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

Registration Eligibility
ASLA Online Learning opportunities are open to all. ASLA members may purchase this presentation at a reduced rate.
Start Date
01/01/2017
End Date
01/01/2019
Description
Examining the art, science, theory, and practicality of the new planting design revolution, this session demonstrates how low-input, high-impact planting design creates beautiful, dynamic, and sustainable urban public landscapes, full of visual delight and biodiversity, using the Plant Community-based approach. This session will be illustrated with case studies from Europe and North America.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
Provide a cross-cultural perspective of the challenges of public realm planting and explore new opportunities for design.
Understand how plants in the wild form resilient, adaptive communities and how this knowledge can inform design.
Examine scientific research about creating and managing rich naturalistic herbaceous plant communities for use in urban greenspace.
Explore a range of high-profile public projects where this research has been successfully implemented, and extract practical principles for designers to create low-input, high-impact public planting.
Instructors
Nigel Dunnett, Thomas Rainer
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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