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Sustainable Urban Streetscapes (1 LU/HSW)
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Sustainable Urban Streetscapes (1 LU/HSW)

When: Thursday, June 7, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Where: AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, California  94104
United States

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A presentation of Committee on the Environment (COTE)

Streetscapes are the most heavily used and visible of our urban landscapes. The design of these slivers of public space requires navigation through a multitude of often-competing visions and interests. Landscape architects and designers from Marta Fry Landscape Associates, Petersen Studio, and DeepRoot Green Infrastructure discuss their perspectives and experiences with design and implementation of sustainable streetscapes in the Bay Area.


Learning Objectives

  • Apply a variety of strategies to create more sustainable streetscapes in the public right of way.
  • Adequately plan for trees over structure.
  • Explore ways that architects and landscape architects can work together to implement sustainable streetscapes and green infrastructure to positively impact the urban environment. 
  • Implement streetscape vision through various stages of design, agency review and approval, utility coordination, and construction.


Photo: Sustainable Urban Streetscapes / © Maggie Morrow


About the Speakers

James Munden, Principal and Design Director of Marta Fry Landscape Associates’ San Francisco Studio
James brings extensive experience designing and executing public landscapes and streetscapes in San Francisco, including most recently 181 Fremont’s Poets Garden (POPOS) and streetscape. MFLA’s ongoing long-range streetscapes include Mission Bay Streetscapes and the Transbay Master Plan. 

Jacob Petersen, ASLA, Founder and Design Director of Petersen Studio
Jacob has specialized expertise in the master planning and design of public and civic landscapes garnered through 18-years of public space design leadership as a former Principal with Hargreaves Associates, and as the Design Director of Petersen Studio. 

Shawn Freedberg, Director of Business Development at DeepRoot Green Infrastructure
Shawn works closely with architects, arborists, and landscape architects from the initial design phase to develop green infrastructure solutions in city streetscapes, parking lots, campuses, and other heavily-paved areas. Shawn is passionate about the urban landscape and brings hands-on knowledge of green infrastructure to enhance urban forests and watersheds. 


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