Landscape Ecology

Date: February 12, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
Location: Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Road, 78704 

Consider all multi-modal travel options in your trip planning. The seminar site is served by several CapMetro routes and dedicated bicycle lanes along Barton Springs Road. Bicycle parking is available in the Austin Energy parking garage and free car parking is available at Palmer Events Center. Many restaurants are within walking distance - feel free to bring your lunch.


Thoughtful landscape design goes beyond designing for beauty. Small site landscapes and open space regional designs can create multi-functional green spaces that restore ecosystems, protect natural resources and increase community resiliency in the face of droughts, floods and other challenges. Learn how integrated landscape design can help preserve Austin's wildlife, air and water quality, culture and more. Speakers will discuss the Sustainable SITES Initiative goals and how to optimize landscape performance as well as review the range of benefits that nature-based solutions can provide in urban landscapes at multiple scales.


Katie Coyne, Senior Planner and Ecologist, Asakura Robinson
Amy Belaire, Austin Urban Conservation Scientist and Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy
Danielle Pieranunzi, Program Specialist for the SITES Rating System, Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI)


Seminars are open to building professionals and other invited guests. RSVP is encouraged. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The seminars are approved for AIA Learning Units, AICP CM Credits, GBCI CE Hours for LEED AP and SITES AP. Certificates of completion are provided for self-reporting. To register click here.


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