of Landscapes 2006
May 5, 2006
& Garden Festival
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or Special Needs
Course # 0007820
The Magic of Landscapes is a unique partnership of major stakeholders
in our landscapes brought together by the powerful idea that
by increasing the quality of our landscapes we can increase
quality of life for generations to come.
us for a fun educational day at the Epcot International
Flower & Garden Festival. How can we quantify and express
the value of quality landscapes and how do we plan, design,
build, finance and sustain them in our communities.
Topic: The Value of Open Space
Logan, Managing Director of Robert Charles Lesser &
Co, will discuss "The Value of Open Space" in
real estate development. His presentation will identity
the premiums that can be realized by including open space
and park elements within new home communities and mixed-use
environments, while addressing such issues and questions
market opportunities and trends influencing the use of
open space and park amenities in new home communities
and mixed-use environments, particularly in the southeast
and central Florida.
do parks, open spaces and nature preserves compare as
amenities for real estate development projects relative
to other amenities such as golf courses, town centers,
open space and park elements pay their way?
types of premiums can be realized for property that is
oriented to parks and open space?
does the way in which parks and open space are incorporated
influence the price premiums that can be realized?
are the market segments that are most attracted to various
types of open space and park-like settings?
do parks, open spaces and nature preserves influence the
densities at which new home communities can be created?
are the fiscal impacts of including parks, open spaces
and nature preserves?
Topic: Invisible Facets of Landscaping
Kane has been involved in the development and construction
industry for over 20 years. His primary involvement and
strength lies in bringing the development on-line from its
conceptual stage to the finished product. This hands-on
approach to delivering the product is augmented by a strong
background in the finance industry specializing in large
ticket development sites and sub-division projects. Alex’s
background has evolved into a depth of practical understanding
of all facets of development, and in more recent times Alex
has undertaken a strong focus on the integration of development
into the environment and sustainable development practices.
will explore the many facets of value creation that are
often overlooked or misunderstood.
does investment in quality landscapes compare to other
cost components in real estate development in terms of
return on investment to the development company?
How can quality landscapes create sustainable value for
a development company beyond the scope of a single project?
do landscapes contribute to establishing a brand or image
for a development company?
is the role of quality landscapes in creating sustainable
can we learn from examples of successful projects in Australia
that have captured the value of landscapes?
Topic: Changing Landscapes and Perceptions:
Designing for security in the 21st Century
Miller is the Senior Urban Designer/ Planner for the National
Capital Planning Commission. Since 2001, NCPC has been in
the forefront of addressing emerging issues and challenges
associated with building perimeter security projects and
the impacts on the built environment in the nation’s
is the project officer for the National Capital Urban Design
and Security Plan, a plan to integrate building perimeter
security into an attractive and livable urban landscape.
The plan won the 2003 American Planning Association Award
for Excellence for a federal project and APA’s 2005
Award for Excellence in the current topic category of Safe
Growth. In addition, she managed the perimeter security
and beautification project for the Pennsylvania Avenue in
front of the White House, which was completed in January
to moving to Washington DC, Elizabeth was Principal Planner
for Palm Beach County, Florida. She worked on policy, codes,
and development review, focusing on urban development, urban
design and landscape design.
- 10:00 Arrival & Welcome
- 12:30 Tour (Select One)
the Character of a Place through Roadways and Entrance
Maintenance Best Practices Walking Tour
International Flower & Garden Festival Tour
- 1:30 Lunch at the Odyssey
- 2:15 Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Miller
- 2:45 Panel Discussion
- 3:00 Break
Keynote Speaker Alex Kane
Keynote Speaker Gregg Logan
- 6:00 “On Top of the World” Cocktail Reception
- 9:00 Dinner on Your Own
VIP viewing of IllumiNations
the Character of a Place through Roadways and Entrance Statements
the Walt Disney World Horticulture Staff on a behind-the-scenes
bus tour of the Walt Disney World Resort grounds. From theme
parks to hotels, vacation clubs to outdoor retail areas,
learn how Disney has used entrances and roadways to brand
developments and announce the character of a place. Get
an inside look at how landscaping has been used to create
a sense of arrival, inviting guests into a development,
and building a sense of excitement for what lies beyond
Best Practices Walking Tour
Epcot in a way you never have before on this educational
walking tour with one of the Disney's Horticulture leaders.
Explore how methods utilized in Disney theme parks and resorts
can be applied to your operation and get some insight to
challenges and solutions. Learn some of the "how-to's"
that have been incorporated into a successful landscape
operation, such as maintenance practices, rejuvenation projects,
integrated pest management, water management, and other
landscape management business challenges.
International Flower & Garden Festival Tour
the time to smell the roses on this exclusive walking tour
of the International Flower & Garden Festival. Your
guides will take you on an around the world tour of horticulture
and landscape design as you explore the gardens, exhibits
and pavilions of the Festival. Ask questions about the use
of specific plants, maintenance issues, design elements,
or simply relax and enjoy a beautiful spring morning in
cost* for this year's event is $165 for early registration
(through April 14), $200 after April 14. New this year,
participants may choose to only attend the morning or afternoon
module at the cost of $85. Student registration is $100.
online, please click
here (a new window will open and you will be taken to
FNGLA's web site).
member discount - ULI Member Registration Click Here
attendees can receive a special conference rate at one of
the following Disney hotels:
Music — $79/night
Orleans Riverside — $116/night
Club — $215/night
call 407-938-4868 by April 14, 2006 to
receive these special rates.
This event is approved by the Florida Department of Business
and Professional Regulation for 5 hours of Continuing Education
Credit for Florida Landscape Architects.
Provider # 0002080
Course # 0007820
note, Landscape Architects must attend the whole day to
receive the continuing education credits.
register for this event, contact Toni Wise at FNGLA
(407) 295-7994 or (800) 375-3642