“This Park is a Dump (literally); A case study of remediating Sandorf Park.”

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Open to ASLA Members who attend the INASLA Annual Meeting
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This session will tell the story of Sandorf Park, which started out as a foundry dump in the early 1900’s but will become one of Indianapolis’ most progressive and contemporary neighborhood park spaces. Although the site has been a public park space since the 1970’s, the contamination was just recently discovered as part of a comprehensive park renovation. The presenters, which will include the project’s
Landscape Architect and representatives from both Indianapolis DPW and the Indianapolis Parks Foundation will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with remediating compromised urban sites to become safe, healthy, and activated public spaces.

Main Speaker Bio:
Ryan P. Cambridge, PLA is a practicing Professional Landscape Architect – and self-professed “parks geek” – who serves as the Planning Practice Leader at Browning Day; a multi-disciplinary planning and design firm in Indianapolis (www.bdmd.com). Over the last decade, Ryan has helped lead the development of more than 15 parks-specific systems planning efforts for municipal and county governments across the United States, which together represent nearly $1B in future “public realm” investment. Ryan has also been privileged to help facilitate the implementation of dozens of individual parks and public spaces with a combined construction cost of more than $250M, and has facilitated more than 100 public meetings and/or workshops. As part of these efforts, Ryan has been afforded the privilege of working with distinguished management and research partners such as the Trust for Public Land, The Project for Public Spaces, and The National Park Service. Ryan is also a passionate advocate for parks, donating time and effort to serve on the IPRA Board of Directors, the Advisory Council for IN-ULI, and the Advocacy Committee of the Indianapolis Parks Foundation.

Also participating:
Jenny Burrough
Vice President
Indianapolis Parks Foundation

Don Colvin
Deputy Director
Indianapolis Department of Parks and Recreation
Indianapolis, IN
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Remediation / Brownfields
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
1. Participants will be able to recall the basic IDEM regulatory process for remediating contaminated greenspaces.
2. Participants will be able to list multiple, design interventions to mitigate and/or remediate public greenspaces with contaminated soil.
3. Participants will be able to give examples of site analysis resources and/or processes related to the preliminary identification of brownfields in Indiana.
Ryan P. Cambridge, PLA; Jenny Burrough; Don Colvin
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Indiana Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects

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