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SITES Community Call: Nurturing Health and Well-being through Sustainable Site Design

Thursday, June 23 at 3-4 PM ET

SITES projects are powerhouses in their communities for not only supporting healthy landscapes that provide essential ecosystem services, but also for promoting the mental and physical well-being of their users. Recent SITES-certified projects, the Colby College Athletic Complex in Maine and the Fort Missoula Regional Park in Montana, both achieved high scores in the "Site Design - Human Health and Well-being" category of the SITES v2 Rating System for demonstrating a strong commitment to social equity and resilience.

The Colby College Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center serves campus athletics programs as well as the greater city of Waterville community with indoor sports facilities and outdoor amenities. The native meadow habitat surrounding the athletics complex is the first SITES project to achieve Gold-level certification in New England. Notably, the facility also achieved LEED Platinum certification for its green building practices.

The largest SITES-certified park to date and the first SITES project to achieve certification in the state of Montana, Fort Missoula Regional Park is a 156-acre greenspace dedicated to providing a comprehensive outdoor fitness area for its visitors. The park features trails, pavilions, picnic areas, and sport courts where guests can enjoy nature while engaging in restorative physical and social activities.

Learn about the strategies that these two projects implemented to attain success in SITES’ Human Health and Well-being credit category to promote self-care through community care.

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SITES Community Call: The Bai'etan Exhibition Center, China's first SITES Platinum project

THIS COMMUNITY CALL HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO CHINA'S COVID-19 SURGE. ALL REGISTRANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF A NEW DATE FOR THIS EXTRAORDINARY PROJECT.

Learn about the first SITES Platinum certified project in China, the Bai'etan Exhibition Center in Guandong. Located within the densely populated Great Bay area, the Bai'etan Exhibition Center was the site of a large-scale warehouse and industrial area built in the 1970s. The Center's redesign integrates environmental regeneration and stewardship strategies along the scenic Pearl River waterfront, setting a benchmark for Guangzhou planning and landscape development. The project team will explain how their use of the SITESv2 rating system led to their success and leadership in restoring a healthy, urban landscape. Read more about the project in their project profile and article

Speakers:
Lili Pan, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, ID+C, CEM, CxA, WELL AP
Managing Director, TREND

Dou Zhang, FASLA, PLA, LEED AP BD+C, SITES AP
Senior Associate & Director, Shanghai Office, Sasaki

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Upcoming SITES community calls

September 14 and November 9: All take place on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern
Save the dates. Details coming soon.