On-Demand LA CES™ Education Sessions

We are pleased to bring you these virtual learning opportunities in an on-demand format so you may join when it is most convenient for you. Most on-demand sessions are recorded from an originally live presentation.

 

PED 101 – INTEGRATING PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AND COMFORT INTO EVERY STREETSCAPE

Credits: 1.0 PDH
Instructor: Wendy Landman, Senior Policy Advisor, WalkBoston

 
Walkability is today’s byword for street design in urban, suburban and rural settings. WalkBoston helps make that happen across Massachusetts. We are a pedestrian advocacy non-profit working with community residents, local organizations, municipal and state staff, and consulting design teams to ensure that walking safety and comfort are truly built into their projects. Ped 101 is our tried and tested tool to engage and educate people about what goes into the design of walkable places. You will never walk around again without noticing how traffic signals, walking surfaces, curb cuts and street furnishings affect your walking experience. Register above for on-demand viewing of the live December 9, 2021 webinar.

Learning objectives:
1. Understand the critical role of street design in creating streets that are safe for people who are walking.
2. Understand how street furnishings like benches, trees and wayfinding can allow people to stay physically active as they age in their communities.
3. Learn about the critical role that vehicle speed plays in urban, suburban and rural walkability.

 

THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Credits: 1.5 PDH-HSW
Instructors: Ernest C. Wong, PLA, FASLA, APA – Founder and Principal, site
Sean O’Malley, RLA – Managing Principal, SWA Laguna Beach
Lovisa Kjerrgren – Associate, SWA Laguna Beach

 
As Landscape Architects, the work that we engage in is important. The ability to shape and enhance the public realm and community institutions affords landscape architects a unique ability to improve quality of life for often underserved communities. We design public spaces, private spaces, places for playing, places for healing, spaces that capture the essence of who we are as human beings.
While numerous Landscape Architects have and continue to serve on public and governmental committees and commissions, it is the exposure to the general public that enhances our status as professionals. So above serving ourselves and our profession, we need to look beyond the small microcosm of our design world. We need to position ourselves to serve in the public realm, where our voices can be heard and our decisions can impact communities beyond just design.
Through this course, Ernie Wong, Sean O’Malley and Lovisa Kjerrgren will share example from their experiences working with community institutions, nonprofit organizations and their service and commitment to facilitate impactful change with the work they do. Register above for on-demand viewing of the live October 28, 2021 webinar.

Learning objectives:
1. Participants will learn about the importance of partnering with non-profit and community-based organizations, and how landscape architects are uniquely positioned to connect such entities.
2. Learn what social responsibility means for Landscape Architects.
3. Learn how you can get involved in service work in our profession.
4. Participants will learn about several tangible examples of community improvement ranging from a larger community or city scale to more site-specific projects.

 

WORKING WITH UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

Credits: 1.0 PDH-HSW
Instructor: Dennis R. Nola, PLA, ASLA | Chair, Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Program at UMD

 
This lecture will focus on engaging underserved communities, sharing best practices, and my experiences serving since 2008 as President of the Board of Directors for Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization, CDC in Riverdale, Maryland.

Attention will be focused on how to get started, pitfalls to be avoided, and how to develop the infrastructure, support, funding, relationships, and trust necessary for success. Register above for on-demand viewing of the live September 30, 2021 webinar.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to approach underserved communities, find partners, get to know the community, and develop framework infrastructure.
2. Understand the importance of community engagement, surveys, and developing a conceptual master plan that identifies potential projects.
3. Learn how to pursue funding, determine when is the right time to form a not for profit community development corporation, and how to involve local legislators.

 

THE LANDSCAPE OF DESIGN PRACTICE IN A REMOTE CONDITION

Credits: 1.5 PDH
Instructors: Kona A. Gray | FASLA, PLA – EDSA, Principal
Daniel Vasini | WEST 8 NY, Creative Director

 
Through the pandemic we have all had opportunity to explore new paradigms, many in regard to business methods. This presentation explores the benefits and challenges we are now faced as designers working in a remote condition. We will discuss strategies for maintaining creativity and effectively collaborating with clients and colleagues on design. Join us as we discuss remote team management and strategies to maintain connection. Register above for on-demand viewing of the live June 15, 2021 webinar.

Learning Objectives:
1. Creative Design Process During the Pandemic
2. Methods of Remote Collaboration
3. Remote Team Management & Strategies

 

EXPANDING ELASTICITY IN THE LANDSCAPE

Credits: 1 PDH-HSW
Instructor: Greg Miller, Principal Landscape Architect – MRWM Landscape Architects

 
A lot has changed over the past year and public landscapes are increasingly recognized for their role in ecological resilience, social justice, mental well-being, physical health, and economic stability. Designing spaces that grow and adapt is a hallmark of landscape architecture, but designing them to be truly elastic is what makes them timeless.

This presentation investigates the benefits of elasticity and plasticity in natural systems and explores ways to apply these lessons to the built environment. These strategies reinforce and amplify the effectiveness of landscapes in creating stronger and healthier communities. Register above for on-demand viewing of the live April 15, 2021 webinar.

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain an understanding of how elasticity and plasticity creates resilient natural systems.
2. Learn how to apply these principles to landscapes in the built environment.
3. Explore the possibilities of incorporating increasing elasticity to the profession of landscape architecture.

 

OUR JOURNEY THROUGH LEADERSHIP IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Part II: Mentorship and Sponsorship

Credits: 1.5 PDH
Panelists: Rebecca Leonard, Chris Reed, TJ Marston, Samantha Solano

 
We are excited to collaborate with WxLA and once again bring together leaders in the landscape architect field to discuss important issues in part II of Victor Stanley’s series, Our Journey through Leadership in Landscape Architecture. Please join us in this discussion where our panelist will delve into a deeper discussion on mentorship, sponsorship and seeking new leadership opportunities and last but not least navigating the COVID environment. We hope this panel will be inspiring, educational and offer tools to further advance women in landscape architecture. Register above for on-demand viewing of the live March 25, 2021 webinar.

