APA Announces Sustaining Places Initiative at World Urban Forum

March 27, 2010,AEDT

American Planning Association (APA) President Bruce Knight, FAICP, at the United Nation’s Fifth World Urban Forum (WUF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil announced the Sustaining Places Initiative will focus on the role of planning in addressing the entire set of human settlement issues relating to sustainability. The initiative will establish | Read More

Sustainable Sites gets coverage in Biocycle

December 23, 2009,AEDT

The Sustainable Sites Initiative launched the Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009 in November 2009 has received more recent press coverage from the December issue of Biocycle magazine. The article looks at the history of the Initiative and explores the Ecosystem as a Baseline. The article also looks at the pilot program | Read More

Sustainable Sites coverage *UPDATE*

November 10, 2009,AEDT

Sustainable Sites launch is getting some nation-wide press coverage. USA Today – Landscapes now get ‘green’ ratings Washington Times – Landscape groups announce eco-ratings Environmental Leader – Sustainable Sites Initiative Rates Landscaping Sustainability Earthtimes.org – New Rating System for Sustainable Landscapes Expected to Influence Future Park Design and Development If you | Read More

Sustainable Sites Guidelines & Benchmarks – Launched

November 5, 2009,AEDT

As WLA reported recently – today is the launch of Guidelines &  Performance Benchmarks of the Sustainable Sites Initiative. You can download the 233 page report from the Sustainable Sites website. Today is also the opening of the Call for Pilot Projects to test various aspects of the Sustainable Sites | Read More

FEATURE: Interview with Jason King

August 12, 2009,AEDT

Sustainable Sites is an initiative with a interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices. Jason King is a Senior Associate | Read More