ASLA Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change & Resilience


The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, convened a blue ribbon panel in September to make comprehensive public-policy recommendations for mitigating and adapting to climate change through resilient design.

Composed of 11 experts from across various disciplines, the panel made recommendations that will ultimately save lives and affordably protect cities from future natural disasters. This symposium will take a closer look at the panel’s recommendations urging responsible policy makers to look to innovative urban design as they make infrastructure investments to ensure communities are more resilient and better equipped to recover from disruptive climate events.

ASLA has long advocated for sustainable landscape architecture at the intersection of design and smart policy, working with legislators and stakeholders on effective solutions that minimize the effects of climate change. Panelists will describe how transportation and land planning—that incorporates green infrastructure—can provide critical services for communities, protecting them against flooding and excessive heat, and help to improve air and water quality.  



Mr Casey Ellingson
Mrs. Roxanne Blackwell, Director of Federal Government Affairs,American Society of Landscape Architects
Dr. Dwane Jones, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Sustainable Development + Resilience, University of the District of Columbia


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