Entries by ASLA-NY Director

Rebuild by Design – Request for Comments

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE REBUILD BY DESIGN TEAMS’ RESILIENCY-DRIVEN IDEAS 10 teams of international design and resiliency experts released their ideas for ways to make the region more resilient to future storms and other climate events—now we need your feedback. The Rebuild by Design Teams—selected from more than 140 applicants from around the world—have conducted extensive research and public outreach to develop their resiliency concepts. On Monday, they were unveiled at public events in New York and New Jersey. […]

JOIN THE ASLA-NY SPEAKERS BUREAU

CALLING ALL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS WITH SOMETHING TO SAY! One of the goals of ASLA-NY is to raise the profile of landscape architects and get you at the table for the discussions going on in and around the city about issues important to or related to landscape architecture.  Our chapter actively seeks speaking opportunities for our members however we need more members to participate in these speaking engagements.  To that end, we are forming a “Speakers Bureau” and asking those of […]

Letter from ASLA-NY President Laura Starr

To the American Society of Landscape Architects: On November 1st I will be ending my tenure as the President of our New York Chapter and welcoming President-elect Nette Compton in succeeding me. It has been an honor and a challenge to serve in this position. My goal as President was to rebuild our organizational infrastructure, recreate our image, and improve our relationships with sister design-related organizations, so as to enable the ASLA better to promote our profession and serve both […]

NYC PARKS CUTS THE RIBBON ON THE SECOND PHASE OF RENOVATIONS TO BUSHWICK INLET PARK

from Broadwayworld.com NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White today joined Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol and Council Member Stephen Levin to cut the ribbon on a brand new headquarters building with community space and an accessible green roof in Bushwick Inlet Park. The $31 million construction project, funded by Mayor Bloomberg, also includes a new playground, and the creation of public access to the waterfront at the water’s edge. The additions to Bushwick Inlet […]

DEC Accepting Applications for Urban Forestry Projects

Grants Will Add and Enhance Green Space In Cities Throughout the State The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for urban forestry project grants that can be used to enhance landscapes and provide green spaces in urban areas across the state, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. “Trees and green space are an important part of a community, even in densely-populated urban areas where such resources are limited,” Commissioner Martens said. “Governor Cuomo and members […]