Resilient Design

Education Session - Panel Format

MON-B07 - Climate Adaptation Through Landscape Architecture

Monday, October 23
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

1.5 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AIA/HSW, AICP, FL, NY/HSW

Climate change is a critical issue being addressed around the world. Landscape architects are playing a pivotal role in designing adaptations to its many impacts. This session first presents issues and adaptations from three U.S. climates: Northwest, Southwest, and Gulf Coast, followed by a panel discussion among the presenters.

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Dana Nunez Brown

President
Dana Brown & Associates, Inc.

A landscape architect for 37 years in New Orleans, Boston, and California, Dana wrote development codes on stormwater and manuals on stormwater management. Dana holds B.L.A. (LSU) and M.L.A. (Harvard), is ASLA member and LEED AP. She is on the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Workshops Subcommittee, WEF’s Stormwater Committee member, and Louisiana Urban Stormwater Coalition Treasurer. She pioneered green infrastructure design throughout Louisiana, teaches at LSU, Tulane University, and University of New Orleans. She is the author of “Using Plants for Stormwater Management: A Green Infrastructure Guide for the Gulf South,” LSU Press, April 2014.

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April Philips

Principal
April Philips Design Works, Inc.

April Philips, FASLA, is a landscape architect, thought leader, artist, and author. She is founder of April Philips Design Works, an award winning landscape architecture firm whose work focuses on a fusion of nature, art, and technology. April is a national leader in both research and practice associated with sustainable sites and an integrated design approach. April was instrumental in ASLA's development and advocacy of the SITES rating system since 1999 including the development of the first urban infill, mixed-use SITES pilot project in San Francisco. April tirelessly lectures and advocates on the link between sustainable development and climate change.

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Margaret Robinson

Principal
Asakura Robinson

Margaret Robinson is a founding partner of Asakura Robinson, a planning, urban design and landscape architecture firm with offices in Austin, Houston and New Orleans. Margaret leads her firm’s capability in integrating green infrastructure and natural systems into highly urban contexts. Significant commissions include the South Central Waterfront Vision Framework Plan in Austin and the Academy Park Drainage Upgrade and Green Infrastructure Plan in New Orleans. Margaret serves on the LSU-Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Alumnae Advisory Committee and on the Cultural Landscape Foundation's Stewardship Council.

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