Resilient Landscapes: Designing for Water, Risk, and Remediation

Our urban environment is in constant flux brought on by changes in economies and climate change. Issues of adaptation and resiliency are increasingly more relevant to all design disciplines. Jim Wasley and Jennifer Cooper-Sabo will discuss their design projects and research related to managing stormwater, revitalizing brownfields, and assessing climate change risk and adaptation in the Great Lakes and Bay Area regions.

James Wasley is a Director of the Institute for Ecological Design and the former Chair of the UWM Department of Architecture. He is the past president of both the Society of Building Science Educators and the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance. Professor Wasley’s current research is in the creation of ecological urban waterscapes at a variety of scales. He has been designing and building stormwater demonstration projects on the UWM campus since 2005. Since 2011, he has led the school-wide Milwaukee Inner Harbor Project, which has explored the redevelopment and ecological restoration of the 200+ acres of brownfields surrounding the Port of Milwaukee. This has in turn led to a suite of ten demonstration projects on the harbor at the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences that are moving towards implementation. Other ongoing research interests include carbon neutral design, the evolution of environmental ratings systems, architectural daylighting, and the creation of ‘extreme case’ healthy environments.

Jennifer Cooper-Sabo, CLARB, LEED AP ND, spearheads an integrated landscape architecture practice at Perkins+Will. She is an award-winning landscape architect with fifteen years of experience in professional practice as well as in academia leading performative landscape design studios. Working alongside scientists on contaminated sites, her hybrid landscape typologies diversify habitats and reinterpret industrial and cultural histories. She seeks to explore larger regional thinking while engaging the human scale working in close collaboration with urban designers, architects and client teams from concepts through to project design ground level detail.

Environment KC/COTE

1.5 LU/HSW

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Cite: "Resilient Landscapes: Designing for Water, Risk, and Remediation" 01 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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