SUN-A11: Deck Parks—the Future of Open Space in our Cities?

Start Date
10/21/2018
End Date
10/21/2018
Description
Our cities face increasing growth and density, as more people live and work in urban cores. While infrastructure has long divided urban communities, cities can find ways that infrastructural needs can be met while also connecting urban spaces, creating iconic places that are social and economic catalysts.
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1. As cities become denser and open space opportunities decrease, learn how cities are combining infrastructural needs with the creation of urban parks, and how they are being funded. 2. See three case studies of parks constructed as decks over freeways, and how these projects take on challenges related to approvals and community acceptance. 3. Learn how these projects are catalysts for economic and social change – becoming sought after destinations and creating urban connections, as well as creating new opportunities for private development. 4. See examples of engineering systems that allow for planting, storm water management and that support architectural components as well as landscape.
Instructors
Mary Margaret Jones, FASLA; Marilyn Jordan. Taylor, FAIA; Shannon Nichol, FASLA; James Burnett, FASLA;
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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