The following article was originally published on The Field, the ASLA Professional Practice Networks’ Blog, and was authored by Richard V. Piacentini, President and CEO, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Each year on International Women’s Day, USGBC recognizes the social, economic, cultural and political contributions of women everywhere. This day has been observed for over a century, and in 2019, International Women’s Day encourages people to unite through the theme #BalanceforBetter.
This article was originally published in Fall 2018's issue of USGBC+ by Catherine Shannon as "Eternally Green: Bala Cynwyd Cemetery Achieves SITES Certification for Sustainable Landscape Design." Read the original version.
As global populations increasingly shift into urban environments, cities are facing more pressure to build and maintain sustainable, resilient places for their residents. Rapid urbanization often means rapid construction of buildings and paved roads, which can exacerbate air and water pollution, heat stress and other climate-related stressors.
Across the globe, issues surrounding water use, its infrastructure and its quality are abundant. The demand for water in agriculture, industry and in communities is growing rapidly, and it’s becoming more important than ever to implement water treatment, reuse and conservation strategies to preserve this precious limited resource.