Climate Resiliency

Education Session - Panel Format

SAT-A03 - Climate Smart Solutions for Everyday Community

Saturday, October 20
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: 120


ASLA has identified climate change as a key issue for its members, and for the society at large. Representatives from ASLA’s multi-disciplinary blue ribbon panel on climate change and resilience will discuss panel findings and public-policy recommendations for mitigating and adapting to climate change through resilient design.

Learning Objectives:

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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Tim Duggan, ASLA


Duggan founded Phronesis in 2010 as a nimble landscape architecture and urban design studio focused on creating regenerative infrastructure and community systems within the public realm. Phronesis focus is creating Urban Design plans focused on leveraging green infrastructure solutions with community revitalization strategies through an “Urban Acupuncture” approach. Tim also oversaw the development of over 200 LEED Platinum Landscapes with his role as Director of Innovations for the Make it Right Foundation and was named one of Metropolis magazine’s 2012 Game Changers for his ambitious experiments in landscape stormwater design.


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Diane Jones Allen, ASLA

Director of Landscape Architecture
The University of Texas at Arlington

Diane Jones Allen, D. Eng., ASLA, PLA, is Program Director of Landscape Architecture, College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs, University of Texas at Arlington, and Principal Landscape Architect for DesignJones, LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana. DesignJones LLC received the 2016 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Community Service Award. Diane received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley. Diane’s research explores environmental justice and sustainability in cultural landscapes, including impacts on places with unmet transportation demand, as discussed in her book Lost in the Transit: Race Transit Access and Suburban Form, by Routledge Publishers.


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Adam Ortiz, Hon. ASLA

Director for the Department of the Environment
Prince George's County Government

Adam Ortiz, Director for the Department of the Environment for Prince George’s County, MD, heading a 300 persons, $160M agency dedicated to recycling, composting, clean water, renewable energy and humane animal care. Since his assignment in 2012, the County moved from 11th to 1st in the State for waste diversion, including an award-winning food scrap compost program and has been recognized by the Washington Post. He launched an innovative public private partnership stormwater retrofit program that is restoring local streams while creating green jobs, an effort recognized by the Aspen Institute, Governing Magazine, Clinton Global Initiative and The White House.


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