Public landscapes increasingly attempt to join ecological improvements to the practical, aesthetic, and cultural aspects of their landscape enhancements. Our two speakers, each acclaimed in their respective fields of Landscape Architecture and Restoration Ecology, have collaborated on numerous projects over the past ten years. They will review their collaborative design process through a series of public park projects where ecological structure and function was a significant part of the design vocabulary, followed by an interactive discussion on the nuts and bolts of their Eco-Design collaboration.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Understand how site design can encourage ecological processes for sustainability, as well as public programming.
Discover the constraints that ecologists and landscape architects face when attempting to maximize ecological services as part of a cultural landscape.
Learn how the ecological process can be part of the community engagement process.
Barbara Wilks, FASLA, FAIA & Steven N. Handel, PhD, Fellow of the Ecological Society of America
New Directions in the American Landscape