Make new connections within your practice area of landscape architecture

Network with colleagues from 20 Professional Practice Networks in ASLA’s PPN Live! PPN meetings take place on the EXPO floor throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, and include a variety of formats: invited speakers, fast-paced PechaKucha-style presentations, networking sessions, and more.

The PPN Live classroom format facilitates targeted group discussions featuring 45 minute conversations with topic experts. Market moderators and panelists will host presentations on the PPN Live stage throughout the weekend. Non-PPN members are welcome to attend.

PPN Live Schedule

Saturday, November 16

9:30 am - 10:15 amTransportationJoin the Transportation PPN for a facilitated discussion on the planning and design of our transportation systems in response to new mobility and emerging technology.
9:30 am - 10:15 amEcology & RestorationJoin us for a discussion and share your experiences on how climate change affects the goals and outcomes of ecological restoration projects. Panelists from the education session SAT-C03 - Greenways to Gene-Ways: A Call To Action will join the conversation.
9:45 am - 10:45 amCampus Planning & Design1.0Like many places around the globe, San Diego campuses are considering the potential future impacts of climate change and what it means to have resilient campuses in this region. Two perspectives will be explored to illustrate a range of approaches to location-specific considerations for these campus landscapes.

Presenters: Krista Van Hove, ASLA, Stanford University; Katharyn Hurd, ASLA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, Page; Joshua Koss, Assistant Director, Landscape and Fleet Services for Facilities Services, San Diego State University; Mike Zilis, ASLA, Principal, Walker Macy
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmSustainable Design & Development1.0The Sustainable SITES Initiative provides an excellent professional framework for landscape architecture design. One implementation stumbling block, however, is getting clients on board. This session presents a “SITES in 10” slideshow for practitioners focusing on the return on investment from the perspectives of the client and end user.

Presenters: Theresa Backhus, ASLA, SITES AP, LEED AP BD+C & ND, Sustainable Building Partners; Brian Maddock, ASLA, SITES AP, Joshua Tree Design Studio; April Philips, FASLA, April Philips Design Works; Joshua Sloan, ASLA, AICP, LEED AP ND, SITES AP, VIKA MD, LLC
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmCommunity DesignJoin us as we discuss our renewed focus on community design and the landscape architect’s role in the design of our neighborhoods, towns and cities.
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmPlanting DesignJoin the Planting Design PPN for a panel discussion focused on how to build a strong specifier-producer relationship and communicate clearly, and frequent challenges, such as managing timelines and maintenance during construction.

Sunday, November 17

10:15 am - 11:00 amLandscape - Land Use PlanningJoin us for a discussion on land use implications of autonomous technology with panelists from the education session MON-A08 - A Design Framework for Livable Streets in the Era of Autonomous Vehicles.
10:15 am - 11:00 amHealthcare & Therapeutic DesignCome and join the Healthcare and Therapeutic Design PPN meeting. Discuss and share your experience about creating stimulating, enjoyable, and sustainable healing spaces for enhancing the quality of health and well being for all.
11:00 am - 12:00 pmEnvironmental Justice1.0Landscape architects play an important role in addressing environmental justice. How do practitioners perceive the connection of EJ with our daily practice? How can the EJ PPN assist in integrating EJ principles into the profession? This session examines recent survey results and introduces actions plans for the coming year.

Presenters: Chingwen Cheng, ASLA, PhD, LEED AP, Arizona State University; Tom Martin, Associate ASLA, The Lakota Group
11:30 am - 12:15 pmUrban DesignUrban design is an endeavor having historic and contemporary significance to landscape architecture. The Urban Design PPN presentation addresses this focus by exemplifying what gives definition to urban design in practical and theoretical terms. Additionally, brief current issues talks will include how landscape architects continue to be a driving force in shaping urban form and new mobility challenges & opportunities in cities.
11:30 am - 12:15 pmWater ConservationThe Water Conservation PPN welcomes all landscape architects with an interest in how water is dealt with on projects. Join us for focused discussions on: 1) "smart" controllers and efficient irrigation; 2) creating sustainable water features; 3) soil amendments for conserving water; 4) water-harvesting.
12:30 pm - 1:15 pmDesign-Build / Residential Landscape ArchitectureDiscuss project management best practices in the design-build landscape industry enabling smooth transition from concept to design to execution to close out. This session will focus on managing workflow from the studio to the job site; asset allocation, including labor, equipment, and materials; and post installation management and documentation.
12:30 pm - 1:15 pmParks & RecreationJoin us for an engaging conversation building on the topics and projects discussed on the field session Tijuana: The Past, Present, and Future of Design in a Border City.
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmDigital Technology / Education & Practice1.0Technological advances in design software have opened exciting new avenues to design exploration. What technologies are being taught in academia and what technologies are most important to practitioners? Gain a holistic understanding of the current state of software usage in practice and academia through the results of two recent studies.

Presenters: John Anderson, ASLA, LEED AP, Schirmer Satre Group; Benjamin George, ASLA, Utah State University; Peter Summerlin, ASLA, Mississippi State University; Matthew Wilkins, ASLA, RRM Design Group
A PPN meeting on the EXPO's PPN Live stage