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Field Sessions

All field sessions include one hour of lecture before the mobile component at the Minneapolis Convention Center.* Field Sessions will begin promptly at the time indicated. Participants are encouraged to arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. All ticket sales are final. Participation is limited, so register early to reserve your ticket.

Friday, October 6

Innovative Stormwater Treatment
Level of Walking: Moderate

Join us for a tour of innovative stormwater initiatives in the Twin Cities, including Minnehaha Creek and Minneapolis Chain of Lakes—which were updated to meet water quality regulations—and the green roof at the new Minneapolis Central Library. This field session will look at a variety of innovative approaches to stormwater treatment, from small residential green roofs to the design of a new urban neighborhood with stormwater management as a central design element.

$85 per person with Early Bird registration; $95 thereafter.
Includes transportation, morning break, boxed lunch, afternoon break, and handout materials. Led by Peter McDonough, ASLA, Kestrel Design and Joni Geise, ASLA, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

ASLA/IFLA Session Host: Kenneth Grieshaber, ASLA, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Transit Oriented Development
Level of Walking: Minimal

Since opening in 2004, LRT service has subtly shifted the experience of place in the
Hiawatha Corridor. Approximately 20,000 people use the train daily, getting a chance
to view the landscape from an entirely new perspective. This field session will use the train to travel from downtown Minneapolis to the Mall of America. A few stops will be made along the route for an on-the-ground look at infill residential development, multi-modal connections at the Midtown Greenway corridor, and public art installations. Participants will hear from planners, designers, and officials involved in these projects.

$85 per person with Early Bird registration; $95 thereafter.
Includes morning break, boxed lunch, applicable rail fees, and handout materials. Led by Robert M. Kost, ASLA, SEH Inc.; Mark Garner, Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development; Dave VanHattum, Transit for Livable Communities

ASLA/IFLA Session Host: Juanita D. Shearer-Swink, FASLA, Triangle Transit Authority

Art of the Public Realm
Level of Walking: High

This session will explore examples of public art in Minneapolis that impart a liveliness,
character, and identity to the urban landscape. It will also examine the collaboration
between artists and designers, and several artists will be on hand to speakwith participants. We will begin in downtown Minneapolis, with a ride on the new LRT line, with stops at the Government Center, Federal Courts Plaza, and several neighborhood stations. We will continue
by bus to downtown St. Paul to visit the Kellogg Park Mall, including the St. Paul Cultural Garden; Mears Park (an ASLA Centennial Medallion Site); and the State Capitol precinct. The tour concludes at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

$85 per person with Early Bird registration; $95 thereafter.
Includes transportation, morning break, boxed lunch, afternoon break, and handout materials. Led by Regina M. Flanagan, Associate ASLA, Art • Landscape • Design

ASLA/IFLA Session Host: Greg Ingraham, ASLA, Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.

A Sustainable Approach to Residential Landscape

Level of Walking: Moderate

The three major biomes of North America come together in Minnesota: the northern boreal forest; the western prairie; and the eastern deciduous forest. With this wealth of ecosystems to draw upon for inspiration, many local landscape architects have been incorporating these native ecosystems as a significant component of their designs. This session will include a panel discussion with local
landscape architects who have made ecological sensibility a cornerstone of their practice and a tour of exemplary projects in the eastern metro and St. Croix River Valley.

$100 per person with Early Bird registration;$110 thereafter.
Includes transportation and handout materials. Led by Jim G. Hagstrom, ASLA, Savanna Designs, Inc.

ASLA/IFLA Session Host: Donald M. Fox, FASLA, Yosemite National Park

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Level of Walking: Moderate

Shortly after the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden opened in 1988, The New York Times called it “the finest new outdoor museum in the country for displaying sculpture.” Now celebrating its 18th anniversary, the garden has become widely acknowledged as unique among successful public open spaces. The field session will begin with presentations by the landscape architects, representatives from the Walker Art Center, and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, who collaborated on the
conception, design, construction, installation of site-specific works, and ongoing maintenance
and operation. Following an open discussion and lunch at the Walker, the session
will end with a tour of the garden.

$100 per person with Early Bird registration;$110 thereafter.
Includes transportation, am break, plated lunch, and handout materials. Led by Peter Rothschild, FASLA, Quennell Rothschild & Partners, LLP; Andrew Blauvelt, Walker Art Center; Claudia Thornton, Claudia Thornton Landscape Architects

ASLA/IFLA Session Host: Vanessa Warren, ASLA, Wilcox Associates, Inc.

Challenges in Heritage Cities: From Global to Local
Level of Walking: Moderate

Recent international meetings addressing heritage cities and sites of global value have addressed the issue of defining heritage and heritage settings and managing change. This session will explore the issues, tools, and recent examples within the context of Minneapolis and its heritage resources of rivers, bridges, historic parks, parkways, and lakes.

