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.
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
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.
Mary Margaret Jones, FASLA; Marilyn Jordan. Taylor, FAIA; Shannon Nichol, FASLA; James Burnett, FASLA;
American Society of Landscape Architects