DIVERSITY THROUGH DESIGN
As a profession we have always tasked ourselves with a responsibility to the natural world. It is powerful and fragile, and every day we devote our practice to its care. We also dedicate ourselves to the human experience of place. Landscape Architects build the places people share. Where we come together as a family, as neighbors, as community.
At this moment in time, as the population grows and becomes increasingly diverse we are becoming more aware of the power and fragility of community. We as Landscape Architects are uniquely positioned to bring communities together, to influence health outcomes, to create opportunity.
Join us in Nashville, this May, for an exploration and celebration of our shared space and a dialogue on the opportunities and challenges we face. There will be tours, speakers and sessions that will excite, educate and challenge us.
According to the Nashville Area Metro Planning Organization, the Middle Tennessee region will grow by a million more people over the next 20 years. While this growth contributes to economic vitality, it also challenges the public spaces, stormwater and transit infrastructure, environmental and social health and the overall quality of life. From urban mixed use projects, to new single family neighborhoods, to parks and streets, Landscape Architects play a fundamental role in Nashville’s future.
Gina Ford is a Landscape Architect with Agency Landscape + Planning. She is focused on a mission-driven practice dedicated to addressing social equity, cultural vitality and environmental resilience through design excellence, strategic planning and community empowerment
Mikyoung Kim is an award-winning international designer who brings innovative ideas to the urban landscape. She is known for culturally significant designs that serve as a powerful tool to celebrate the beauty of the collective human experience.
Mikyoung's session is sponsored by University of Tennessee School of Landscape Architecture
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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
MAY 3 | THURSDAY
Nashville design TOURs
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
North Nashville and Historic Germantown Bike Tour
Charlotte Corridor Trolley Tour
Vanderbilt Campus Walking Tour
TNASLA AWARDS BANQUET
RECEPTION: 5:30 PM, DINNER: 6:30 PM, PROGRAM: 7:00 PM
SPONSORED BY: RECREATIONAL CONCEPTS
110 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201
SPONSORED BY: FIREFLY RECREATION
MAY 4 | FRIDAY
TNASLA CONFERENCE - 7 PDH AVAILABLE
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MIKYOUNG KIM, Mikyoung Kim Design
BRIDGING THE ART & SCIENCE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
GINA FORD, Agency Landscape + Planning
DESIGNING FOR RESILIENCE, EQUITY & DEMOCRACY
SPONSORED BY: BELGARD
SPEAKERS AND EDUCATION SESSIONS
Andrew tenBrink, James Corner Field Operations.
Big Projects / Big Personalities
John McConkey, Landscape Structures
Ingrid M. Kanics, OTR/L
Carol Ernst, Mary’s Magical Place
All Ages, All Abilities, All the Time: How Socially Sustainable are your parks?
Molly Meyer and Jesse Rosenbluth, Omni Ecosystems
The Comprehensive Green Roof: Beyond Extensive and Intensive. Learn how to maximize the environmental, social and financial benefit from green roofs.
Alexa Bush, City of Detroit and Maria Fuhrman city of Memphis
Reimagining the Civic Commons: Lessons from Memphis and Detroit in Revitalizing Public Space and Civic Assets
Eric Kopstain, Vanderbilt university
Future VU - A Vision for the Future of Vanderbilt's Campus
Ron Yearwood and Melody Gibson, Nashville Civic Design Center
Connecting the Dots: An Exercise in Community Engaged Design
Harriet Brooks, Hawkins Partners, Inc.
Building Social Resilience through Landscape: Lessons from Sardinia, Okinawa, and the TN Delta
Alisha Eley, Kimley-Horn, Curtis Thomas and Jeff Hall, Metropolitan Development and Housing Authority
Envision Sudekum Napier : Transforming Public Housing into a Choice Neighborhood