Now available and free to view for ASLA members through ASLA Online Learning: SITES Section 2.2: Conduct a Pre-Design Assessment. Produced in partnership with the Sustainable Design & Development Professional Practice Network, this presentation guides your design team in evaluating optimal site performance and pre-design assessment and planning to determine potential opportunities.

Objectives Include:

  • Understand how to map and asses existing site conditions according to the outline in the submittal documentation section.
  • Identify opportunities for sustainable outcomes for the project site and how they may affect the design.
  • Analyze how the pilot project examples utilized section 2.2 to map out the strategy of their project design with emphasis on particular topics.

This comprehensive presentation is free for all ASLA members to view. Pricing for LA CES credit:

  • ASLA members: $40
  • Associate ASLA members:$30
  • Student ASLA members: $20
  • Nonmembers: $165


  • Benefit the environment, property owners and local and regional communities and economies.
  • Provide ecosystem services and create ecologically resilient communities that are better able to withstand and recover from floods, droughts, wildfires and other catastrophic events.
  • Reduce water demand by requiring less maintenance and filtering and reducing stormwater runoff
  • Involve no—or limited—pesticide use, reduce energy consumption, help sequester carbon and improve air quality.
  • Enable wildlife habitat, conserve natural resources and offset development impacts.
  • Promote human health.