Speaking

Naomi teaches and gives presentations, workshops, webinars, and interviews throughout the United States and abroad on topics related to restorative landscapes, healing gardens, therapeutic gardens, and other green spaces that promote health and well-being.

2015

Therapeutic Landscapes
Foundation Obras. Evoramonte, Portugal. 21 June 2015.

Finding the Answers: Research for Evidence-Based Design
Chicago Botanic Garden Healthcare Garden Design Certificate of Merit Program, Glencoe, IL. May 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012.

After the Ribbon-Cutting: The Care of Gardens That Care for Us
Horticultural Society of New York Healing Nature Forum. New York, NY. 27 March 2015. Keynote Speaker.

Landscapes for Healthcare Environments
North Dakota State University Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Lecture Series. Fargo, ND. 11 March 2015. Guest lecture.

2014

Therapeutic Landscapes: Exemplary Case Studies and What They Can Teach Us
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Conference & Expo. Denver, CO. 21 November 2014. Conference Presentation with Clare Cooper Marcus.

Therapeutic Landscapes for Specific Patient Groups
HEALTHCARE DESIGN 14. San Diego, CA. 18 November 2014. Conference Presentation with Clare Cooper Marcus.

C’mon Get Happy: Creating Happier and Healthier Communities
CNU22 (22nd Congress for New Urbanism). Buffalo, NY. 5 June 2014. Conference Presentation. With Charles Montgomery, David Sloan Wilson, and Hazel Borys.

Democratic Design for Improved Healthcare Outcomes through Therapeutic Gardens, Outdoor Placemaking, and Community Green Infrastructure
Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). New Orleans, LA. 29 May 2014. Conference Presentation with with M.C. Haering, Amy Wagenfeld, and Daniel Winterbottom.

Sustainable and Therapeutic Landscapes
Chicago Botanic Garden Healthcare Garden Design Certificate of Merit Program. Glencoe, IL. May 2014, 2013, 2012. Lecture.

Improving Access to Nature in Healthcare Facilities Through Research, Evaluation, Programming, and Design
PhDs Present, Texas A&M University College of Architecture, College Station, TX. 10 April 2014. Lecture.

Salutogenic Design for Healthcare Facilities and Beyond
Legacy Health Therapeutic Landscapes symposium. Portland, OR. 4 April 2014. Conference Presentation.

Access to Nature for Staff: A Critical Component in the Environment of Care.
27th Annual Gravens Conference on the Physical and Developmental Environment of the High Risk Infant. Clearwater Beach, FL. 6 February 2014. Conference Presentation.

Therapeutic Landscapes: An Evidence-Based Approach to Gardens that Promote Health and Well-being
27th Annual Gravens Conference on the Physical and Developmental Environment of the High Risk Infant. Clearwater Beach, FL. 5 February 2014. Conference Presentation.

Access to Nature in Healthcare
Ball State University, MLA class, Jerry Smith – Guest lecture via Skype, 23 January 2014.

2013

Therapeutic Landscapes: Tools for Successful Design and Outcomes
HEALTHCARE DESIGN 2013, TAMU First Look Symposium. Orlando, FL. 16 November 2013. Conference Presentation.

Therapeutic Landscapes in Healthcare: Why Nature and Design Matter
Texas A&M University, LAND601 (Landscape Architectural Design Theory and Application 1), Chanam Lee. 1 November 2013. Guest lecture.

Therapeutic Landscapes
Harvard Charter: Nature & Salutogenesis symposium. Cambridge, MA. October 2013. Presentation.

Gardens for Health and Well-Being
Brazos Valley Master Gardeners Speaker Series, College Station, TX. 22 September 2013. Presentation.

2012

Environmental Standards Council – The Case for Access to Nature in the 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities. P
aper presented at HEALTHCARE DESIGN 2012 with Alberto Salvatore and Jerry Smith. Phoenix, AZ, November 6, 2012.

Therapeutic and Sustainable Landscapes
Chicago Botanic Garden Healthcare Garden Design Certificate of Merit Program, Glencoe, IL, May 10, 2012.

Finding the Answers: Research for Evidence-Based Design
Chicago Botanic Garden Healthcare Garden Design Certificate of Merit Program, Glencoe, IL, May 10, 2012.

Finally, the Twain Shall Meet: Therapeutic Landscapes and Sustainable Landscapes
TX ASLA Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, April 5, 2012.

2011

Water in the Designed Landscape: Benefits, Precautions and Recommendations
ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA. Co-presenters: Jack Carman and Clare Cooper Marcus, October 30, 2011.

The Human Connection: Landscapes that Promote Health and Well-Being
Greenbuild, Toronto, ON, Canada. With Zolna Russell and Peter Schaudt, October 5, 2011.

Therapeutic Landscapes in Healthcare: Why Nature Matters
Lecture at Introduction to Healthcare Facilities (ARCH 567A), Pratt Institute School of Architecture, NY, NY, September 6, 2011.

Restorative Landscapes
Walk and Talk at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries’ Center for Environmental Innovation and Education, June and September, 2011.

Site and Sculpture: The Landscape Art of Robert Irwin
Paper and tour presented at Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY, May, 2011.

Research for Evidence-Based Design
Instructor, Chicago Botanic Garden Healthcare Garden Design Certificate of Merit Program. May 10, 2011.

Green Healing: Landscapes for Health and Well-Being
Keynote Speaker, Cleveland Botanic Garden Sustainability Symposium, “Healing Spaces,” Cleveland, OH, February 5, 2011.

2010

Restorative Landscapes
Walk and Talk at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries’ Center for Environmental Innovation and Education, June and September, 2010.

Prescription for Play: Nature-Based Learning and Play for Children with Autism and Special Needs
Webinar with Tara Vincenta. See the Therapeutic Landscapes Network Blog post about the webinar for details, or click here to link directly to the webinar on KaBoom’s website (you will need to scroll down).

Partnering Medical and Social Research
Horticultural Society of New York 4th Annual Horticultural Therapy Partnership Forum, “Food 4 Thought,” March 12, 2010. See the Therapeutic Landscapes Network Blog post about the event for details.

Back to the Garden: Restorative Landscapes, Therapeutic Landscapes, and Healing Gardens in the 21st Century
NYASLA (New York American Society of Landscape Architects) panel, “Restorative Landscapes: A discussion about the power of designed outdoor spaces to relieve stress and promote healing.” With Jack Carman and Nancy Chambers, January 14, 2010.

2009

Digging Deeper: Healing Garden Evaluation and Its Value for Professional Practice
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Conference, with Clare Cooper Marcus, Marni Barnes, and Geoff Roehll,  September 19, 2009.

2008

Landscapes for Health: Better Living Through Landscape Architecture
CalPoly Pomona, March 2008.

2005

Therapeutic Landscapes
Santa Fe Garden Club, January 2005.

Post Occupancy Evaluations (POEs) for the Design and Improvement of  Restorative Environments for Children
University of New Mexico College of Architecture, March 2005.

Public Art and Healthcare
University of New Mexico College of Architecture, March 2005.

2004

Therapeutic Landscapes
NMASLA (New Mexico American Society of Landscape Architects) Speaker Series, September 2004.