SUN-A06: Toward a Cosmopolitan Flora: Creating and Managing Planting Systems for Better Cities

Start Date
10/21/2018
End Date
10/21/2018
Description
Imagine a city where unused spaces are filled with colorful wild plants that don’t require horticultural attention. This session will give you the understanding and tools to build novel urban planting systems for the future. We will open the door to an inspiring vision for creating and managing urban green.
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
"1. • Understand why wild urban plant communities can be more resilient than many designed plantings
2. Learn how to use core characteristics of wild urban plant communities to improve urban landscape performance 3. • Learn how to manage wild urban plant communities to enhance their aesthetic appearance and build public acceptance.
4. • Envision the city of the future where wild plants are part of the urban fabric
Instructors
Jack Ahern, FASLA; David Seiter, ASLA; Claudia West, International ASLA; ;
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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