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Friday, October 31 o 10:15 am - 11:45 am

A1. Educating About Smart Growth for Healthy Lifestyles
Intermediate - Track: House Rules
PennSCAPE's (Pennsylvania Strategies, Codes and People Environments) multidisciplinary team will discuss this multimedia program for neighborhood planning and design that has been created to educate citizens, developers, and municipal officials about smart growth strategies. More info at:
A2. The Emerging Culture of Green Roof Technology
Intermediate - Track: The Green Machine
Learn the basics of green roof technology, the cultural and environmental basics, and learn the requirements for designing a green roof. More info at:
A3. Saving Downtown: Balancing Economics and Authenticity
Intermediate - Track: Getting There
Participants learn to balance historic preservation with new design. More info at:
A4. Principles and Practice of River Restoration and Design
Intermediate - Track: Ebb & Flow
Practitioners will learn about integrating riverfronts and designs into ecologically and biologically sustainable environments. More info at:
A5a. Meeting of the Minds
Introductory - Track: Your Tool Box
Attendees learn to manage meetings to be efficient and successful. Learn tools to help facilitate group process designs, consensus building, and communication. More info at:
A5b. CEO Round Table-Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Advanced - Track: Your Tool Box
Leaders of several companies and one federal agency will talk about how they are adjusting to the morphing economy. More info at
A6. Specification Fundamentals and Software for Landscape Architecture
Intermediate - Track: Practice This!
This session covers the importance of organizing, coordinating, qualifying, and editing specifications. Participants will learn to create quality specifications. More info at: Pbrosnahan or EFSmith
A7. The Crescent City
Intermediate - Track: Meaningful Places
New Orleans is a study in cultural diversity and influences. Participants will study the development of the "Big Easy"
A8. Rocks, Trees, Rivers: State of the Art in Digital Landscape Modeling
Intermediate - Track: LandTech Going Digital
A survey of CAD software tools, including AutoCAD; 3Dstudio Max and VIZ; FormZ; VectorWorks; Maya, Rhino; and ArcGIS. More info at: servin

Friday, October 31 o 1:45pm - 3:13 pm

B1. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Intermediate - Track: House Rules
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) reviews how to reduce crime through mechanical, natural and procedural methods. Attendees examine CPTED guidelines and approaches from law enforcement and resident perspectives. More info at:
B2. Ecological Infrastructure: A Primer for Integrated Wastewater Management
Intermediate - Track: The Green Machine
From ancient civilizations to modern Europe, the session will examine ecological alternatives to conventional infrastructure systems. More info at:
B3. Applying Context Sensitive Design at a Site Scale: Beyond Engineering Rhetoric
Intermediate - Track: Getting There
Participants learn how to work with engineers, transportation departments, and Context Sensitive Design (CSD). More info at:
B4. Fuzzy Edges Between Green and Blue: How Designers Are Reshaping Aquatic Shorelines
Intermediate - Track: Ebb & Flow
This session seeks to develop awareness of often-neglected water landscapes. The scale, analysis, limitations and alternatives of water-based projects will be studied. More info at:
B5. Planning for Retirement: Reaching Your Goal
Introductory - Track: Your Tool Box
Learn how to choose a retirement plan for your goals, and how the plan into your business. More info at:
B6. Making Arbitration Work for You
Intermediate - Track: Practice This!
Avoiding disputes, keeping proper records, and identifying the four areas of dispute resolution (negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation) are the theme of this session. Attendees learn about importance and limits of contract content, and how to win disputes. More info at:

Friday, October 31 o 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

C1. "Life As We Know It Will Never Be the Same After 9-11."
Intermediate - Track: House Rules
Security in design is becoming more of a focus in the industry. This session will examine how design professionals can address this issue and implement it into their work. More info at:
C2. Applying Landscape Ecology to Restoration in Developing Areas
Intermediate - Track: The Green Machine
Human interaction with restored landscapes can be motivated by the right design. Participants will learn how to relate ecological concepts to restoration design, and will develop their ability to critically examine existing restoration projects. More info at:
C3. The American Parkway: Culture, Place, and Collaboration
Intermediate - Track: Getting There
This session examines the Canal Parkway as an example of successful design based on collaboration between landscape architects, engineers, and other disciplines. More info at:
C4. The Neponset River Daylighting Project
Intermediate - Track: Ebb & Flow
Daylighting concepts, such as those used on the Neponset River, can be integrated into high-use areas with innovative bioengineering techniques. More info at:
C5. Time and Stress Management
Introductory - Track: Your Tool Box
A humorous and informative presentation on money and time management, customer satisfaction, stress reduction and effective business management. More info at:
C6. "LARE Survival"
Introductory - Track: Practice This!
CLARB and LARE Preparation Committee members will disclose changes to the LARE exam, and discuss how to prepare for it. More info at:
C7. Memories from the Mist: Interpreting Multiple Layers of History at Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery
Intermediate - Track: Meaningful Places
Participants will use the Chalmette Battlefield as an example of how to manage historic landscapes for multiple uses. More info at:
C8. Approaching Technology As a Design Process
Intermediate - Track: LandTech Going Digital
With the increasing complexity of technological applications, this session will help professionals how to make it fit into their design processes. More info at:

