November 21st, 2021 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

2021 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture

Music City Center | Nashville, TN


Creating Resilient Communities: Unconventional Approaches to Engagement, Funding, and Project Delivery |  9:00 – 10:00 a.m. CT in Room 209
Presented by Erin Hathaway, Senior Landscape Architect at Gresham Smith; Travis Klondike, Assistant Research Professor at NC State University; and Gaylan D. Williams, Landscape Architect at Design Workshop

Traditional project delivery methods often overlook under resourced communities. Using unconventional project funding sources and partnerships, three landscape architects share how they approach resilient site planning and design in their local communities in the Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast, and Midwest.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the connections between various non-traditional funding sources (e.g. federal/state/local grants), and ways to obtain and secure funding to accomplish project goals.
  • Learn how project location (e.g. urban/rural) influences the approach for resilient planning and aligns environmental needs with stakeholder input.
  • Learn different implementation and long-term management strategies based on project scale, typology, and local capacity.
  • Learn approaches to community engagement that simplify various forms of technical information in order to empower and educate communities, neighborhoods, and individuals about resiliency planning initiatives that may affect them.

More information can be accessed online here.