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Learn how the SITES rating system is providing added value to design, management, and maintenance practices of four certified park projects in diverse eco-regions, from an ultra-urban environment and postindustrial waterfront, to large national parks. Panelists will share lessons that informed critical modifications and improvements to the SITES rating system.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1) Examine lessons learned from the designers of four certified SITES park pilot projects. 2) Identify opportunities for achieving multiple site benefits using an eco-systems services framework in your project. 3) Demonstrate the value of applying national performance benchmarks to ensure that sustainable design, management, and maintenance practices are verified and recognized. 4) Expand the use and applicability of the SITES rating system for a wide variety of projects in diverse eco-regions, in both the public and private sector.
Stephen Benz, Jessia Brown, Michelle Crowley, Lisa Benson
American Society of Landscape Architects