FRI-B07: Ecocities of the Future...Today: Addressing Economic and Ecological Imperatives
This session will feature two prominent landscape architects with a growing body of experience planning entire cities for ecological resilience AND economic prosperity and in the face of shrinking budgets and a changing climate. Inspirational examples highlight the potential every city has to achieve enhanced livability through truly integrative thinking.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn how leading landscape architects are applying ecological, economic, and social perspectives towards city-scale planning in green infrastructure. 2. Understand how barriers to the widespread use of leading-edge ecological practices can be overcome in urban settings. 3. Learn how comprehensive ecological assessment and planning can help cities to better address community well-being in the face of a rapidly changing climate and other contemporary challenges. 4. See how some of the more sustainable urbanized areas in the world have achieved economic benefits and improved livability through integrated thinking.
David Yocca, FASLA; Herbert Dreiseitl, FASLA; Jennifer Dowdell, ASLA; ;
American Society of Landscape Architects
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