APLD Conference Keynote

Mike Faha, Principal of GreenWorks, gave a Keynote Speech on Tuesday, July 14th to the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), in town this week for their annual meeting.


Design + Sustainability, A Retrospective on Portland’s Establishment as a National Leader in the Sustainable Design Movement
F. Michael Faha, ASLA, LEED
This session will include discussions on the following topics: the
impetus behind a city’s determination to go green; evolution of public
acceptance for sustainable practices; sustainable site design, low-impact
development, green development practices; integrating habitat into the
urban environment; sustainable stormwater, raingarden design, green
roofs, green walls, green streets; LEED projects; sustainable landscapes
do not have to look like a weed patch; the use of recycled materials in the
landscape; and rainwater harvesting.

Click here to download a PDF of the presentation (5.78 MB)

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