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Tours

All tours will begin promptly at the time indicated and will depart from the Pennsylvania Convention Center through the 12th and Arch Street tunnel. Participants are encouraged to arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to check-in. All ticket sales are final. Participation is limited, so register early to reserve your ticket. Tours and leaders are subject to change.

Friday, October 3

T01
Parkway and River Path Run
7:30-9:30 am
Running Tour
2 PDH

Gain a new perspective during this three- to five-mile run along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Kelly Drive. Jog by Philadelphia’s premier cultural institutions, past Boathouse Row, and along the Schuylkill River.

$30 per person; Includes handouts and break. Led by Mark E. Alexander, ASLA, Center City District.

T02   SOLD OUT
Civic Urban Landscapes
7:30-11:30 am
4 PDH

Visit three exciting and varied urban landscapes in Center City designed over the past 20 years by Olin Partnership: Independence National Historical Park, Commerce Square, and the Comcast Center. Experience these special places of social gathering and learn how they address crucial urban issues including sustainability, building over structure, and security.

Tour Leaders: Robert Bedell, ASLA; Laurie Olin, FASLA; David Rubin, ASLA; Lucinda Sanders, ASLA, Olin Partnership.

$50 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, and break.

T03   SOLD OUT
The Benjamin Franklin Parkway: Philadelphia’s Grand Boulevard—Walking Tour
8:00 am-12 Noon
4 PDH

Experience landscape architecture projects depicting the Parkway’s evolution from a grand boulevard of the 1930s. Learn about current initiatives to tame vehicular traffic while enhancing the pedestrian experience through partnerships between local government, non-profits, private design firms, and philanthropic organizations.

Tour Leaders: Stuart Appel, ASLA, Wells Appel; Mark A. Focht, ASLA, Fairmount Park Commission; Nancy Q. O’Donnell, ASLA, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society; Peta Raabe, ASLA, Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects, Inc.; Susan Weiler, FASLA, Olin Partnership.

$40 per person; Includes handouts and break.

T04   SOLD OUT
Scott Arboretum: Innovative Stormwater Solutions—Walking Tour
8:00 am-12 Noon
4 PDH

Swarthmore College is not only home to the outstanding Scott Arboretum and one of the most beautiful amphitheatres anywhere, but it is also an exemplar for innovative sustainable stormwater management practices. Walk the campus and learn how this college is protecting its water resources.

Tour Leaders: Andrew Bunting, Scott Arboretum; Julia Bush, Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects, Inc.; Elizabeth Haegle, Scott Arboretum; Jeff Jabco, Scott Arboretum.

$40 per person; Includes SEPTA pass, handouts, and break.

T05   SOLD OUT
Penn Connects: Past, Present, and Future—Walking Tour
8:30-11:30 am
3 PDH

Learn about the development of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus from a rural, three-acre parcel of land in the 1870s to the urban 300-acre campus today. View plans for the future and exciting new projects currently underway.

Tour Leaders: Robert Lundgren, ASLA; Rebecca Weide, ASLA, University of Pennsylvania.

$40 per person; Includes SEPTA pass, handouts, and break.

T06
Temple University Ambler Arboretum and Legacy of John Collins
8:30 am-12:30 pm
4 PDH

Stroll the perennial gardens, see the native plant garden, sustainable wetland garden, herb garden, and healing garden. View an exhibit of student and faculty work, including drawings by John Collins, FASLA, who established the landscape architecture program in 1988.

Tour Leaders: Pauline Hurley-Kurtz, ASLA; Robert Kuper, ASLA, Temple University.

$60 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, and break.

T07   SOLD OUT
Bike the National Heritage Area: Schuylkill River Trail—Biking Tour
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
7 PDH

Bike through Center City on the way to the Art Museum and past Boathouse Row, then take a brief detour along the newly finished Wissahickon Trail. Continue the urban experience through Manayunk, Conshohocken, and Norristown and finish the ride in Historic Valley Forge Park.

$140 per person; Includes bike rental with helmet, handouts, bottled water, and picnic lunch. Led by Peter Simone, FASLA, Simone Collins Landscape Architecture.

T08
The Wissahickon Valley: Nature in the City
8:30 am-5:00 pm
7.5 PDH

Tour the Morris Arboretum and discover the surprising landscape of Forbidden Drive. The tour will also visit two private gardens in historic Chestnut Hill: a house and garden built on the ruins of Stonehurst gardens and the Crefield Street garden.

$130 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, box lunch, and two breaks. Led by Barry Jeffries, ASLA, Montgomery County Planning Commission.

T09   SOLD OUT
Public Art: A Philadelphia Success Story—Walking Tour
9:00-11:00 am
2 PDH

Explore the public art landscape of Center City and view the results of the oldest one percent art program in the country administered by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. Stops will include works by Claus Oldenburg, Ned Smyth, Jim Sanborn, Alice Adams, and Brower Hatcher.

$30 per person; Includes SEPTA pass, handouts, and break. Led by Susan Miller Davis, Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia.

