Staff of ASLA writes:
“In an era of mounting climate change crises, racial and social inequities, and emerging variants of COVID-19, landscape architects are increasingly being called upon to help solve society’s critical challenges. This year’s Conference will highlight the profession’s inclusive planning and design solutions for all communities.” - Torey Carter-Conneen, ASLA CEO
ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture Focuses on Inclusive Design with Theme “Designing Shared Spaces”
Landscape architecture professionals will feature new approaches to inclusive design at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN, Nov. 19-22, 2021—a year in which the profession has seen its role become even more important in helping communities, particularly historically marginalized and underserved communities, use nature-based solutions to become healthier and more resilient.
More than 6,000 landscape architects and students—and 300 exhibitors—are expected to attend the event, the nation’s largest annual gathering of professionals in the field.
“The conference this year is perhaps the most urgently needed event ASLA has ever held. At no time before in history have we faced more critical issues that require the unique planning and design expertise of landscape architects.”
CEO of ASLA
“The conference this year is perhaps the most urgently needed event ASLA has ever held,” said Torey Carter-Conneen, CEO of ASLA. “At no time before in history have we faced more critical issues that require the unique planning and design expertise of landscape architects.”
This year, the Conference will feature multi-layered plans and designs from landscape architects that improve community health, increase resilience to climate change, and address long-standing racial and social inequities.
“Landscape architects will show the incredible range of their work—from city- and county-wide plans, to parks and gardens that ensure the long-term health of communities,” said Carter-Conneen.
As communities around the world combat extreme heat and flooding, landscape architects are being called upon more and more to help reduce dangerously high urban temperatures and protect populations through smarter water management.
The Conference will feature several sessions that address these and other climate-related topics, such as:
- Equity Through City-wide Heat and Urban Forest Management Planning
- Design with Carbon: Reconsidering Landscape, from Planning to Soils
- Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure
The Conference will also host more than 100 educational sessions and field trips, led by many of today’s leading Landscape architects practicing around the world. These will include tracks on the Design and the Creative Process; Design Implementation; Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Leadership, Career Development, and Business; Planning, Urban Design, and Infrastructure; Resilience and Stewardship; and Technology.
Don’t miss exhibits by:
American Hydrotech Booth #809 – 15,000,000+ SF of Garden Roof Assembly installed since 1996. Designed as a lightweight, low profile system, the Garden Roof® Assembly can be safely installed on roof and plaza decks engineered for as little as 15 pounds per sf saturated dead load. And because the assembly incorporates Hydrotech’s Monolithic Membrane 6125®, a proven roofing/waterproofing membrane, the building owner can be assured of a water-tight structure. http://www.hydrotechusa.com/
LiveRoof/LiveWall Booth #1717 – Green Roof and Living Wall Products That Work. LiveRoof and LiveWall allow you to create a unique visual signature for your designs, without risk. Both LiveRoof and LiveWall were designed to grow healthy plants to correctly interface with building structure. There is no need to figure it all out – LiveWall has developed an effective Sketchup model and spec writer, and even provides design assistance. LiveRoof offers time saving tools like BIM models, CAD files, and a custom spec writer. Award winning designers choose LiveRoof and LiveWall for their natural function, ease of maintenance, and beauty. http://www.liveroof.com/
rooflite Booth #2000 – The success of any green roof starts with rooflite! Many companies provide media, but none of them are like us – with a core business of only green roof media. Why does it matter? Because it makes us experts in a way that other companies just can’t be. With our range of rooflite soil products, our blender network across North America, our experience with complex logistics and our top-notch customer service, there is simply no other company that can offer what we do. And our products speak for themselves with successful green roof projects on vegetated rooftops covering more than 11 million square feet. http://www.rooflitesoil.com/
Tournesol Booth #817 – Tournesol Siteworks has grown by focusing on innovative solutions for the commercial landscape market. Today, our brand is centered around relationships, trust, loyalty, and delivery – striving to make our customers, specifiers, and partners successful! Our quality products include planters, site furnishings, fountains, root barrier, bollards, and more! We are headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and serve clients located throughout North America. http://www.tournesolsiteworks.com/
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