Ground Reconsidered is proud to be part of five Field Sessions at the 2018 ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo on Friday, October 19. Read more about each session below or follow the links to the individual Field Session pages.
Reinventing the River: Central and North Delaware Waterfronts | FS-004
Industrial uses and infrastructure have long separated Philadelphia’s residents from the Delaware riverfront. On a walk of this emerging landscape, we’ll visit pop-ups and permanent landscapes with their designers, talk strategy with the agencies overseeing riverfront development and see sites poised to unlock the river’s future. Ground Reconsidered’s Julie Bush is a speaker.
Discover Bartram’s Garden and Bartram’s Mile Along the Schuylkill River Trail | FS-005
Experience Bartram’s Garden and the Bartram’s Mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail. Take a walk along the Schuylkill riverfront that has been reclaimed from its industrial past and admire living collections at Bartram’s Garden that continue to grow, bloom, and reproduce as they have since 1728. Ground Reconsidered’s Brad Thornton is a speaker.
Academia in Arcadia: Design, Sustainable Stewardship, and Pedagogy on Swarthmore’s Campus | FS-007
As Swarthmore’s Scott Arboretum prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary as an arboretum and home to one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges, this field session explores the intersection of campus planning, sustainable stewardship, design, pedagogy, and community outreach in the art and science of a public garden. Ground Reconsidered’s Kristen Loughry is a speaker.
Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway—100 Years | FS-009
Part of the City Beautiful movement, this mile-long civic vision of architecture and landscape, in its centennial year, has evolved into an incomparable cultural campus of exceptional museums, gardens, and parks amid a vibrant growing city. Learn how it continues to be influenced by contemporary landscape architects and civic leadership. Ground Reconsidered’s Julie Bush is a speaker.
University of Pennsylvania Campus—A Cultural and Environmental Legacy | FS-011
This field session showcases Penn’s 300-acre campus, with more than 180 buildings and 100 acres of landscaped lawns, gardens, and athletic fields designed by notable landscape architects and designers over time. It highlights the iconic spaces, recent projects, and new directions in landscape design and ecological management currently under way at Penn. Ground Reconsidered’s Karen Skafte is a speaker.