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Upcoming Webinar: The Lungs of the City: Landscape Design for Air Quality

The Lungs of the City: Landscape Design for Air Quality - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Free Members-Only Webinar!


We have addressed stormwater quality, but what about air quality? Through this session, panelists will present research and built projects to show how to begin to approach this problem that negatively impacts the public health of the most disadvantaged populations in this country and worldwide through landscape design tactics. Join Kurt Culbertson, a cutting edge leader in evidence-based design and the application of performance measurement to landscape architecture, urban design and planning projects, and James Stickley, with more than 35 years of experience spanning the full spectrum from large scale planning assignments to detailed design and implementation projects, during this session.

Learning Objectives:

Unpack the historic conception of parks as the lungs of the city and inspire creative thinking about the next great challenge in landscape architecture: air quality.
Uncover site-specific data which supports the faith-based claim that parks are the lungs of the city.

Challenge your assumptions. Do trees clean the air? What data supports this claim? What about pollen and allergies? Begin to understand pollutants that can be addressed with plantings.

Explore how we define air quality in all its complexities: air temperature, humidity, pollen, particulates. Consider alternative landscape materials that can help clean the lungs of our cities.


Kurt Culbertson, FASLA, Design Workshop
James K. Stickley, ASLA, LEED AP, WRT


Recorded Presentations:

Learn at your own pace through ASLA’s recordings of past presentations, including a selection of education sessions from recent ASLA conferences. More than 200 Recorded Presentations are available for on-demand viewing. Once on the registration page, sign in with your ASLA member ID and password to receive the member discount.

Note: the live presentation above will be available as a recorded presentation within 5-7 business days after the live event.

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