SAT-A05: High Performing SITES and the Soils Beneath Them

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Start Date
02/10/2018
End Date
02/10/2020
Description
Soil is the living skin of our planet. As we’ve shaped it to our needs, we’ve often forgotten how essential it is for our survival. This session will review the complexity of soil ecosystems and frame the importance of soil in green infrastructure, urban landscapes, and the SITES Rating System
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
Describe the fundamental importance of soil in site design.
Understand the importance of structural soils in ensuring better living conditions and therefore in advancing the development of successful urban landscapes and streetscapes.
Discuss the soil testing requirements outlined in the SITES v2 Rating System.
Describe the beneficial relationship between soil, vegetation and hydrology for promoting resilience.
Instructors
Chris Moyles; Micah Silvey; John Swallow
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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