Entries by ASLA-NY Director

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 […]

Landezine International Landscape Award Call for Entries

Landezine is calling professionals from the field of landscape architecture to submit entries for the second edition of LILA – Landezine International Landscape Award by May 26th, 2017. After a very successful first edition of LILA in 2016 we are thrilled to announce two new categories. Beside the established award for offices, designers are now able to submit also up to two projects in the “Project” category. Manufacturers of urban equipment can send up to 3 products for sitting in the […]

NY State Expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

Departments of Environmental Conservation, Agriculture & Markets Expand Area Restricting Movement of Ash Wood to Slow Spread of Invasive Pest New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Department of Agriculture and Markets (DAM) today announced that eight existing Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Restricted Zones have been expanded and merged into a single Restricted Zone in order to strengthen the State’s efforts to slow the spread of this invasive pest. The new EAB Restricted Zone includes part or all […]

DDC Annual Consultants Open House

The Department of Design and Construction will be hosting its annual Consultants open house on June 15th 2017. The types of professional services that we are presently procuring are Construction Management, Infrastructure Design , MEP, Structural engineering, Landscape Architecture, Special Inspections, Historic Preservation, Commissioning and roof replacement. For more information, click here.

Frederick Law Olmsted to be inducted into the New York Writers Hall of Fame – June 5

Noted writers Ron Chernow, William Kennedy, Suzan-Lori Parks and Lillian Ross are among the eight members of the 2017 Class of Inductees into the NYS Writers Hall of Fame.  The four are expected to be in attendance at the induction on Monday, June 5, 2017, at the Princeton Club of New York. Rocco Staino, who serves as the Director of the Empire State Center for the Book, made the announcement on February 20, 2017. The Center for the Book is […]

Five Landscape Performance Education Grants Available for Fall 2017

Last year the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) included “landscape performance” and many measurement-related requirements in its revised LAAB Accreditation Standards for all bachelor’s and master’s level landscape architecture programs. The revised standards take effect starting with landscape architecture programs scheduled for accreditation reviews in fall 2017. To help programs integrate landscape performance into their curriculum, LAF’s Landscape Performance Education Grants allow select university faculty to develop and test models for courses, such as research and methods, site planning and […]

100 Resilient Cities Infrastructure Project Competition

When infrastructure projects are carefully conceived to cut across multiple sectors, and involve the community, their impact is exponential, making them fundamental building blocks of more resilient cities and societies. That’s why we are working with our partner AECOM to recognize resilience-building infrastructure projects – 10 projects globally that are either underway or completed, and 10 shovel-ready projects in the United States – that have these qualities and can address the most pressing challenges of our time. These projects lay […]