ASLA-MN 2017 Education Session - Equity: Designing for the 21st Century

Date: Fri. 21 Apr, 2017 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Duration: 9 Hours


In the 21st Century a chasm is widening. Now, more than ever, we must use our talents to meet and steward human needs and social realities in response to the changing demographics of our cities and countryside. Landscape Architects are perfectly positioned to offer community leaders creative design solutions that foster social, environmental, and economic equity. However, we cannot do this in a vacuum; we must continue to educate ourselves with new perspectives, else we stagnate.

Join us as we learn how landscape architecture and other professions can work together to implement new tools that promote equitable solutions.

Presenters will share programs, strategies, case studies, and methods of collaborating across professional boundaries that are at the vanguard today.

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7:45 - 8:15 a.m. Registration and Social Time
8:15 - 8:45 a.m. Conference Introduction
8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Advancing Health Equity in the 21st Century
» Jeanne Ayers, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Health Equity Strategist for the Minnesota Department of Health
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Design Justice Platform: Building a Collaborative Justice Framework to Organize the Activist Designer
» Bryan C. Lee Jr., Place + Civic Design Director for the Arts Council of New Orleans
11:00 a.m. - Noon Ethics Session Panel
» Bruce Lemke, Plantscape, Inc. / Commercial Silk International
» Bruce Chamberlain, Urban Designer at Loam LLC
» Ellen Stewart, PLA, Landscape Architect for St. Paul Parks and Recreation
Noon - 1:10 p.m. Lunch and Vendor Meet & Greet
1:10 - 2:00 p.m. ReCAST Minneapolis: Advancing Equity and Resilience by Confronting Structural Racism
» Joy Marsh Stephens, Director of ReCAST Minneapolis Program
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. A Pipeline for Future Young Professionals
» Matt Norris, Manager of Employer Engagement STEP-UP Achieve
» James Olson, Career Pipelines Coordinator at STEP-UP Achieve 
» Damaris Hollingsworth, Vice President of THOR Design Plus
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Causes and Effects: Equity Issues Along the Green Line
» Regina Flanagan, PLA, Art ▪ Landscape ▪ Design LLC, Panel Facilitator
» Jamil Jude, Director of the Minnesota’s History Theatre’s play “The Highwaymen” by Josh Wilder
» Kristine Miller, PhD, Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of MN
» Gretchen Nicholls, Program Officer, Big Picture Project, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
» Metric M. Giles I, Executive Director, Community Stabilization Project, Stops Coalition Member and Co-chair, Landconnecter
4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Conference Summary

Friday, April 21, 2017
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CHS Field (Securian Club)
360 N Broadway St.
St Paul, MN 55101
Parking at CHS Field 

Earlybird deadline: April 14
Members $90 early; $115 late
Nonmembers $115 early; $135 late
Students $45

Fees include access to all of the sessions, a continental breakfast, and lunch.

Professional Development Hours:
6.5 PDHs (1 hour of the 6.5 PDHs will count for Ethics credit)

Pre-registration has closed.  
Walk-in registrations are welcome!  Check in at the onsite registration desk.

Parking Options
1. Parking at CHS Field
2. A'Bulae Ramp, 255 6th Street East ($8 - $15)
3. Union Depot - Lot B, 200 East Kellogg Boulevard ($4 Evening rate)

Lightrail Transit
Take the Green line to St. Paul - Union Depot Station.  Walk .2 miles NE to CHS Field