Subsurface to Surface: Fracking Needs Landscape Architect Attention

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Start Date
03/02/2017
End Date
03/01/2019
Description
There is an emergent landscape being created by petroleum extraction. This is becoming a national landscape issues, yet few landscape architects are involved in policy discussions associated with these mining practices. This session looks at how landscape architects can participate in planning, mitigation, and policy for the current fracking boom.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Energy Conservation / Renewable Energy
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1) Learn the basics of the technologies that are driving the current boom in U.S. oil and gas production. 2) Examine how these technological changes impact land-use patterns, landscapes, and communities. 3) Understand policy approaches to lessening the impacts of fracking and legal limits on what regulators can demand. 4) Look at ways that landscape architects can and should be required by law to oversee mitigation of the adverse effects of these extraction techniques.
Instructors
Kim Sorvig, Darla Callaway, Brian Orland, Gail Schwartz
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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