All Ages, All Abilities, All the Time

How socially sustainable are your parks?

All Ages, All Abilities, All the Time

Parks today face the challenge of providing environments where all visitors can feel safe, secure and fully engaged. Universal design increases usability, safety, health and social participation. Discover how applying the principles of universal design can ultimately contribute to social equity and social sustainability. Playground Planners will be provided practical examples of how to create park and recreation spaces that encourage health and wellness for individuals of all ages and abilities.

We are authorized to provide .2 CEUs and 1.5 PDHs, which meet Health, Safety and Welfare credits. After this 90-minute Learning Academy session, you’ll have an understanding of the following learning objectives:

  • Disabilities as defined by environmental conditions.
  • Concepts of social equity and social sustainability and how they are supported by Universal Design.
  • The history and evolution of Universal Design as compared to accessible design (ADA compliant design) in the context of architecture and landscape architecture.
  • How the goals and principles of universal design contribute to a park design that goes beyond accessibility and encourages inclusion.
  • The concepts of social equity and social sustainability is important to the long term success of parks.

We're an Authorized Provider of CEUs

Landscape Structures has been approved as an Authorized Provider by both IACET and LA CES™.

We're an authorized provider of continuing education credits.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
1760 Old Meadow Road
Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
636 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3736
laces@asla.org