Friday, April 23, 2010

#WPi David Malcolm & Kristen Mansfield to attend the FRPA NE Region Mtg. and Present a Session on Sustainable Sites Initiative Today @ 1pm!

Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines for Sustainable Land Design, Construction and Maintenance Practices
Presented by:  WPi's David Malcolm and Kristen Mansfield

The Sustainable Sites Initiative, developed by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center was created to promote sustainable land development and management practices that can apply to sites with and without buildings. The presentation shall give a general overview of the program, its connection to USGBC’s LEED ND rating system and will encourage the participation of Florida parks and recreation projects to take part in the Initiative.

Learning Outcomes
1. Participants will recognize the sustainability level of existing and future park construction projects, management and operations.
2. Participants will discuss how to apply sustainability principles to any site, with or without buildings which are to be protected, developed and redeveloped for public or private use.
3. Participants will list a series of guiding principles that reflect the values of the Sustainable Sites Initiative and can be used to guide site development.
0.1 CEU
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

#cflowcountry The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry welcomes guest blogger #WPi Mark Baker for this week’s contribution

Mark Baker, ASLA is chairman of the Public Art Committee of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and a Partner at WPi. For full story click here