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Planting Resiliency: City Trees as the Thread to the Urban Fabric

  • May 16, 2024
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
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Planting Resiliency: City Trees as the Thread to the Urban Fabric

May 16, 2024 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM ET

ASLA Florida Members: $50 | Non-Members: $70

This presentation takes participants through the process of redeveloping the public right-of-way to increase the city of Miami’s resiliency in our rapidly changing climate. Speakers from both the design team and the City of Miami brought their insight together as they strategized an approach using green and blue strategies to reinvent the city’s streetscapes to reduce heat, increase the city’s stormwater efficiency, and foster greater habitability.

DBPR Course #: 0013286

Credits: 2 Credit Hour – Optional

Meet Our Speakers:

Olivia Bussey

Based in Miami, Olivia is landscape designer with an MLA from FIU. Awarded for her student work, Olivia has continued to be passionate about using landscape as a vehicle for social justice and positive change as a professional and 2021-22 LAF fellow.

Robert Curtis

With a background in Environmental Studies/History, and 4 years of experience in the firm, Robert is able to capture the essence of a site in the early phases of the process facilitating the translation of culture into thoughtful design.

Jennie Rogers

Jennie is a Landscape Architect, a Principal, and the Director of Design for Curtis + Rogers. She has designed many large- and small-scale projects in the public realm in South Florida. She is also an ISA TRAQ Certified arborist and practicing artist.

Andrea Sandoval, PLA, LEED AP ND

 In 2009, Andrea left Peru to pursue an education in Landscape Architecture. A few years later in 2014, Andrea received her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Florida International University. Andrea is now a registered Landscape Architect from the state of Florida with ten years of working experience. In 2022, Andrea joined the City of Miami’s Planning Department, Urban Design Division, where her focus has been on championing high-quality architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture throughout the City of Miami. She also manages different planning projects and conduct research studies and analysis of the City-wide form-based code. Andrea worked at ENEA Garden Design in 2021, prior to this she worked at Perkins & Will for six years. As a studio member, she developed a particular interest for conceptual design, while also exploring digital graphics and 3D modeling in Landscape Architecture. Andrea has worked on a variety of project types around the world contributing to all phases of design. In 2015, Andrea’s research and academic work on Sea-Level rise in Miami was showcased and presented as part of Perkins & Will Design Talks, exhibits, and articles. Her project, Symbiotic Adaptation, was displayed as part of the “Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century” at the Coral Gables Museum, and one of her renderings was published in the Miami Herald article “Could Miami become a buoyant city after all?” Symbiotic Adaptation was submitted to the FLASLA Design Awards in 2015, where Andrea received an Award of Honor for her submission. In time, Andrea aspires to expand her abilities as a landscape architect and help Landscape Architecture grow as a profession in Latin American countries


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