CONNECTING COMMUNITIES | CULTIVATING NATURE
Planning Livable Communities explores how physical form impacts community character and quality of life. Learn how placemaking is a result of integrating land use planning, urban design, and transportation in a purposeful manner.
ways landscape architects can benefit wildlife: pollinators, butterflies & birds
andscape architects play an immense role in protecting the pollinators, native birds and native butterflies in the ecosystem. North America is being inundated by exotic, invasive plants & insects that have almost entirely been imported by humans on purpose or inadvertently. Native plants are in many cases better adapted to geographical regions. They provide food & habitat for our threatened native insects & birds, and are just as, or more attractive than non-native plants. Understand interactions between insects, birds & plants. Learn about threats to our pollinators.
Vibrant communities are certainly informed by well-designed and executed built environments, but the essence of place is far more than the physical. Daniel Hintz will take the audience on a journey to identify the DNA of Place™ and use his Theater of Cool™ model to help communities align vision and implementation through cultivated human experiences.
Trials and success of a public garden in recreating a native plant habitat. Compton Gardens has helped lead the way to make native plants not only an acceptable choice, but a popular choice for landscaping in Bentonville and the Northwest Arkansas region.