WILMINGTON — Sustainable SITES, which focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to low-impact design strategies, is being introduced statewide during a special event series.
The workshop focusing on the coast is set for the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 9.
To be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at University of North Carolina Wilmington Center for Marine Science, SITES is used by landscape architects, designers, engineers, planners, ecologists, architects, developers, policymakers and others to align land development and management with innovative sustainable design, according to the website.
The coastal section will begin with Core Intro to Sustainable SITES, and attendees will also hear more about the Restore Aquatic Ecosystems credit and from North Carolina Coastal Federation and the North Carolina Coastal Reserve representatives. A tour of the university’s Center for Marine Science and adjacent shellfish hatchery and grounds will be given by the directors of both.
The course, part of a statewide introduction to Sustainable SITES event series, is hosted by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects in partnership with the US Green Building Council, American Society of Landscape Architects and North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T University landscape architecture departments.
Fee is $16 for the state chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and U.S. Green Building Council members, $26 for non-members, and free for university students, limited seating. Boxed lunch is included.