 – Storytelling Through Design: Honoring Diverse Voices

FRI-B04 – Streamlined Solutions: For Entrepreneurs, Sole Practitioners, and Small Residential Firms

SAT-A01 – Critical Curiosity: Design Processes That Challenge Norms

SAT-A04 – Using Social Media to Attract Ideal Clients

SAT-DD1 – Transforming Boston Harbor: Resilience and Equity from Vision to Implementation

SAT-C01 – The Art of Teaming: Lessons for Assembling a 21st Century Design Team

SUN-A05 – Design with Disabled People Now: Including Disabled People in the Design Process

SUN-A07 – Latinas in Leadership

SUN-B01 – Inside the LA Studio with Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architect

SUN-B02 – Rooted in Process: Landscape Architecture as a Collective Social Practice

SUN-B06 – Equity Through City-wide Heat and Urban Forest Management Planning

SUN-B07 – Recalibrating the Forgotten Tributaries and Neighborhoods of the Upper Los Angeles River

SUN-C02 – Business and Culture: Breaking Norms in Diversity Equity and Inclusion

MON-A06 – Opportunities for Career Paths in the Post-pandemic Era

MON-B06 – Nimble Innovation – Transforming the Public Realm Through Possibility Government

ASLA 2021 Professional Award of Excellence in Research. The Visualizing Equity in Landscape Architecture Project. Samantha Solano, ASLA, and TJ Marston / image: @ 2021 Samantha Solano, TJ Marston | The VELA Project | http://www.velaproject.org

If you can’t make it to Nashville this year, a number of education sessions will be recorded and shared as Online Learning webinars so you can still learn about the latest in landscape architecture and earn PDH on demand.

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