Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS): An Introduction to the Short Format Historical Report

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Start Date
08/31/2017
End Date
08/30/2019
Description
The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) mission is to record historic landscapes in the United States and its territories through measured drawings, written histories, and large-format photography. The National Park Service oversees the daily operation of HALS. The American Society of Landscape Architects provides professional guidance and technical advice through their Historic Preservation Professional Practice Network. The Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress preserves the documentation for posterity and makes it available to the general public.

Examples of HALS baseline and mitigation documentation prepared by professional landscape architectural practitioners will be shared along with examples of landscape architectural university programs using HALS to teach site documentation to students. Anyone may prepare HALS documentation for the open ended collection to promote preservation, and this presentation will explain how to prepare a HALS Short Format History for submission to the annual HALS Challenge competition.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Campus Planning & Design
Historic Preservation
Parks & Recreation
Rural Landscape
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand how to prepare HALS documentation for the open ended collection and promote preservation.
2. See examples of how to incorporate HALS into landscape architectural practice with baseline documentation and mitigation projects.
3. See examples of how to incorporate HALS into a landscape architectural university curriculum for teaching site assessment and documentation to students.
4. Learn how to prepare a HALS Short Format History for submission to the annual HALS Challenge.
Instructors
Christopher M. Stevens, ASLA, Landscape Architect, Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS), National Park Service
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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