Learning Objectives:
Understand as landscape professional how to step into more leadership roles as a woman | How to identify formal/informal mentors as well as sponsors | How do we advocate for stronger female leaders in our profession | How do we best navigate the new environment of COVID and what the future of the profession will look like? | How to best work through disorienting dilemmas that we may encounter?

 

OUR JOURNEY THROUGH LEADERSHIP IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Credits: 1.5 PDH
Panelists: Vaughn B. Rinner, PLA, FASLA, SITES AP, Landscape Architect, VRLA
Elizabeth J. Kennedy, RLA, ASLA, Principal, EKLA Studio
Magdalena Aravena, Incoming President for Illinois Chapter of ASLA, Lamar Johnson Collaborative
Diana Fernandez, ASLA, PLA, Associate, Sasaki
Cheri Ruane, ASLA, FASLA, Vice President, Weston & Sampson’s Design Studio

 
Victor Stanley is excited to bring together female leaders in the landscape architect field to discuss important issues in our premiere panel, Our Journey through Leadership in Landscape Architecture. Please join us in this discussion where we will cover topics such as mentorship, sponsorship, seeking new leadership opportunities and last but not least navigating the COVID environment. Leadership roles for women are dis-proportionately affected even in the best of times and we hope that this panel of women will be inspiring, educational and offer tools to further advance women in landscape architecture. Register above for on-demand viewing of the live Nov 12, 2020 webinar.

Learning Objectives:
Understand as landscape professional how to step into more leadership roles as a woman | How to identify formal/informal mentors as well as sponsors | How do we advocate for stronger female leaders in our profession | How do we best navigate the new environment of COVID and what the future of the profession will look like? | How to best work though disorienting dilemmas that we may encounter?

 

LA Q&A with MICHELLE DELK

Credits: 1.0 PDH
Speakers: Michelle Delk, Partner and Landscape Architect – Snøhetta
Adele Isyanamanova, Student ASLA

 
In view of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and times of uncertainty and isolation, it’s more important than ever to continue connecting students to leaders in the landscape architect community; especially when networking in person is not possible. Understanding that these opportunities are key components in developing as an emerging professional, this event provides the ability to discuss these topics in a more intimate format. During this virtual Q&A session, the presenters will engage in dialogue on leadership, examine the profession at a deeper level, explore working on meaningful projects, and endeavor to make landscape architecture the focal point of design projects. Register above for on-demand viewing of the live Sept 22, 2020 webinar.

Learning Objectives:
Understand as a landscape professional how to step into leadership roles | How do we diversify our skill set to make us stronger advocates for our projects that align with our values? | Understand how to navigate the new environment of COVID and what the future of the profession will look like? | Discuss what will change permanently in the LA profession about how we learn and work together as a community

 

ACCESS TO NATURE IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD

Credits: 1.5 PDH – HSW
Panelists: Bengt Isling, Landscape Architect, Nyréns Arkitektkontor (Sweden); Tilman Latz, Partner, LATZ+Partner (Germany); Erin Robertson, Chief Programs Officer, Nature Sacred (United States); Moderator Jack Sullivan, FASLA Associate Professor, University of Maryland (United States); Thaisa Way, Program Director for Garden & Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks (United States)

 
Join us as we discuss principles and practices that will lead to equitably distributed access to nature as a Post-Covid-19 world necessitates periodic quarantines, social distancing, stressful family care circumstances, and dramatic changes to the character of the workplace. Register above for on-demand viewing of the live Oct 6, 2020 webinar.

Learning Objectives:
Gain further knowledge and greater appreciation for the historic context of the current pandemic and the potential impacts on equitable access to nature | Identify the current deficiencies in the quantity and quality of landscape infrastructure that has been in high demand since the outbreak of the world pandemic caused by the spread of the highly infectious Coronavirus | Anticipate the opportunities and challenges of creating and managing public access to nature

 

INWOOD FOREST: EQUITY REIMAGINED IN THE FACE OF SUBURBAN DECLINE

Credits: 1.0 PDH – HSW
Instructors: Peter Caldwell, Senior Designer – Asakura Robinson

 
How an abandoned golf course in Houston, TX is leading to new opportunities for community renewal through unique flood mitigation approaches.

At a glance, the Inwood Forest neighborhood is idyllic. Designed as a suburban paradise with golf course winding throughout, this neighborhood is nestled along the bayou and boasts large stands of pre-existing Post Oaks. The failure of the golf course only seemed to highlight the natural beauty of this community just minutes from downtown Houston. As the daily routine of the course fell to quarterly mowing and maintenance of water features and low spots disappeared, the pristine links were replaced with wetland edges and scruffy scrub lines. Now as part of massive flood mitigation strategies this now distressed suburb is facing the replacement of their natural backyard with maximum volume detention basins. We’ll explore how this neighborhood came to be in this position and the strategies we’re using to create opportunities for a new vision of neighborhood based, flood detention design. Register above for on-demand viewing of the live Sept 16, 2020 webinar.

Learning Objectives:
Explore methods for contextualizing a community scaled project through unique stakeholder and government engagement strategies | Review methods for working within Intergovernmental Partnerships to develop new approaches for flood mitigation infrastructure projects | Discuss alternative processes for implementing ecological systems in traditional suburban environments

 

 

The logo and word marks “LA CES” and “Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System” are a collaboration of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board, and the Landscape Architecture Foundation.

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