Continuing Education

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES | CULTIVATING NATURE

Dave Roberts, ASLA Vice President Planning, Crafton Tull

Dave Roberts, ASLA

Vice President Planning, Crafton Tull

PLANNING LIVABLE COMMUNITIES

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.

 

 

Dr. Donald Steinkraus Professor, UA Department of Entomology

Dr. Donald Steinkraus

Professor, UA Department of Entomology

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.

Daniel Hintz Principal & CEO The Velocity Group

Daniel Hintz

Principal & CEO The Velocity Group

dna of place: understanding the essence of great communities

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.

Corrin Troutman Executive Director Peel Compton Foundation

Corrin Troutman

Executive Director Peel Compton Foundation

compton gardens: successfully connecting people & native plants

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.

Sponsor of Compton Gardens Speaker

Sponsor of Compton Gardens Speaker