Entries by ASLA-NY Director

NYC Charter Revision Commission: Make sure the reforms you care about are on the ballot in November.

  On Tuesday, the Mayor’s Charter Revision Commission released its Preliminary Staff Report on changes to the City Charter, the document that defines the functions, organization, powers, obligations, and liabilities of the New York City government. The Commissioners will now review that report and conduct a series of public hearings across the five boroughs to hear directly from New Yorkers on the reforms they care about most.  This is your chance to have your voice heard and make sure the reforms you care about are on the ballot […]

The Big Pre-Oscar Snub

From the Huffington Post, 8/23/2017 by Charles Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation Publicity still for Columbus showing male lead John Cho in the Miller Garden. Who got snubbed? That’s the question asked every year when the Oscar nominees are announced. Critics opine about the performances not recognized, and gossips wonder if those snubbed had meltdowns like the one comedic genius Catherine O’Hara’s character Marilyn Hack has in the brilliant satiric movie For Your Consideration (O’Hara, by the way, was snubbed for that performance. Sad!). Well, […]

American Society of Landscape Architects, New York and The Trust for Public Land Announces New Student Stewardship Program

NEW YORK, NY— The American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter (ASLA-NY) and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announce a unique partnership where we work directly with elementary and high school students to develop career discovery in landscape architecture and participate in garden stewardship projects at their schoolyard. Since 1996, The Trust for Public Land’s NYC Playgrounds Program has designed and/or built 189 school and community playgrounds across the five boroughs. Through an interactive, participatory design process, TPL […]

Call for Presentations for the Southeast NY Stormwater Management Conference

Southeast New York Stormwater Conference October 18, 2017 – Dutchess Manor – Beacon, NY Call for Presentations The 17th annual Southeast New York Stormwater Conference is set for Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The conference provides an opportunity for municipal officials and staff as well as stormwater professionals to learn about stormwater management and related subjects from experts working in southeast NY and beyond. The Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts is currently accepting proposals for presentations.  Topics should be generally related […]

ANNOUNCING THE 2017 ASLA-NY CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!

Are you interested in getting more involved in your profession by joining the board of the New York Chapter of ASLA?  We are now accepting nominations for our Executive Committee (i.e., board members), Trustee and Secretary.  Being a board member is a great way to promote the field of landscape architecture as well as impact the professional community.  Help guide the direction of your chapter, develop great relationships with other landscape architects and have an impact on the future of […]

PHS and PHL Launch Airport Landscape Design Competition

PHS and PHL Launch Airport Landscape Design Competition Landscape architecture and design firms are invited to submit qualifications PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) are hosting a design competition to create an “Image Maker” landscape at the Airport. The competition is an opportunity to demonstrate Philadelphia’s position as America’s Garden Capital and create a welcoming image for the Greater Philadelphia region. The goals of the project are to create an iconic PHL landscape, enhance […]

Wanted: Good Ideas for Green City Oases!

SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN are seeking entries for this year’s Social Design Award, which is being presented for the fourth time. This year’s theme: ideas for improving life in our public green spaces. The Competition Taking a stroll, enjoying the flowers, reading a book under the shade of a tree, sitting on a bench and enjoying the sun: There are many ways to relax in the park. But public green areas – including traffic islands, river banks or even […]