2019 Conference | Session - 2A Work with Local Government to Grow Landscape Architecture
May
18
10:15 AM10:15

2019 Conference | Session - 2A Work with Local Government to Grow Landscape Architecture

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TITLE:    Work with Local Government to Grow Landscape Architecture

Presenter: Annette R. Marchesseault, RLA

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SYNOPSIS:    Landscape architecture sits at the nexus of architecture, urban and regional planning, and civil and environmental engineering. We tend to look at systems rather than individual elements. We examine how people move through sites. We have creative solutions that often are more pleasing and less expensive than the traditional engineered solutions. And yet, the broad range of our skills is not well known or taken advantage of. Whys is that? Why do landscape architects usually play only a supporting role on multi-disciplinary teams? Why don’t landscape architects lead more multi-disciplinary teams? This presentation will delve into how landscape architects can and should establish working relationships with key policy makers – the people who set guidelines and policies, control much of the funding for public work, define project scope, and issue RFPs. Even if there is not a specific ask, these types of meetings can substantially improve the awareness of the profession. I will talk about how to identify key contacts and decision makers, and what messages are effective. I also will examine some policy changes that could help increase opportunities for landscape architects.

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2019 Conference | Session - 1A Green Stormwater opportunities
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Conference | Session - 1A Green Stormwater opportunities

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TITLE: Green Stormwater Opportunities for a Sustainable Future

Speakers:  Steve Hubble, Boise City Stormwater Program Coordinator

Steve Hubble is the Stormwater Program Coordinator for the City of Boise providing overall guidance for the city’s stormwater program and ensuring the city’s compliance with our Municipal Stormwater Discharge Permit.  He also supports other Public Works programs related to sustainability and energy.  Prior to his move to Boise, Steve worked fourteen years with Stafford County Virginia in various roles with their Public Works Department.  Steve lives in Boise with his wife Sarah.

Approved LACES course

Description:

Green infrastructure is a cost-effective, resilient approach to managing wet weather impacts that provides many community benefits. While single-purpose gray stormwater infrastructure—conventional piped drainage and water treatment systems—is designed to move urban stormwater away from the built environment, green infrastructure reduces and treats stormwater at its source while delivering environmental, social, and economic benefits. Learn how Boise and others, are looking to create opportunities to develop green storm water approaches in their communities.

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2019 Conference | Session - 1B Designing Evolving Landscapes
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Conference | Session - 1B Designing Evolving Landscapes

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Topic: Designing Evolving Landscapes

Presenter: Daniel Cronan, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, Art and Architecture 308, UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

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Seminar title: The INFEWS Studio: Cultivating Research and Design through Trajectories of Change

Description:

Creating a synergistic interaction between a research project, a student group, and a stakeholder group can have a significant impact for learning, research, and design for resilient futures. Students with an active role as researchers within a landscape architecture and planning studio become engaged through topics pertinent to a concurrent project. The purpose of this project is to integrate landscape architecture and planning education with a research project addressing socio-ecological issues evident in a suite of scenario trends for a landscape. Outputs from the project can potentially be used to define better management and implementation solutions for policy and landscape implementation at multiple scales.

The University of Idaho Landscape Architecture INFEWS studio evokes stakeholder-defined key issues addressed within a funded National Science Foundation (NSF) project in Magic Valley, Idaho. Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS) is an interdisciplinary research project seeking to address issues concerning drought, water demand, water quality, and food security by using a stakeholder-driven geodesign framework (Steinitz, 2012). This studio course applies student research through the geodesign methodology, and evaluates key competencies relevant for planning students (Steinitz, 1990). It systematically evaluates plausible scenarios within the course by analyzing spatially explicit evidence of alignment with stakeholder assumptions at the landscape and site scale. The results aim to inform initial scenario development, scenario modeling parameters for the years 2050, and equip educators and researchers in Landscape Architecture and Planning for a process for geodesign course instruction and revision. Similarly, results intend to provide communities in Magic Valley with actionable strategic plans for trends which potentially impact their region (i.e. drought, population growth, food demand, water quality issues due to agriculture and dairies).