Saturday, November 1 o 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

D1. Landscape Codes and Culture, the Visual Effects
Intermediate - Track: House Rules
This session covers how landscape codes affect projects, and how they relate to designs. Examine the first photographic data base to manifest codes into visuals that help the landscape architect understand how the laws will affect their designs. More info at:
D2. Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements-Design and Construction
Intermediate - Track: The Green Machine
The use of permeable interlocking concrete pavements has been listed by the EPA as a best management practice for treating pollutants in stormwater runoff and supporting vehicles for roads and parking lots. Participants will learn to choose surfaces and bases, how to size it for their particular uses, and will attain written construction specifications for the interlocking concrete pavements. More info at:
D3. From the Beach to the Mountains: Universal Design for All
Introductory - Track: Getting There
Accessibility to beaches, docks, trails, campgrounds and other facilities will be addressed, and the new design guidelines for the Americans with Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act.
D4. Gulf Coast Conservation and Restoration Issues
Intermediate - Track: Ebb & Flow
As a precursor to Session E4-Case Studies: Restoration and Reclamation Projects in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Arizona, this session will cover the ethics and techniques of wetlands use in the development of the Gulf Coast. More info at:
D5a. Demystifying Those Mysterious Fellows
Introductory - Track: Your Tool Box
Participants will learn about the nomination and selection of ASLA Fellows. More info at:
D5b. Making the Transition to Running Your Own Firm
Intermediate - Track: Your Tool Box
Study the pros and cons of starting an independent practice, address issues surrounding the matter, and ethical issues that arise with clients. More info at:
D6. What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: The American Standard for Nursery Stock
Intermediate - Track: Practice This!
Participants will discuss the implications of ANSI 260.1, which states: "All plant material shall conform to the American Standard for Nursery Stock." More info at:
D7. Slave Landscape and Life in Low Country Plantations: Myth and Reality
Intermediate - Track: Meaningful Places
Attendees will gain an understanding of slave life of South Carolina, and discover aspects of the landscape that are important in interpreting historical sites. More info at:
D8. Digital Site Analysis: Visualizing the Layers of Space, Culture, and Place
Intermediate - Track: LandTech Going Digital
The objective of this session is to examine how digital technologies can help in analyzing a site for design, development and preservation. Technology covered includes FormZ; ElectricImage; Adobe Photoshop; Premiere; PowerPoint; and Macromedia Director. More info at:
E1. The New Regulatory Landscape: Stormwater Phase II
Intermediate - Track: House Rules
Learn how to integrate the EPA's new requirement for cities to submit stormwater management plans that cover construction and the life of the project. More info at:
E2. Introduction of a New Distributed Split-Flow Stormwater Design Strategy
Intermediate - Track: The Green Machine
This decentralized on-site stormwater design strategy is designed to reproduce the same levels of runoff rates, quality, evaporation and groundwater recharge as preproduction levels. Participants will learn about the split-flow strategy, the ecological benefits, and the costs of implementing this system. More info at:
E3. Learning from the 2003 Rail-Trail Design Recognition Awards
Intermediate - Track: Getting There
Participants will learn to implement winning bike and pedestrian designs from the ASLA Rail-Trail Recognition Awards program. More info at
E4. Case Studies: Restoration and Reclamation Projects in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Arizona
Intermediate - Track: Ebb & Flow
A companion session to D4-Gulf Coast Conservation 7 Restoration Issues, the session will review current restoration projects in the United States. Attendees will learn what questions to ask when addressing ecological concerns, and learn to understand restoration approaches for different landscapes. More info at:
E5. Winning Strategies: ASLA Professional Awards Jury Discussion
Introductory - Track: Your Tool Box
The ASLA 2003 Professional Awards jury discusses what makes a winning entry. Attendees will learn how to successfully prepare an entry, and understand the judging criteria. More info at:
E6. Post WTO Entry: American Landscape Architects Opportunities in China
Introductory - Track: Practice This!
As China enters the World Trade Organization, its design market also opens up a huge landscaping demand. Participants will learn about China's markets, cultural differences, and the procedures for practicing there. More info at:
E7. The Landscape of Ragdale: Country House to Artist Retreat
Introductory - Track: Meaningful Places
This session will use the Howard Van Doren Shaw estate, which is the site for artists-in-residence, to help participants learn to prepare a cultural landscape report and master plan. More info at:
E8. A Prototype for Interactive e-Education and Visualization
Introductory - Track: LandTec Going Digital
Participants will learn about acquiring and completing continued education through interactive computer applications created with macromedia Authorware; AutoCAD; LANDCADD; form-Z and Photoshop. More info at:

Sunday, November 2 o 8:30 am - 10:00 am

F1. Green Infrastructure: Achieving LEED Standards with Creative Site Design
Intermediate - Track: House Rules
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system helps landscape architects design more energy and water-efficient projects. Participants will understand how LEED ratings are applied to design. More info at:
F2. A Comprehensive Approach for Protecting Water Quality: Regional Planning, Assessing Impervious Area and Appropriate Stormwater Management Techniques
Advanced o Track: The Green Machine
This session will cover growth management planning methods used to assist regional water quality planning. Attendants will learn about developments in impervious surfaces and covers, and discover how to choose the best stormwater management techniques for overdevelopment. More info at:
F3. Walkability's Unique Role in Creating High-Quality Public Space and Community
Intermediate - Track: Getting There
Partakers will learn the 10 keys to making a walkable community that enhances the livability of an area. More info at:
F4. New Environmental Issues on the NYC Waterfront: a Range of Viewpoints Responding to Recent Biological, Climatic, and Structural Changes in N.Y. Harbor
Intermediate - Track: Ebb & Flow
A marine biologist, an ecological restorationist, a climatologist, and the manager of Manhattan's new major waterfront park will discuss techniques used on New York City's harbor front with regard to environmental issues.
F5. Public Partnerships to Create a City of Trees
Introductory o Track: Your Tool Box
Based on the large-scale tree survey in Washington, D.C., by GCA Casey Trees, this session will look at the importance of tree inventories in design, explore volunteer implementation and education, and learn to use GIS-enabled personal digital assistants for citizen-based inventories.

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