MON-C08: Sustainability as Driver of Placemaking: Towne Square at Suitland Federal Center
This session documents the transformation of a distressed public housing project into a town center. The open spaces are designed to reflect sustainability with style, with contemporary landscape elements that are ecologically effective. The SITES tool is a basis of design and is a driver of the placemaking elements.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn how the housing project became so dangerous that it had to be demolished and how a new vision arose from the community for its reuse. 2. Hear about the planning strategy for SITES rating and the evolution of the points capturing process. 3. See the striking contemporary landscape elements that embody principles of sustainability and form a safe and comfortable place for people. 4. Learn about the unique aspect of having the public sector take on the role of developer and how they formed partnerships with private builders to erect the community.
Dennis Carmichael, FASLA; Harold Johnson; Kelly Fleming, ASLA, SITES AP; ;
American Society of Landscape Architects
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