Like the teams that play in them, stadiums shape a city’s identity. The object often gets all the attention, but the urban experience is what makes them memorable. This session examines how sports districts are adapting to a post-COVID world, emphasizing inclusion, safety, and social vitality as measures of success.
Learn about the evolution of the sports district as a center of urban life for millennia, and how it contributed to urban form.
Understand how the post-COVID public realm is driving the development of 21st century sports districts and the opportunity for landscape architects to lead the design process.
Identify the unique needs of developers, city officials, public private partnerships, team owners, fans, neighborhood residents, and the larger community and how to unify them with a common vision.
Explore case studies that illustrate the planning and design process and how the contribution of landscape architects enhances drive the value proposition.