Engaged Futures – Special Focus Session
2022 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: RESILIENT FUTURES
This panel will explore historical and contemporary relationships between communities and landscapes, urban forests and coastline resilience concerns. Urban forestry, coastal wetlands and industrial landscapes will be interrogated and unpacked to discover impacts on surrounding communities. Challenges such as tackling gentrification, facilitating deep community engagement and providing equitable access to open spaces will be explored.
- Learn about how historical communities of freed slaves interacted and cared for their landscapes and how these teaching can be rediscovered today.
- Explore the benefits and potential concerns with urban reforestation through the lens of ecology, public health but also gentrification and exclusion.
- Discover urban climate-readiness and resilience plans and how they're currently being implemented as well as future planning challenges.
- Discuss integrate thoughtful design emerging practices that are grounded in research to support the ecosystems that support us in our communities.
This course is part of a series
Diane Jones AllenD. Eng., PLA, FASLA
Director/Professor of Landscape Architecture | University of Texas at ArlingtonDiane is Principal Landscape Architect with DesignJones LLC which received the 2016 American...
Landscape Architect | Neighborhood Design CenterKelly Fleming is a professional landscape architect with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from...
Resiliency Team Leader | Weston & SampsonRobin Seidel has been at the forefront of integrating resilience into design and planning. Robin is...
Senior Director, Sustainable Practice & Knowledge | American Institute of ArchitectsMelissa Wackerle is a climate action strategist with a 20+ years of experience in sustainable...