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Resilient, Healthy and Equitable Landscape Architecture in South Florida

  • February 24, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
  • Zoom
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Resilient, Healthy and Equitable Landscape Architecture in South Florida

Landscape Architecture plays an important role in building community resilience and fostering human health and wellness. Our neighborhoods, streetscapes and open spaces should respond to a changing climate while promoting inclusion and accessibility to all. This session will review best practices around resilient landscape planning and design, environmental stewardship, and equitable design, and will introduce participants to recent ASLA guidelines, case studies and resources on both Resilience and Universal Design.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand Landscape Architecture’s role in enhancing site resilience through green infrastructure, flood protection, food security, and passive survivability.
  2. Introduce ASLA’s guide on Resilient Design and solutions as they relate to professional practice in South Florida.
  3. Review best practices in responsible hardscapes, transportation infrastructure and equitable site amenities.
  4. Introduce ASLA’s guide on Universal Design and need for inclusive outdoor spaces both in the public realm and in private development.

Meet The Speaker:

Jonathan Burgess, President


Green Globes & FGBC Designated Professional

Jonathan Burgess is an educator, landscape architect, and serial entrepreneur focused on ventures that promote green building, sustainable landscapes, and healthy products. For over a decade, his core focus has been assisting real estate developers, design professionals, construction teams and facility operators with creating high performing, healthy buildings and neighborhoods.

As a LEED Fellow and President of Spinnaker Group, Jonathan and his team have consulted on over 150 LEED certified projects, with a global portfolio of over 200 buildings currently pursuing certification. The Spinnaker team is unique in their diversity of professional training, fluency in ten languages, and experience on projects in hot and humid climates.


Lead in promoting healthy and just communities through the design and stewardship of our natural and built environment.


P.O. Box 841
Pensacola, FL 32591
Office: 850.480.7332

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