SAT-A05: High Performing SITES and the Soils Beneath Them
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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
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
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.
Chris Moyles; Micah Silvey; John Swallow
American Society of Landscape Architects
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