Sustainable Design

Education Session - Panel Format

SAT-B09 - Transdisciplinary Influence in the Anthropocene: A Leadership Framework for Landscape Architects

Saturday, October 20
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 117

1.5 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AICP, FL

Welcome to the Anthropocene, a time of accelerated global change marked by human impact. Experts share how a solid understanding of this epoch’s complexities can propel landscape architects to be thought leaders and change makers, resulting in greater community resiliency. Learn about infusing this understanding into successful practice and advocacy efforts.

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Bruce Hull

Senior Fellow
Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, Virginia Tech

Writes and teaches about leadership for sustainable development in the Anthropocene. He is a Senior Fellow at Virginia Tech's Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability based in the Washington DC area, which provides graduate education, executive, and professional development opportunities for sustainability professionals. He is President of the Board of Climate Solutions University, whose mission is to help communities adapt to climate change. He also serves on the advisory council for VT's Global Change Center. He has authored and edited numerous publications, including two books, Infinite Nature and Restoring Nature.

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Vaughn Rinner, FASLA

Immediate Past President
American Society of Landscape Architects

Vaughn Rinner, FASLA is Immediate Past President of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She has over forty years of private practice experience in both small landscape architectural firms and as a partner in interdisciplinary firms. Vaughn has been involved for several years in planning for sea level rise in the Hampton Roads area, and has spoken widely about the importance of landscape architecture in addressing climate change impacts. She served as Chair for the interdisciplinary Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change and Resilience hosted by the ASLA.

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Dwane Jones

Director of the Center for Sustainable Development + Resilience
University of the District of Columbia

Dwane Jones, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development+ Resilience, Co-Director of the Center for Architectural Innovation & Building Science, Program Coordinator for Master’s Degree in Urban Sustainability, and Program Support for B.A. in Urban Sustainability. He is also a researcher and teaches courses in Urban Sustainability, Urban Design, Urban Planning Public Policy and Health, Research and Ethics and Low Impact Development. His research interests include environment & behavior, complete streets, active transportation, public health, and social interaction in public spaces. Dr. Jones received his Ph.D. in Urban Design from North Carolina State University.

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Abbi Huntzinger, ASLA

Senior Program Officer
Chesapeake Bay Trust

After a rewarding 10 years in private practice as a landscape architect, Abbi turned her sites on a career that focuses on environmental restoration. She manages several restoration programs, combining her knowledge of restorative landscapes with an ability to build teams and partnerships to leverage resources in order to protect waterways within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. From wetlands to reforestation projects, she values the triple bottom line returns found in restoration and conservation practices and is continually looking for ways to reverse negative impacts on the environment. She received her Master’s in Natural Resources from Virginia Tech in 2017.

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