T10
Society Hill: A New Old Neighborhood—Walking Tour
9:00 am-12 Noon
3 PDH

Discover the historic Society Hill neighborhood. Find pedestrian ways, small parks, and hidden public spaces woven into the fabric of one of Philadelphia’s oldest neighborhoods.

Tour Leaders: Barry Eiswerth, AIA; James Templeton, AIA; Donna Zalecky, Associate ASLA, H2L2.

$30 per person; Includes SEPTA pass, handouts, and break.

T11
The Distinctive Estate Garden
9:00 am-5:00 pm
7 PDH

Northern Delaware is home to some of the country’s finest private estate gardens reflecting a long and rich horticultural history. Nemours reflects the French ancestry of the du Pont family; Mt. Cuba celebrates the richness of the native Piedmont flora, while Ashland Hollow explores twentieth century sensibilities of painterly composition.

$130 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, box lunch, and two breaks. Led by Rodney D. Robinson, ASLA, Rodney Robinson Landscape Architects, Inc.

T12
Motoring through the Garden: Winterthur
9:30 am-3:30 pm
5 PDH

Discover how art, horticulture, and technology inspired the development of Winterthur, the 20th century garden and country estate of Henry Francis du Pont. Visit the 150-room Colonial Revival house, 60-acre garden, and 1,000-acre gentleman’s farm to discover one of the great cultural landscapes of the world in Delaware’s Brandywine Valley.

$120 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, box lunch, and two breaks. Led by W. Gary Smith, ASLA, Winterthur’s Restoration Landscape Architect.

T13
Visual Relief: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program—Trolley Tour
10:30 am-12:30 pm
2 PDH

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is one of the nation’s largest public arts initiatives of its kind. The tour will visit approximately 25 murals, including three to five sites where public officials, artists, and neighborhood participants will discuss the importance of the murals/art projects to the communities.

$40 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, and break. Led by Marisa Starr, Mural Arts Program.

T14   SOLD OUT
Bike through History—Biking Tour
12:30-4:30 pm

Bike river to river, from the Delaware to the Schuylkill. Along the way see historic sights, urban parks and restored landmarks. Start in Old City, stop along the way at the newly restored Fairmount Water Works and Schuylkill River trail, and finish at the beautiful Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park.

$140 per person; Includes bike rental with helmet, handouts, bottled water, and break. Led by Susanne Hanson, ASLA, Simone Collins Landscape Architecture.

T15
On the Boards and In the Ground—Self Guided Walking Tour
12:30-4:30 pm

Take a self-guided walking tour through Center City to visit four diverse, award-winning landscape architecture offices, meet the designers, and view projects in process: WRT; Olin Partnership; Wells Appel; and Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects, Inc.

Tour Coordinators: Anita T. Lager, ASLA, Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects, Inc; Robert Schultz, ASLA, WRT.

$40 per person; Includes SEPTA pass, handouts, and break.

T16
Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden
1:00-5:00 pm
4 PDH

Chanticleer, a former private estate opened to the public in 1993, has been called “one of the most interesting and edgy public gardens in America” by The Washington Post. Chanticleer is especially exciting in October with vibrant tropical foliage, lush containers, and autumnal flowers growing amidst handmade garden details.

Tour Leaders: Sharee L. Solow, ASLA, S.L. Solow Horticultural Designs; R. William Thomas, Chanticleer Garden.

$50 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, and break.

T17
Residential Gardens in the City—Self Guided Walking Tour
1:00-5:00 pm

An exclusive visit to several beautiful private gardens in the city of Philadelphia. Contemporary, modern works nestled in the historic areas of Queen Village and Society Hill, including one rooftop garden, will be featured.

$40 per person; Includes SEPTA pass, handouts, and break. Arranged by Toni Ann Flanigan, Michael LoFurno, ASLA, and Mark Paronish, ASLA.

T18
Tarp Farm: A Private Oasis
1:00-5:00 pm
4 PDH

This PA/DE ASLA Chapter Honor Award winner is a complex garden that includes a series of outdoor rooms located on a 16-acre property in the heart of beautiful Bucks County. The gardens include a 160-foot long water rill, grotto, crab apple alleé, rose garden, vegetable gardens, and a host of horticultural treats.

$50 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, and break. Led by Carter van Dyke, ASLA, Carter van Dyke Associates.

T19
The Schuylkill: Philadelphia’s Hidden River—Boat Tour
1:30-5:30 pm
4 PDH

Cruise Philadelphia’s hidden river and gain a new perspective on the evolving work represented in the Schuylkill River Master Plan developed by EDAW, Inc., and built projects by Margie Ruddick, ASLA, and others.

$105 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, and break. Led Joseph R. Syrnick, Schuylkill River Development Corporation.

T20
Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden (repeat of T16)
1:30-5:30 pm

$50 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, and break. Led by Sharee L. Solow, ASLA, S.L. Solow Horticultural Designs.

