Quest for Resilience:
Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Plant Design
Presented on December 14, 2018 by Laura Hansplant
What do changing weather patterns mean with regard to how we design the landscape? In this webinar, Laura Hansplant examines the concept of resilience with regard to landscape design.
Using a series of case studies and practical examples, she discusses how we can replicate plant community dynamics and structure to foster robust and adaptable landscapes. She also emphasizes the importance of cultural expectations and their implications for ecologically-based planting design.
Laura Hansplant is a landscape architect and co-owner at Roofmeadow. Previously with Andropogon Associates, she has over 20 years’ experience in sustainable landscape design. She has worked on projects in a variety of locations ranging from Toronto to Virginia. Her current work explores dynamic approaches to planting design for urban landscapes.
This presentation is part of the “Focus on Sustainability” webinar series prepared for landscape professionals and the public. The series is being presented through collaboration of: The Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) The Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC) The Sustainability Committee of the Illinois Landscape and Contractors Association (ILCA) The Kansas City Native Plant Initiative (KCNP) And ReScape California Known regionally for their quality education programs, these organizations are working cooperatively to share knowledge with landscape professionals and the public from around the country and the globe to promote sustainable landscape practices.