This session will provide participants with a brief history of US Environmental policy and regulations, as well as an overview of the changing goals and definitions of "Landscape Sustainability" since 1970. We will discuss Performance-Based Environmental Program goals and outcomes, regional and national programs, initiatives and case studies in order to draw some conclusions about environmental policy and regulation in relation to future innovations in the field of design and landscape architecture.
Sustainable Development & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
1.Participants will consider the history of US Environmental policy and regulations in relation to goals and definitions of "Landscape Sustainability".
2.Participants will consider the history of US Environmental policy and regulations in relation to the goals of specific presidential administrations, scientific discoveries, ecological and economic priorities.
3.Participants will explore key environmental policies and programs in relation to their goals and outcomes.
Erica Hansen, BFA, MA, PhD candidate Social and Ecology Engaged Practice