Landscape architects touch only one percent of the planet’s surface, but massive public parks present an outsized opportunity to advance climate action, implement carbon-positive design, and increase biodiversity. With an evidence-based approach guiding design decisions, innovative examples demonstrate how complex projects can offer transferable and replicable lessons for projects of any scale.
Explore how the profession is embracing a more science- and evidence-based approach to the design process, focusing on emissions, embodied carbon, operational carbon, sequestration, and biodiversity metrics.
Understand how to take responsibility for the climate impacts of projects at any scale through immersion in the design process of three post-industrial landscapes.
Learn about the various tools that designers use to calculate carbon, measure biodiversity, and conduct public engagement and outreach efforts (e.g., Pathfinder, Carbon Conscience, etc.).
Interact with designers of three of the world’s largest public parks currently in design, permitting, and construction phases, and engage with them in a group brainstorming session on best practices.