Just received the program for the American Society of Landscape Architects annual meeting and expo that is slated for Oct. 3-7 in Philadelphia, Pa. The theme for this year’s meeting echoes the title of a book by Edward T. McMahon, “Green Infrastructure: Linking Landscapes and Communities.”
Sustainability permeates the program, with a large number of sessions focused on the ASLA’s Sustainable Sites Initiative. This initiative involves a number of stakeholders in an effort to establish guidelines and standards for landscape sustainability.
Hands-on exposure to landscape design is a large part of this program, with 35 tours planned and 14 field sessions. There are a number of walking and biking tours, a boat tour, and tours of parks and gardens. The field sessions include an in-depth look at Philadelphia’s GreenPlan, details on the benefits of green roofs, and the sustainability benefits of trees.
The combination of sessions on green design, conservation, transportation and green infrastructure have made this a must-attend event for V1 Magazine. Expect both pre-event and on-site reporting.