A Forum on the Environment Program
Friday, September 21, 2013
Free and open to all!
1.5 CES LUs
How do we build resilient urban environments that support local ecosystems and biodiversity? Now more than ever, it is critical that our landscapes be more than window dressing and address this question, beginning to restore vital ecosystem balance and functions to our urban and suburban fabric.
Sarah Sutton, Landscape Architect and author of the recent book: The New American Front Lawn: Kiss your Grass Goodbye, will discuss tools and techniques, cite supporting research and provide examples of resilient landscapes at all scales, from single family homes to commercial and civic settings.
- How to go beyond sustainability – key attributes of a “green”, regenerative landscape
- How to apply a holistic, integrated approach to water conservation and management in the landscape
- How to integrate ecological principles with community place-making