A Discussion of Sustainability at Different Scales

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How do you apply sustainability in your practice? Do you see a need for change? What does the future of sustainability look like in your city? In the Sustainable Design and Development (SDD) PPN meeting, participants will engage in a discussion about how sustainability, including established rating systems such as SITES and LEED, are applied at different scales and in different contexts. Comparisons of urban vs suburban vs rural, watershed-level vs site scale, and mandatory policies vs voluntary guidelines will be explored. This interactive session will be facilitated by SDD PPN leaders, and participants from varying backgrounds, experience levels, and viewpoints are encouraged to attend in order to have a robust discussion on the current and future applications of sustainability.
Philadelphia, PA
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Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
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1. Summarize different sustainable design and development trends (policies, programs, guidelines, and standards) across the country through discussion with fellow attendees.

2. Identify some challenges associated with applying sustainability and SITES at different scales- from watershed to site design.

3. Discuss ways to apply SITES and LEED to material detailing and specifications.

4. Identify competing priorities that practitioners need to balance when planning for, and applying, sustainability at different scales.
Hunter Beckham, FASLA, Beckham Consulting; April Phillips, FASLA, April Philips Design Works, Inc.; Kristen Reardon, ASLA, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners
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