This study presents and interprets the student landscape and site designs aligned with plausible futures for Magic Valley. Findings intend to indicate specific areas for intervention supported by design responses from the research and student group. As an example, student teams focused on resilient design of urban and rural areas with the City of Shoshone, ID as they noted affected areas due to externalities from all stakeholder-informed scenarios. Learning outcomes will guide recommendations for future courses regarding multi-scalar approaches for integrating research in landscape architecture and planning education.

Researchers and students will submit studio outputs for display at the IMASLA Conference in the form of presentation boards to generate discussion. The presenter will generate a pdf presentation and a Storymaps presentation. The presentations will be shared with Conference attendees to further the conversation about methods used and presented.

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Copy of 2019 Conference | Session - 5A Design Plus Hope
May
17
3:30 PM15:30

Copy of 2019 Conference | Session - 5A Design Plus Hope

Title: Design Plus Hope

Presenter: Huicheng Zhong    Creative Director, Managing Partner, Lab D+H Shenzhen

Approved LACES course

Description:

Lab D+H is a small landscape architectural design practice founded in Los Angeles in 2014. Despite being relatively new, Lab D+H is currently delivering a strong and diverse performance internationally. Most prominently, its work is featured for its careful consideration of social issues, especially in China. However, the path has not been as smooth as it may appear. Facing a capital-driven market in China, the founding partners have been both fighting and adapting at the same time in order to keep their original design values – “Design for (with) the Public”. During 4 years of experiment and practice, the partners have been trying to set up a social agenda for each project at the very beginning, in which a clear public approach is taken as design methodology, even for commercial projects. This presentation offers a story of the growth of this small practice, through both built and ongoing projects.

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2019 Conference | Session - 4A Constructed Wetlands for Rural Wastewater Treatment
May
17
2:30 PM14:30

2019 Conference | Session - 4A Constructed Wetlands for Rural Wastewater Treatment

TITLE:  "Constructed Wetlands for Rural Wastewater Treatment"

Presenter: Alison Tomkins

Approved LACES Health Safety course

Description:

Small communities have a small tax base, limited funding, limited staffing, and must still meet all federal and state requirements for the treatment of wastewater. Many small communities in the United States are now facing the challenging problem of how to replace aging rural infrastructure like wastewater treatment systems with limited resources. This is compounded by increasingly stringent water quality standards for treated effluent. Constructed wetlands provide a cost-effective solution for wastewater treatment that can be applied to small communities, and provide sustainable benefits that traditional engineered systems cannot, such as wildlife habitat, energy savings, irrigation water, and recreation area. Case studies of effective wastewater treatment wetlands are presented. Cost, effectiveness, and benefits of a constructed wastewater treatment wetland are compared to traditional systems to demonstrate the value and feasibility of constructed wastewater treatment wetlands. Permitting and funding logistics are discussed, with specific examples from a rural community in Idaho.  

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2019 Conference | Session - 3A Design Plus Hope
May
17
1:30 PM13:30

2019 Conference | Session - 3A Design Plus Hope

Title: Design Plus Hope

Presenter: Huicheng Zhong    Creative Director, Managing Partner, Lab D+H Shenzhen

Approved LACES course

Description:

Lab D+H is a small landscape architectural design practice founded in Los Angeles in 2014. Despite being relatively new, Lab D+H is currently delivering a strong and diverse performance internationally. Most prominently, its work is featured for its careful consideration of social issues, especially in China. However, the path has not been as smooth as it may appear. Facing a capital-driven market in China, the founding partners have been both fighting and adapting at the same time in order to keep their original design values – “Design for (with) the Public”. During 4 years of experiment and practice, the partners have been trying to set up a social agenda for each project at the very beginning, in which a clear public approach is taken as design methodology, even for commercial projects. This presentation offers a story of the growth of this small practice, through both built and ongoing projects.

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2019 Conference | Session 3B Tour Downtown
May
17
1:30 PM13:30

2019 Conference | Session 3B Tour Downtown

TITLE: Smart Growth Walking Tour

Deanna Smith

Smart growth offers us a framework to give tools to address social and environmental stresses and strains caused by growth. It views growth through a lens of how to do growth with positive outcomes for communities. Join Idaho Smart Growth and Garden City on a walking tour that highlights some of the Grow Smart Awards in the area to learn more about the awards program and the role landscaping can play in smart growth.

