Greenways and Climate Change Resilience: A Call to Action at the ASLA Ecology & Restoration PPN Meeting

With a record number of industry events postponed or canceled this year, it’s comforting to have a good record of past conferences to reflect on for inspiration. 

The 2019 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Conference was particularly memorable.  WRA Landscape Architect, Ingrid Morken, captured the highlights of the Ecology & Restoration Professional Practice Network meeting in this latest article for The Field, ASLA’s Professional Practice Network’s blog.

Vaughn Rinner, FASLA, speaking at the Ecology & Restoration Professional Practice Network (PPN) meeting during the 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Diego. / image: Sohyun Park

“While greenways have often been considered primarily in the context of trails and recreation, they increasingly provide the important ecological function of facilitating species movement, benefiting genetic and biological diversity. Cohesive open space provides continuous habitat which traverses changes in latitude and elevation and a means for wildlife and pollinators to move in response to climate change. Thus, there is an urgent need for an expanded concept of greenways to facilitate unencumbered movement of flora and fauna across the landscape.”

Read the full article here.