$85 per person with Early Bird registration;$95 thereafter.
Includes transportation, am break, boxed lunch, pm break, and handout materials. Led by Patricia M. O’Donnell, FASLA, Heritage Landscapes; Hal Moggridge, Colvin & Moggridge Landscape Architects; Heidi Hohmann, ASLA, Iowa State University; Charlene K. Roise, ASLA, Hess Roise; Arnos Schmid, FASLA, Schmid-Treiber Partner; Metchtild Rossler, UNESCO World Heritage

ASLA/IFLA Session Host: Martha Cecilia Fajardo, Grupo Verde Ltda.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Level of Walking: Minimal

Established in 1958, the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has become one of the premier arboreta in the country. A leader in cold hardy research, education, and introduction of plants for northern climates, the Arboretum comprises more than 1,000 acres of unique public gardens: spectacular annual and perennial display gardens; model landscapes; restored natural areas, including a restored wetland ecology and water runoff models; and collections of plants developed for northern climates.

$85 per person with Early Bird registration; $95 thereafter.
Includes transportation, admission fees, morning break, buffet lunch, afternoon break, and handout materials. Led by Peter J. Olin, FASLA, University of Minnesota

ASLA/IFLA Session Host: Karen C. Hanna, FASLA, California State Polytechnic University

From Waste to Amenity: Stormwater Treatment and
Reuse in Minneapolis’ Heritage Park

Level of Walking: Minimal

Learn about an innovative stormwater treatment system in the Heritage Park neighborhood in Minneapolis. Currently under construction, this project will be a 900-unit, mixed-income neighborhood, organized around a spine of parks and open spaces. The project will harvest stormwater from both on and off-site and use the resulting cleansed stormwater for newly created ponds in the neighborhood. This project demonstrates that stormwater treatment can be done in an aesthetically pleasing manner, while functioning as a community amenity.

$85 per person with Early Bird registration;$95 thereafter.
Includes transportation, afternoon break, and handout materials. Led by Joni L. Giese, ASLA, SRF Consulting Group, Inc and William E. Wenk, FASLA, Wenk Associates, Inc.; Lois Eberhart, ASLA, City of Minneapolis; Jeff Lee, Barr Engineering; David Filipiak, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

ASLA/IFLA Session Host: Diane Hellekson, ASLA, HNTB-Minneapolis

Urban/Residential Design
Level of Walking: High

Join award-winning landscape architects, Shane Coen, ASLA, and Thomas Oslund, FASLA, as they discuss key residential projects in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area and then personally take the session on site. Thomas Oslund is principal of oslund.and.assoc. and one of the leading design landscape architects in the country, with work recognized by ASLA and AIA. In 1992, Tom was awarded the prestigious Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Shane Coen is the principal and founder of Coen + Partners in Minneapolis, a nationally recognized and award winning landscape architecture studio focusing on innovative design solutions for residential
communities. In 2003, Coen + Partners was awarded a Progressive Architecture citation
for the Mayo Woodlands conservation community. This award represents only the third time a landscape architecture studio has won this prestigious architecture award in its fifty-year history. And, in 2004, this project was awarded an ASLA Merit Award for analysis and planning.

$100 per person with Early Bird registration,$110 thereafter.
Includes morning break, plated lunch, and handout materials. Led by Shane Coen, ASLA, Coen + Partners, Inc.; Thomas R. Oslund, FASLA, FAAR, oslund.and.assoc.

ASLA/IFLA Session Host: Lynn F. Raker, ASLA, City of Salisbury

The Evolution of the Minneapolis Parks and Parkway System
Level of Walking: Moderate

H. W. S. Cleveland designed the Minneapolis Park System in 1883 to drape around the city's lakes into its neighborhoods and along the west banks of the Mississippi River. The park system in our time now lines the river on both banks and stretches around the city. Dubbed the Grand Rounds in the later nineteenth century, the system was expanded and altered in the early twentieth century. This field session will examine the challenges to preservation inherent in determining the periods of significance and the integrity of these landscapes, particularly in the context
of hydrological function.

$85 per person with Early Bird registration;$95 thereafter.
Includes AM Break, plated lunch, PM Break, and handout materials. Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, National Park Service Historic Landscape Initiative (Moderator); Charlene K. Roise, Hess Roise; Lance Neckar PhD, ASLA

ASLA/IFLA Session Host: Bryan Murphy, ASLA, City of St. Paul



Don’t miss the most important annual event for landscape architects!

Earn continuing education credit in a variety of great educational programs featuring leading experts in the profession.

Explore hundreds of new products at the EXPO—the largest trade show serving the landscape architecture community.

Catch up with colleagues and make new friends at the ASLA Gala, Awards Luncheon, and other fun-filled networking events.

Experience Minneapolis and environs through a variety of professional tours that explore intriguing local projects and attractions.

Receive a complimentary one-year ASLA Membership with non-member registration.



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