ASLA-MN's 2013 Education Session
Healthy by Design - Bringing Life to Communities and Communities to Life
Friday, May 3, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Marsh, Minnetonka
In the past decade, the health care industry and political leadership have been looking at public health more holistically. As health-related research has transected social and environmental fields, a strong link between human health and landscape architecture has become apparent. Not only are leaders realizing that nature heals, but that specific studies now prove that designing with nature improves public health and builds community resilience.
ASLA-MN's annual spring conference "HEALTHY BY DESIGN" will showcase speakers in the forefront who are studying the effects of the environment on health.
The conference will teach you about Health Impact Assessments (HIA's)--a planning tool that measures public heath impact which is used as a guide in proposed developments. Hear local HIA case studies and discover Minnesota's leadershpi in this rapidly growing market.
In addition, presentations on new research and projects will facilitate a better understanding of the role landscape architects brings to community health - from therapeutic gardens, to trail systems, to pedestrian-friendly streets, to outdoor classrooms--and challenge communities to develop in healthy directions.
|7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
||Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Trade Show
|8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
Tony Wotzka, ASLA; Marjorie Pitz, ASLA Fellow, Martin & Pitz Associates
|8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
||Health Impact Assessments (HIA’s) - History and Overview
Kristin Raab, MPH/MLA, Minnesota Climate and Health Program Director
|9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
||Case Study: Central Corridor
Kate Hess Pace, Health Impact Assessment Manager and Community Organizer, ISAIAH
|9:15 - 9:30 a.m.
||Case Study: Above the Falls
Jared Erdmann, Epidemiologist, City of Minneapolis
|9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
||Case Study: Bottineau Transitway
Crystal Myslajek, Hennepin County, MPP, Health Impact Assessment Planner, Hennepin County
|9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
||Panel Discussion - Health Impact Assessments
|10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
|10:30 - 12:00 p.m.
||Active Living & Complete Streets Panel Discussion
Moderated by Karen Nikolai, Healthy Community Planning Manager
||MnDOT - Scott Bradley, ASLA Fellow Manager of Context Sensitive Solutions & Complete Streets
||Minnesota Department of Health - Matthew Dyrdahl, AICP, Active Transportation Coordinator
||Transit for Livable Communities - Steve Clark, Walking and Bicycling Program Manager
||Community Design Group - Antonio Rosell, P.E., AICP, Founder & Director
||Hennepin County - Karen Nikolai, Healthy Community Planning Manager
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
||Lunch and Trade Show
|1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
||"Eat, Play, Grow"
Tim Reese, Farm Supervisor, Gale Woods Farm; Alex McKinney, Recreation Supervisor, Outdoor Recreation School
|2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
||Nature-based Play - Research and Case Study
Sandy Tanck, Youth, Family and Teacher Education, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
|3:00 - 3:15 p.m.
|3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
||Healing Gardens vs. Therapeutic Landscapes
Marjorie Pitz, ASLA Fellow, Martin & Pitz Associates
|4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
||Panel Discussion on Designing for Health
15000 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55305
|| By April 26
||After April 26
PAYMENT: Unless arrangements have been made in advance, orders received without payment will not be processed.
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Cancellations must be made in writing and will be fully refunded if received by Friday, April 19, 2013. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded.
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: If you require special meals or accommodations to fully participate in this event, please a written description of your needs on the registration form or e-mail
PHOTO RELEASE: Photographs will be taken throughout the event which may be used in future ASLA-MN promotional materials. By virtue of your attendance, you agree to ASLA-MN’s use of your likeness in said promotional materials.
ATTIRE: Business Casual
Registration and Exhibits
Tony Wotzka, ASLA-MN 2013 Director of Education and Program Development
National HIA Meeting Scholarships Available
Scholarships available for Minnesota individuals and organizations to travel to the National HIA Meeting (September 24-25, Washington DC)