Overview

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has launched a new guide: Resilient Design which explains how communities can better protect themselves from natural disasters through resilient landscape planning and design.

This guide is organized around disruptive events that communities now experience: drought, extreme heat, fire, flooding, landslides, and, importantly, biodiversity loss, which subverts our ability to work with nature.

What you’ll find

The guide includes numerous case studies and resources demonstrating multi-benefit systems as well as the small-scale solutions that fit within those. The guide also explains landscape architects’ role in the planning and design teams helping to make communities more resilient.

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