SUN-A06: Toward a Cosmopolitan Flora: Creating and Managing Planting Systems for Better Cities
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.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
"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
Jack Ahern, FASLA; David Seiter, ASLA; Claudia West, International ASLA; ;
American Society of Landscape Architects
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