FRI-A05: Designing Innovative Habitats: Urban Infrastructure and Aquatic Habitat

Registration Eligibility
ASLA online learning opportunities are open to all. ASLA members may purchase this presentation at a reduced rate.
Start Date
02/10/2018
End Date
02/10/2020
Description
With the proliferation of urban development in coastal cities, landscape architects have an opportunity to design urban infrastructure in a way that can simultaneously bolster aquatic habitat and create great public space. This session compares three case studies: Chicago Riverwalk, Elliott Bay Seawall, and Rebuild by Design: Living Breakwaters.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
Discuss the relationship between open space design and essential aquatic habitat.
Examine the responsibility landscape architects have in supporting marine environments in coastal and shoreline development/redevelopment.
Compare alternative or innovative design methods to enhance or restore aquatic habitat and fish vitality in urban waterways.
Understand the importance of collaboration between the designer, ecologist, and engineer to create urban aquatic habitat.
Instructors
Sara Cohen; Pippa Brashear; Andrew ten Brink; Jennifer Dowdell
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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