Revised: 29 March 2011

Atlanta Botanical Garden Expansion

Walk Off Your FLO Lunch in the Newly Opened Garden

Tour 1-A
Thursday, 28 April 2011
2:00 to 4:00 PM

April will be beautiful at the Atlanta Botanical Garden with 100,000 bulbs in bloom. Join this private tour of the newly expanded Southern Seasons Garden, Storza Woods (featuring the Kendeda Canopy Walk), and the Cascades Garden. Hear from three designers who will share insight into the evolution of the master plan, the unusual inspiration for the canopy walk, and unique construction details employed to protect mature root zones.

Tour Guide: Todd Hill, ASLA, VP/Principal, AECOM Design+Planning
Tour Guide: Steve Robinson, Principal, Axios Architecture
Tour Guide: David Dechant, LEED AP, Associate, Arborguard Tree Specialists

Buckhead Greenroofs

The Tower Cranes are Temporary, But the Greenroofs are Here to Stay

Sponsored By: ItSaul Natural LLC

Tour 1-B
Thursday, 28 April 2011
2:00 to 4:00 PM

Get the dirt on three of Atlanta’s established greenroofs (Hotel Intercontinental, The Mansion, and Northpark 400). This “green” tour will be leap-frogging across Buckhead to Perimeter on Atlanta’s very own rapid rail, MARTA. See how these intensive greenroofs have evolved from greening a parking deck to putting green into projects for luxury hotels and high-rise residents. Get the inside scoop on these private gardens from the man who made them grow.

Segway Tour of Downtown Atlanta

A Balanced Approach to Urban Tourism

Tour 2-A
Saturday, 30 April 2011
2:00 to 4:00 PM

Join fellow landscape architects on an innovative and exciting tour of downtown Atlanta’s public spaces using the latest generation Segways. This tour will cover an unprecedented amount of ground by cruising effortlessly through parks and along sidewalks without losing the pedestrian level experience. Learn more about the Centennial Olympic Park, a catalyst for the re-development of downtown. Spin around the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, Phillips Arena, Andrew Young Tribute, Woodruff Park, Hurt Park, and the urban fabric in between. Explore these new and old urban public spaces. Charge up your camera and don’t worry about the flash bouncing off the bus window or waiting for it to stop. Just lean back, hop off your very own Segway, point, and shoot. Let’s face it, you know you want to ride one!

Atlanta Beltline

OUR Tour of the Beltline

Sponsored By: Davis Landscape

Tour 2-B
Saturday, 30 April 2011
2:00 to 4:00 PM

Buckle-up for our very own tour of one of the largest public works projects under construction in the Region. Learn about the Atlanta Beltline concept and history, planning efforts, and progress. Hear first-hand from some of our members how landscape architects' contributions are having a transformative effect on Beltline neighborhoods and the City of Atlanta. Get out and explore the newly opened Historic Fourth Ward Park, see Atlanta’s future reservoir, Bellwood Quarry and Park, and other notable sites along the Beltline that only OUR bus will stop for.

Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Not a Tour, But a Great Reason to Get Outside

Tour 2-C
Saturday, 30 April 2011
1:00 to 4:00 PM

Wrap up the conference and take the networking to the ballpark. You got your CEU’s now join us for some brews while watching the Atlanta Braves take on the St. Louis Cardinals.

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