Landscape Over Structures: A Means to Capture and Enhance DemocraticSpace

Start Date
10/03/2018
End Date
10/03/2018
Description
The public realm, the great equalizer for people of all ages, incomes, and races,
has today become valuable real estate space. This presentation will discuss how
to capture places for parks, plazas, bikeways, and trails in a creative way. A
whole network of useable space can be gained by utilizing often overlooked,
existing and varied opportunities like above parking structures, extending public
right-aways, and reimagining the possibilities of old and used space. These case
studies will showcase how such spaces democratically bring together a diverse
population and create a thriving public realm- connecting the city to its natural
surroundings.
Location
Washington, DC
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Development Trends
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1. see why the creation of overstructure (parking structures and infrastructure)
landscapes provides an economical way to capture public realm uses and civic
spaces.
2. take away multiple examples for why the quality of the public realm is critical in
the creation of an economically and environmentally healthy sustainable city and
how these new trends can provide greater access to all.
3. leave with ideas of how to create found spaces in dense, mixed-income
neighborhoods and how to transform nooks and crannies into opportunities for
democratic assembly.
4. understand the strategies and tools used to engage the public during planning
and post-planning processes by presenting the transformative nature of these
efforts, their transparency, and the guarantee of work – or finished product -as
they can help to rectify the tension between residents, developers, and civic
leaders.
Instructors
Jeff Lee - Lee & Associates, Inc.President and PrincipalFASLAJLee@leeandassociatesinc.com
Website Registration
Course Codes
POASLA.DesignDC.20181003.12
Provider
Potomac Chapter ASLA


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