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How nature-based solutions are key to resilient city infrastructure

Greenbuild 2022: Sustainable Infrastructure Summit (virtual)

Thursday, October 13 at 12:45-1:45 PM PT

As we prepare for climate change, increasing population, and rapid urbanization, there is a potent opportunity to invest differently in city infrastructure. Nature-based solutions and landscape-led interventions create value and address multiple societal needs. Parks, university campuses, streetscapes, plazas, and other open spaces can serve as essential infrastructure for improving health, creating habitat, providing flood control, reducing urban heat island effects, and more.

Presenters will include:

  • Danielle Pieranunzi, SITES Director, Green Business Certification Inc.
  • Heather Whitlow, Senior Director of Programs & Communications, Landscape Architecture Foundation




Prioritizing Nature for Equity and Resilience

Greenbuild 2022: San Francisco, CA

Thursday, November 3 at 11:30-12:30 PM PT

Cities are increasingly prioritizing landscapes and outdoor spaces as opportunities to address multiple societal needs and create value in their communities. Cities such as San Francisco, Austin, and Atlanta are embracing sustainable landscape design and integrating nature back into cities to ensure social and ecological resilience in the era of climate change. Rating systems are used as tools by these cities to inspire research and projects that promote targeted nature-based design interventions and green infrastructure that can substantially mitigate the heat island effect while also addressing historical inequities such as unequal energy burden, frontline community health, and food deserts. Hear from a panel of city officials and landscape designers as they highlight transformational parks and trails in multiple cities across the United States.

Presenters will include:

  • Kevin W. Burke, FASLA – Atlanta BeltLine Inc
  • Liana Kallivoka, PhD, PE, LEED Fellow – Austin Parks and Recreation Department

Moderator: Karema M. Seliem, LEED AP – U.S. Green Building Council



LAF's 37th Annual Benefit in San Francisco

Friday, November 11 at 7-10 PM PST

As an event sponsor, SITES is pleased to meet with other land development professionals and enthusiasts in conjunction with the 2022 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture. Reunite with the top designers and leaders from practice, academia, and industry over local food and amazing company. Tickets include fine local food and an open bar with all proceeds supporting LAF research, scholarships, and leadership programs.



2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture

November 11-14 

The ASLA 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture offers over 120 courses, allowing attendees to fulfill their professional development hours (PDH) over four days. Explore the 8 education tracks below. Additionally, the ASLA EXPO will provide hands-on access to products from over 300 manufacturers and suppliers.



SITES Community Call

Wednesday, December 7 at 1-2 PM ET

Save the date. Details coming soon.