Landscape architects join forces with global health professionals to tackle poverty, ecosystem degradation, and health inequities in developing countries through participatory landscape interventions. Three case studies of interdisciplinary design/build research projects working with informal “slum” communities in Lima and Iquitos, Peru, and Kathmandu, Nepal, show measured improvements in human and environmental health.
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn how landscape architects are teaming with health and science professionals to address critical health and environmental issues 2. Gain knowledge of current participatory design and impact assessment methodologies and the unique challenges of deep collaborations with informal communities 3. Learn different funding structures of working with underserved communities in developing countries, including paid and service professional, academic credits, and research driven models 4. Receive first-hand insight and analysis of impact from community stakeholder alongside health research outcomes
Jorge Alarcón, Assoc. ASLA; Leann Andrews; Brian Gerich, AIA; Joseph R.. Zunt, n/a; Ben Spencer, ASLA
American Society of Landscape Architects