Entries by ASLA-NY Director

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 […]

APA NY Metro Chapter and the APA LGBTQ in Planning Division Receive Grant to Advance Healthy Communities

APA NY Metro Chapter and the APA LGBTQ in Planning Division have received a $45,000 grant to help build local capacity for integrating planning and public health. The Planners4Health initiative is part of APA’s Plan4Health three-year, $9 million program to help communities combat determinants of chronic disease – lack of physical activity and lack of access to nutritious foods. Funding for the initiative is provided through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Through the initiative, […]

Wait Until Next Winter to Prune Your Oak Trees

Many people prune their trees in spring and summer. DEC recommends holding off on pruning oak trees until winter to protect them from oak wilt, a deadly tree disease. The video, ‘Winter Pruning For Oak Wilt Prevention’ (2 minutes) highlights why it’s important to prune oak trees from October – February instead of during the spring and summer, if pruning is needed. Pruning during the winter can protect oaks from becoming infected because the beetles that spread the disease are dormant. These beetles are […]

Memorial for Bradford M. Greene, FASLA on April 22

Bradford M. Greene, FASLA, noted landscape architect with Clarke & Rapuano‑—and inveterate advocate for open space, historic preservation and land use planning—passed away on December 25, 2016.  He was 96. He was active for many years on the Boards of the Municipal Art Society, Metropolitan Museum and Staten Island Museum and served on the Art Commission, the City’s design review panel and was an active member of the NY Chapter of ASLA for many years, including as President. Brad was […]

Dirtworks, PC is Shortlisted for the Inaugural World Landscape Architecture (WLA) Awards

Dirtworks, PC announced today that the Simons Center for Geometry & Physics has been Shortlisted for the the Inaugural World Landscape Architecture (WLA) Awards. Dirtworks, PC is one of 3 US-based firms in the shortlist of 12 firms worldwide for the Built Design Award Category. The annual World Landscape Architecture Awards seeks to recognize outstanding work and promote the landscape architecture profession across the world. Over the last month the jurors have reviewed all entries in the categories of Built […]

NYS Parks Long Island Region Landscape Architecture Term Contract Available

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) – The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation (OPR&HP) is seeking to retain one (1) licensed and registered Landscape Architectural design team to provide professional services on a term contracting basis for the LONG ISLAND State Park Region.   Services to be Provided – Assignments (specific projects are not yet determined) will be on an as-needed basis and typically include feasibility and program studies; concept, schematic, design development and construction documents; high-quality presentation […]