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2019 Conference | Session - 2B Role of Landscape in the Plan for Wildfire in the Urban Interface
May
17
11:00 AM11:00

2019 Conference | Session - 2B Role of Landscape in the Plan for Wildfire in the Urban Interface

TITLE : Role of Landscape in Reducing Wildfire impacts in the Urban Interface

Speakers:  BRETT VAN PAEPEGHEM, South Project Manager Idaho Firewise 

Brett has served as the Southern Idaho Project Manager for Idaho Firewise since 2014. He collaborates with various agencies on the development of new Firewise Demo Landscapes throughout Southern Idaho.

Roger Rosentreter

Roger earned his PhD in botany at the University of Montana in 1984. He retired from a 35 year career as the Idaho Bureau of Land Management state botanist several years ago, but continues to serve on graduate faculty committees at all three Idaho universities and Utah State University. Roger started the Firewise demo garden in 1999. Roger has been a member of the NRCS Riparian Plant Improvement Advisory Committee, the International Forest Health Monitoring Program, a USAID forest health team in Lebanon, and on the President's Forest Ecosystem Management Assessment Team (FEMAT). He has authored nearly 100 scientific publications and is an author/co-author of six botanical reference books. He has worked on the biology and conservation of several federal and state listed endangered and threatened plant and animal species. In 2008, he received the Idaho Weed Hall of Fame Award.  He is currently teaching graduate level classes at Boise State University.

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Description

Recent wildfire events throughout the world have highlighted the consequences of development in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) is growing all over Idaho at the same time wildfires are growing in frequency and size. We need to help communities understand what they can and should be doing to more resilient in the event of wildfire. There is significant social and economic impact from these fires from the loss of homes to more tragically, lives as well as the challenges of recovery . This presentation will review the latest development in how we can reduce the impact of wild fires through innovative landscape design.

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2019 Conference | Session - 2A New Directions for National Parks
May
17
11:00 AM11:00

2019 Conference | Session - 2A New Directions for National Parks

Presenter: Beth Scott

Approved LACES course

Description

Our national parks have seen a significant increase in visitors in the past 10 years. In 2008, 275 million people visited the 61 national parks in the United States. By 2017, the number had increased to 331 million. Budgets haven’t been increased to address the growth and the infrastructure within these parks is struggling to keep up. Our presentation will show in depth the impacts of growing use and the options for addressing the impact while providing opportunities to enhance the visitor experience.

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Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

2019 Idaho Montana ASLA Rendezvous - Call for speakers (due)

Call For Speakers - Idaho Montana Rendezvous 2019

This is a "Call for Speakers" to submit your proposal to speak at IMASLA Rendezvous in Boise, Idaho May 16-18. If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and expertise with over 150 landscape architects, please submit a prospectus NO LATER THAN ­­­­­­­­­­­­­November 16, 2018!

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Jack O' Lantern Jamboree
Oct
18
7:30 AM07:30

Jack O' Lantern Jamboree

MSU’s ASLA Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree

October 17, 2018 | 7 PM | Basement of Linfield

ASLA’s first pumpkin carving event will be held at 7 PM on October 17th, 2018 in the basement of Linfield hall.
All pumpkins will be put on display near the plant growth center.
Pumpkins provided while supplies last, otherwise BYOP

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Oct
7
3:30 PM15:30

The Art of Managing Stormwater

The Art of Managing Stormwater. Participants will be encouraged to use their “whole brains” (as opposed to “right” or “left”) while planning, designing and implementing stormwater management practices. An analysis of current regulatory and design approaches will be contrasted with case studies demonstrating successful challenges to traditional thinking.

 

Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula: Parlor D

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Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Challenges of SITES Process and End Results

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) is a comprehensive framework and rating system promoting practices in the protection and enhancement of ecosystem services and the benefits provided to our communities through best practices and management of soil, water, vegetation, materials, and human health.  This session will review the SITES framework in light of challenges faced in sustainable development in the intermountain west, the desired benefits, and advantages of SITES certification.

Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula: Parlor D

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Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Two-River Float Trip

Why float one river when you can float two during your conference? Join Missoula Parks and Recreation for a relaxing and engaging float through the confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers. Learn about the removal of the dam, float past the new Kettlehouse Amphitheater, Milltown State Park, FWP fishing access sites, Brennan’s Wave, and other Missoula must see locations! All equipment and guides provided.

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