NSW LATITUDE #4: Masterclass in Design - Parks

NSW LATITUDE #4: Masterclass in Design - Parks
Join AILA NSW for the fourth of our 2020 CPD Latitude Course: A Masterclass in Design - Parks presented by Chris Boulton
AILA NSW is proud to bring our members a new CPD Program of workshop sessions with a variety of knowledgeable presenters on an array of interesting and relevant topics. For our fourth session, Chris Boulton, Founding Principal of The CityGreen Lab and an Adjunct Research Fellow with Griffith University's Cities Research Institute, brings us a workshop on design for parks.
Please note due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place, this event will now be delivered to our members as a webinar, very limited spots are available to guaranty a high level of engagement from participants and presenter. Note the time of this event might be subject to change to facilitate access for members from other States.
Delivering a CPD Program focused on park design provides the opportunity to develop and enhance the skills, knowledge and capability of early and mid-career landscape architects, with delivering appropriate and effective park design. The purpose of the program is to demonstrate the critical role of design in providing for effective parks as essential community infrastructure.
The proposed CPD program will be founded on principles of excellent park provision and greenspace management via a full day program featuring a collective of lectures, field work, collaborative discussion, individual and/or group activities. The Masterclass will cover fundamental issues including place management, crime prevention, whole-of-life asset management, and climate adaptation. Moreover, it will include content drawn from evidence-based theory and practice - specifically on-the-ground experience in park management, applied though active learning. Pending the venue selected, participants will have the opportunity to undertake a field activity with reporting to test their understanding and awareness of the content delivered.
The proposed learning outcomes for participants in the Masterclass in Design - Parks are as follows:
1. Awareness and understanding of the scope and scale of challenges and priorities of providing parks.
2. Appreciate the scope and variability of park users’ expectations spatially and temporally.
3. Apply knowledge of park management issues to guide design proposals that are culturally, socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
4. Evaluate park design (proposals and/or existing settings) using defined criteria.
The Masterclass in Design - Parks will target early and mid-career landscape architects from either private practice or public sector, with some experience in the design of public urban greenspace, preferably parks. 
Date: Thursday 21st May 9:00am- 4:30pm AEST (subject to change to suit members joining from other States)
Location: ONLINE WEBINAR [via Zoom- link will be provided in event reminder]
Cost: $300 inc GST for members, $400 inc GST for non-members
CPD accrued for attendance : 14 points formal
Make sure you register quickly as we only have a very limited number of spots available!

About Chris Boulton:
Dr Boulton is an Early Career Researcher and Sessional Academic with the Environmental Planning and Management discipline in Griffith University's School of Environment and Science and Cities Research Institute. Chris has expertise in municipal government, urban greenspace management, landscape architecture, environmental planning and crime prevention. As an experienced leader, Chris offers inspiration and insight for individuals and learning communities through research and education about the values, challenges and opportunities for supporting healthy cities. Chris is also an honorary Fellow of Australia’s Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and an Endeavour Research Fellow (2017-18), pursuing a better approach to providing urban greenspace. In 2019, Chris founded The CityGreen Lab to inspire effective urban greenspace provision, and develop emerging domestic and international, academic and industry relationships, as well as to support research collaborations aligned with achieving Chris’ post-Doctoral research agenda.
21/05/2020 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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