SUN-A03: The Lungs of the City: Landscape Design for Air Quality

Start Date
10/21/2018
End Date
10/21/2018
Description
We have addressed stormwater quality, but what about air quality? Through this session, panelists will present research and built projects to show how to begin to approach this problem that negatively impacts the public health of the most disadvantaged populations in this country and worldwide through landscape design tactics.
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1. Unpack the historic conception of parks as the lungs of the city and inspire creative thinking about the next great challenge in landscape architecture: air quality. 2. Uncover site-specific data which supports the faith-based claim that parks are the lungs of the city. 3. We take faith that trees clean the air—is this true? What data supports this claim? What about pollen and allergies? Begin to understand pollutants that can be addressed with plantings. 4. Explore how we define air quality in all its complexities: air temperature, humidity, pollen, particulates, etc. Begin to discuss what other kinds of landscape materials can help clean the air.
Instructors
James K.. Stickley, ASLA, LEED AP; Brent Bucknum; Kurt Culbertson, FASLA; Scott Shinton, Assoc. ASLA;
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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