All designed landscapes require maintenance, yet this crucial aspect is often neglected. This session considers contemporary cases where maintenance is recognized as integral to the design process and to a landscape’s long-term success. Alternative, practical, and implementable strategies for the maintenance and monitoring of public places will also be presented.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Inspire landscape architects to explore maintenance as an exciting source of design ideas. 2. Consider the challenges and benefits of integrating monitoring and maintenance into the design of public spaces. 3. Outline a process to avoid failure in landscapes due to lack of foresight and planning. 4. Explore the importance of operating models including partnerships, local knowledge, use and flexibility for long-term stewardship.
Joseph Hays, ASLA; Tim Netsch, LEED AP; Tim Marshall, FASLA; Thomas Woltz, FASLA;
American Society of Landscape Architects