Video: Sustainable vs Resilient: Conflict, Coexistence and Collaboration – 5.17.16

Sustainable vs Resilient: Conflict, Coexistence and Collaboration – 5.17.16 from Center for Architecture on Vimeo.
The driver of sustainability is vitality and the driver of resilience is disturbance. What then, do we, as design professionals, need to consider or adapt in our design process to incorporate both of these concepts? We believe we must embrace the core principles of holistic design, triple bottom line, lifecycle, and systemic approaches to infrastructure. By that we mean each infrastructure system (water, waste, power, transportation, park, etc.) needs to be designed to be both resilient and sustainable. In this session, panelists will present where we are now, the basis of design, and achieving adaptation through case studies and projects from around the world. The panel will explore conflict, coexistence, and collaboration between various design disciplines and the relationship of sustainability and resilience.
Introduction and Moderator: Donna Walcavage, FASLA, ENV SP, Principal, Landscape Architect, Stantec
Speakers:
Illya Azaroff, AIA, Director of Design, +LAB Architect LLC; Associate Professor, NYCCT
Walter Meyer, ASLA, LEED AP, Principal, Local Office Landscape Architecture
Respondent: Claire Weisz, FAIA, Founding Principal, WXY architecture + urban design
Organized by: AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee and ASLA-NY

Video: Inside the LA Studio with !melk

Inside the LA Studio with !melk from ASLA on Vimeo.

Learn about the work of !melk, a dynamic, internationally-recognized landscape architecture and urban design firm.

Presentation from the 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting in Denver

Video: Inside the LA Studio with Hollander Design

Inside the LA Studio with Hollander Design from ASLA on Vimeo.

Learn more about Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects, which has been involved with environmental planning and design for 20 years.

Presentation from the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting in Chicago

Park filters rainwater that flows into Gowanus Canal

Aired on Fox News, December 18, 2015

by Sharon Crowley

– When it rains, a place called Sponge Park in Brooklyn starts to work. Landscape architect Susannah Drake helped design the park. It sits at the end of Second Street along the Gowanus Canal. Basically the water flows down the street and it flows into a sedimentation basin so that grabs all the water.

The Gowanus Canal was dredged centuries ago to move industrial commerce. It is still used today to transport scrap metal. It’s one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States — as a federally designated superfund site. That means federal dollars are being spent to try to clean up the canal.

The park captures rain water flowing down Second Street, filters out waste and toxic materials using plants, soil and gravel.

Drake was a child when President Nixon signed into law the Clean Water Act. That legislation now enables her to do a lot of the work that she believed as a kid. She lives in Brooklyn not too far from Sponge Park.

Scientists from Manhattan College will be checking on the progress of Sponge Park. They’ve stored equipment monitoring equipment under canisters to check after a big storm. This is a pilot project opens officially in the spring. If it is a success sponge parks might pop up in other places along the canal.

Drake knows the park won’t improve the contaminated canal, but she takes pride in knowing this canal isn’t getting worse.

100 Year Anniversary Short Film

ASLA-NY is so pleased to present this preview to a slightly longer film to commemorate our 100th Anniversary!

The intention for the film was to highlight historical events and persons that helped shape landscape architecture in NYC in the last 100 years, key accomplishments of our chapter and members and discuss what the future holds for our profession. This video was first shown at our President’s Dinner Gala on November 6, 2014. For more on our President’s Dinner click here

ASLA-NY 100 Year Anniversary Short Film from ASLA-NY on Vimeo.

Video Credits:
Videography: AD Lubow, LLC

Steering Committee:
Jennifer Nitzky, ASLA, Co-Chair
Stephen Koren, ASLA, Co-Chair
Kathleen Cholewka, ASLA
Adrian Smith, ASLA
Frank Varro, ASLA
Joe Disponzio, ASLA

Participants:
Elena Brescia, ASLA
Joseph Disponzio, ASLA
M Paul Friedberg, FASLA
Ed Hollander, FASLA
Signe Nielsen, FASLA
Christopher Nolan, FASLA
Nicholas Quennell, FASLA
Laura Starr, ASLA
Donna Walcavage, FASLA
Annette Wilkus, FASLA

Photo Credits:
NYC Parks
The Central Park Conservancy
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Jennifer Nitzky, RLA, ASLA, ISA
SCAPE Landscape Architecture PLLC
Siteworks Landscape Architecture
Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners PLLC
The Trust for Public Land

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Video: The Importance of Research for Successful International Projects

Published April 28, 2014

By: ASLA-NY

When designers work internationally and across cultures, understanding the people and environmental contexts of the project are especially critical.  This panel will explore a variety of ways that academic and scientific research informs, shapes and improves landscape architectural design.  The participants, from Australia, Italy, Spain and Iran, are studying the gradual impact of climate change on natural hazards, preserving indigenous methods of adaptations, analyzing the processes at work in urban forests, sustainable approaches to design and construction, biodigesters, water conservation.   Collectively, we will discuss how research and inquiry influence innovation in international landscape architectural practice.

Speakers:
Sara Zare – Visiting Scholar at SUNY-ESF, University of Tehran, Iran
Julia Watson – Principal, Studio Rede, NYC/Australia, Interdisciplinary Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
Eleonora Zilianti, ASLA – Principal, Landstudio, NYC/Italy
Enrique Ibanez Gonzalez – Principal, Urbanmatters, Spain
Marcha Johnson, ASLA, PhD – Moderator

Location: Trespa Design Centre, 62 Greene St

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