T21
Public Art: A Philadelphia Success Story—Walking Tour (repeat of T09)
2:30-4:30 pm

$30 per person; Includes SEPTA pass, handouts, and break. Led by Susan Miller Davis, Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia.

T22 -NOTE: T22 IS A FIELD SESSION
Annual Forum on Landscape Architecture in the Public Realm: The Greening of Philadelphia
1:15-5:45 pm
3 PDH

Philadelphia Green is the oldest and largest greening organization in the country. Learn about the collaborative approach to projects and partnerships used to transform neighborhoods, revitalize parks, support community gardens, demonstrate innovative stormwater management solutions, and reinvigorate downtown public spaces.

Session Leaders: David Elliott; Maitreyi Roy; Nancy Q. O’Donnell, ASLA; Linda Walzak, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

$50 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, and break.

Tuesday, October 7

T23
Civic Urban Landscapes (repeat of T02)
8:00 am-12 Noon

$50 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, and break. Led by Lucinda Sanders, ASLA, Olin Partnership, Ltd.

T25   SOLD OUT
The Grand-Style Gardens of Longwood
8:00 am-4:00 pm
7 PDH

The 1,050 acres of Longwood Gardens were developed more than 100 years ago by Pierre S. du Pont as a display garden—a partnership between design and horticulture. Majestic trees, a luxurious conservatory, an open air theater, Italian water garden, flower walk, the Peirce-duPont house, children’s garden, and wonderful floral displays are just a few of Longwood Gardens’ assets. Spend the day exploring one of Philadelphia’s regional treasures.

Tour Leaders: Sharon Loving, Longwood Gardens; Loren D. Shaw, ASLA, WRT.

$130 per person; Includes transportation, admission fees, handouts, box lunch, and two breaks.

T26
Modern Agriculture
8:00 am-5:00 pm
8 PDH

Philadelphia is fast becoming a center for urban agriculture. Explore the region’s unique agricultural landscapes, from a rural Amish country farm to an urban farm and community garden within a dense neighborhood. End with a visit to a thriving farmers’ market in an active urban park.

$60 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, box lunch, and two breaks. Led by Lisa McDonald Hanes, ASLA, CLR Design.

T27
Penn Connects: Past Present and Future—Walking Tour (repeat of T05)
8:30-11:30 am

$40 per person; Includes SEPTA pass, handouts, and break. Led by Robert Lundgren, ASLA, University of Pennsylvania.

T29
A Navy Yard Reinvented
8:30 am-12:30 pm
4 PDH

Witness the transformation of the nation’s oldest shipyard since its closure. The Philadelphia Navy Yard has become an important commercial/ industrial/business center as it transitioned from government tenure to private interests guided by a master plan prepared by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, EDAW, and Synterra, Ltd.

$50 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, and break. Led by Carmen Zappile, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.

T30
Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden (repeat of T16)
8:30 am-12:30 pm

$50 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, and break. Led by Sharee L. Solow, ASLA, S.L. Solow Horticultural Designs.

T31
Society Hill: A New Old Neighborhood—Walking Tour (repeat of T10)
9:00 am-12 Noon

$30 per person; Includes SEPTA pass, handouts, and break. Led by Donna Zalecky, Associate ASLA, H2L2.

T32
Exuberant Urban Streetscapes—Walking Tour
9:30-11:30 am
2 PDH

Beautiful downtown plantings are one of the marks of a world-class city. Learn about Philadelphia’s successful streetscape projects and the role they have played in the revitalization of Center City.

Tour Leaders: Mark E. Alexander, ASLA, Center City District; Julie A. Snell, ASLA, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

$30 per person; Includes SEPTA pass, handouts, and break.

T34
Bartram’s Garden: Bringing a Legacy to Life
9:30 am-12:30 pm
3 PDH

Explore colonial history, industrialism, and urban ecology at Bartram’s Garden. Located on the lower Schuylkill River, the site includes the National Historic Landmark Bartram House, the 18th century homestead of John Bartram—America’s foremost colonial botanist, naturalist, and explorer—native plant gardens, a 15-acre wildflower meadow reclaimed from an abandoned industrial site, and a 1.5-acre managed tidal wetland.

$50 per person; Includes transportation, handouts, and break. Led by Joel T. Fry, John Bartram Association.

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

Designing a More Sustainable Meeting

ASLA continues to reduce the carbon footprint of the annual meeting and 2008 will be the greenest meeting yet. The official meeting hotels and the Pennsylvania Convention Center are located within walking distance of each other, eliminating the need for shuttle buses. The hotels, convention center, show decorator, transportation company, and other vendors with whom ASLA contracts services must demonstrate a commitment to sustainable practices. ASLA’s printed materials, signage, and decorations are recycled, recyclable, and printed with soy ink. The meeting handouts will be distributed electronically. Meeting attendees may do their part by traveling to the meeting via Amtrak, purchasing a TerraPass, or arranging air travel through GoodShop (see Travel and Hotel Information).