Landscape and the City

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Firestone Building Products
Presented by Jim Burnett, Tony Paradowski, and Aaron Young

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify state-of-the-art products and materials that play a significant role in current landscape architecture projects.
  2. Examine some of the best designed urban parks and how they foster sustainability by harboring wildlife and reducing potential damage from flooding and other disasters linked to climate change.
  3. Describe how to integrate landscape and buildings when designing urban environments for the 21st century.
  4. Evaluate today's urban parks and how they reflect and embrace the complexities of the contemporary city, often by regenerating leftover spaces.


1 AIA LU/Elective
This test is no longer available for credit

As urban land becomes more scarce and expensive, landscape designers have been using their ingenuity to find leftover spaces—along neglected waterfronts, on brownfields, and even under highways—to create the community parks that are essential to city life.

The history of these places is inspiring the programs, materials, and details that make each of these new designs surprising and unique. The role of landscape architects, in this era of celebrating the greening of the urban environment, is becoming increasingly central and visible.

For this webinar, a group of these professionals will discuss the high-profile projects they have spearheaded, touching on the opportunities and challenges they present, as well as the vast array of inventive and state-of-the-art products and materials that make them possible.

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Originally published in December 2015