Davi Parente Shoen, Designer, and Corbett Belcher, Associate Principal, will be sharing CMG’s climate action projects and strategies at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture 2023 in Minnesota. They’ll be diving into important topics of decarbonization, long-term waterfront resilience, and flood adaptation.
Friday, October 27 / Engineering with Nature in San Francisco: Collaboration and Process Across Disciplines and Scales
Explore the interdisciplinary and multi-scalar effort to integrate Engineering with Nature (EWN) into the long-term resilience planning of San Francisco’s waterfront. This session will share insight from the ongoing collaboration between designers, engineers, planners, and scientists with the Port of San Francisco’s Waterfront Resilience Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
- Davi Parente Schoen, ASLA, Designer, CMG Landscape Architecture
- Maryellen Hearn, Resilience and Flood Risk Expert, Pathways Climate Institute
- Jules Bruck, ASLA, Director, Chair and Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Florida
Friday, October 27 / Decarbonizing Details: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Site Construction
This session will provide comprehensive information to decarbonize site construction details. We will explore methods to reduce the embodied carbon of landscape structures including pavements, walls, decks, railings, and other site structures. Resources and techniques for measuring and evaluating the carbon footprint of details and materials will be discussed.
- Meg Calkins, FASLA, SITES AP, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, North Carolina State University
- Christopher R. Hardy, ASLA, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Sasaki
- Corbett Belcher, ASLA, Associate Principal, CMG Landscape Architecture
For more information on the ASLA Conference on Architecture 2023, check out aslaconference.com.
San Francisco Waterfront Resilience Program
CMG is part of the team developing plans to reimagine and protect the waterfront from two very different threats, the danger of earthquakes and the likelihood of sea level rise. Foundational to over three miles of urban waterfront stretching from Fisherman’s Wharf to Mission Creek is an aging seawall. The Seawall project supports historic piers, wharves and buildings as well as stabilizes filled lands containing critical city infrastructure and protects Bayfront neighborhoods from coastal flooding.
Climate Positive Design
The Climate Positive Design Challenge provides guidance for improving the impact of site design projects on the environment. The goal is for all site design projects going forward to collectively sequester more CO2 than they emit by 2030, with a target of removing one gigaton of CO2 from the atmosphere by 2050. To meet the goals of the challenge, an online app called the Pathfinder guides designers towards a path of being Climate Positive – sequestering more carbon than their projects emit, ultimately making a positive contribution to reversing global warming.