More Ways to Work Across Disciplines
APBP members abounded at the American Society of Landscape Architects conference in Denver, as attendees, speakers, exhibitors and booth visitors. Among them was APBP member and planner Jeff Jacobberger of Civic Enterprise in Los Angeles who spoke about “Take Back the Boulevard: Grassroots Complete Street Efforts”. The inter-disciplinary panel challenged the audience to engage the public and also “dare to draw what you want.”
APBP’s banner featuring the Indianapolis Cultural Trail drew its designer APBP member Kevin Osburn of Rundell Ernstberger Associates in Indianapolis to the APBP booth for an interesting "how to" conversation with other booth visitors.
“Ask a Traffic Engineer: Street Design 101” was a fascinating session for ASLA attendees. It began with a review of the manuals engineers use, then covered topics like curb radii, crossing warrants, roundabouts, complete streets, safety vs. risk, liability and how to document engineering judgment. One speaker commented he’d enjoyed speaking with landscape architects, adding “The more we learn about other disciplines, the better job we can do.”
APBP’s (heavy) display books were gladly scooped up by an LA from Ocean Springs, Miss. “So glad you’re here” was a common refrain at the APBP booth. APBP eagerly visited booths showcasing members’ streetscape and bicycle parking products. Hope to see you next November at ASLA 2015 in Chicago at booth #706.
Photo credit: www.takebacktheblvd.org