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University Leadership: Elevating the Value of Outdoor Spaces Using the SITES® Rating System

AASHE’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

Tuesday - Thursday, October 12-14, 2021 - On demand session

This session will highlight leadership from two distinct universities that are participating in the SITES program and using strategies that produce a more sustainable, regenerative, and healthy future. Dig into two case studies of projects that successfully integrated natural and built systems while connecting people to place and design with ecology. The SITES certified Dell Seton Medical District is a 16.2-acre development located in central Austin on the University of Texas campus. The completion of this project provides functional green spaces around the buildings and along Waller creek, a previously neglected urban stream. This site now serves as an urban oasis providing environmental and human health benefits to students, educators, patients and the greater community. As a commitment to the Arizona State University’s overall sustainability goals, Orange Mall Expansion is their first project certified under the SITES v2 Rating System. Located in the core of ASU’s Tempe Campus, the project replaces a former section of roadway and cul-de-sac with a new pedestrian mall and multi-use plaza for programmed events and informal social gatherings by students, faculty and staff. Both projects utilized green infrastructure to create an integrated sustainable design solution for the site and the surrounding buildings, and were also developed in concert with adjacent LEED projects.

Hear from key individuals from these universities who design, manage and monitor the performance of these spaces. Learn from their experiences on how to successfully navigate the SITES Rating System with multiple stakeholders. This session will also demonstrate how SITES brings a much-needed voice to the table to ensure we create places that appreciate core values of sustainable landscapes over time, providing a living community asset that is climate positive, fosters resilience, and improves health and wellness to the university community and surrounding areas.


SITES Community Call

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 1:00 pm Eastern

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SITES Community Call

Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 1:00 pm Eastern

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