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AIA East Tennesse Tri-Cities Tech Session: Leah Gardner and Joan Monaco, Owners of Gardner Monaco Design

September 12

Speakers: Leah Gardner and Joan Monaco, Owners of Gardner Monaco Design. 

Course Description: 
This presentation will cover design, implementation, and management strategies used to create ecologically & aesthetically rich landscape systems that balance functional needs with broader goals of increasing biodiversity, maximizing resilience, & reflecting regional character. We will focus on real examples and lessons learned in developing impactful, accessible, and manageable demonstrations through residential, commercial, and public projects.

HSW Justification: 
The presentation will highlight ways that an ecologically driven approach to landscape design, implementation, and management can positively impact human health and wellbeing by recognizing that humans plan an integral role in the ecology of their environments. Diverse, resilient landscape systems positively affect environmental factors that directly impact human health and safety including air and water quality, as well as urban heat island effects, and access to shade and shelter. Landscape systems can also influence occupant well-being by providing richness of occupant experience, measurable psychological benefits of interacting with nature, reduced human and material resource use, and educational opportunities.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understanding the principals of ecological landscape planning
  • Identifying opportunities for ecological landscape planning in the built environment
  • Applying ecological landscape principles to design, implementation, and management

CEU Credit: 1 HSW l LU 

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