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APA Member Rate for ASLA: Professional Study Tour to the Netherlands
Date: 5/26/2013 - 5/31/2013
Type: Other
Location(s):
International
Description:

What can the Netherlands show U.S. landscape architects about urban and rural water management and coastal planning? See for yourself on a five-day study tour organized by the American Planning Association. The tour will explore Holland's urban, coastal, and inland infrastructure. You’ll learn how those approaches apply to U.S. coastal regions — and your community.

Registration closes April 25. ASLA members get the APA member discount. Sign up today!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
See Rotterdam's famous Seagates as well as numerous Delta Works projects designed to protect the Dutch coast against flooding.

Visit Amsterdam's Watergraafsmeer and IJburg neighborhoods plus the Eastern Docklands project.

Share ideas with design professionals while you learn about:

Incorporating water management into urban, inland, and coastal planning

Adopting a multiple-defense approach to adaptation and hazard mitigation

Projecting the benefits and costs of hard and soft infrastructure

Living with water, deriving value from water, and protecting against water.

As an added feature, you’ll hear Renee Jones-Bos, the Netherlands's former ambassador to the United States, present the 2013 L'Enfant Lecture, cosponsored by the National Building Museum.

Website: http://www.planning.org/netherlandstour/ 
Email: jgraeff@planning.org