New York State Board for Landscape Architecture Extends Online CEU approvals

In response to the evolving situation with COVID-19, the New York State Board of Education has extended continuing education (CE) self-study to those licensees who registrations are due to renew through May 1, 2021 to complete up to 100% of the CE requirements as self-study, provided the CE is taken from a Department-approved provider.  For further information and complete requirements, please visit the OP website at

NEW WEBINAR: SketchUp 2014 Improvements, Scripts, and Plugins

Please join in next week for the next presentation in the ASLA Online Learning series:

SketchUp 2014 Improvements, Scripts, and Plugins
Presented by David Leonard, ASLA; Mark Harrison, Trimble SketchUp; Daniel Tal, ASLA, Brightman-Tal, Inc.; and David Burdick, E-on Software
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
1-2:00pm (eastern)
1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

$40 for ASLA members, $165 for non-members

Register now! 

SketchUp 2014 brings with it many improvements. This webinar will present the improvements that will impact how landscape architects do business. You will hear from experts what scripts and plugins they prefer and they will share insights into some of the tricks of the trade. Speakers will discuss how plugins provide great capability within SketchUp as well as exporting a high quality rendered product. These techniques are changing the perception of what SketchUp can produce.


  • Understand how software improvements to SketchUp 2014 can improve your projects.
  • Learn which techniques and extension tools are useful for site design.
  • Become familiar with how various rendering plugins can greatly enhance your project quality.

Visit the ASLA Online Learning page for more information about the series and a link to other upcoming presentations:

1315 Peachtree: Creative Stormwater Solutions in a Dense Urban Context 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
2-3:00pm (eastern)
Registration open 


Productive Landscapes in the Urban Environment – resources

Our half-day seminar on Productive Landscapes in the Urban Environment was a great success! Thank you to all of the speakers, moderators, volunteers and participants.

Thank you also to our generous sponsor, Bartlett Tree Experts

Here are the links that were presented or discussed at our 4 CEU’s + a Beer event on March 14

Download a copy of the handout

Photos from the event are currently posted on our Facebook page and will be posted on our website soon.


Session 1: Landscape Systems


Iain Kerr, SpurseAfter Nature: Thinking Urban Ecological Systems



Matthew Potteiger, SUNY ESF –  Eating Ecologies: Food Systems, Narratives, Networks, and Spaces

Greater Philadelphia Food System Study:


Robin Elmslie Osler, Grow StudioUrban Farming Food Chain

Grow Studio:


Session 2: Productive Landscapes


Kate Bakewell, Bio CitiesProductive Landscapes in the Urban Environments

Bio Cities:


Kubi AckermanThe Potential for Urban Agriculture in NYC

The Potential for Urban Agriculture in NYC:


Alec Baxt, FarmingupThe Potential for Rooftop Crops in NYC



Session 4: The Potential of Urban Agriculture in NYC


Gil Lopez, Smiling Hogshead RanchHarvesting the Urban Ecotones

Guerrilla garden on abandoned Long Island City train tracks to go legit:

Smiling Hogshead Ranch:


Yvi  McEvilly, NYRPA conservancy for open space in New York City’s undeserved neighborhoods

New York Restoration Project:


Rosamond Fletcher, Design Trust for Public SpaceFive Borough Farm: Integrating community farms in public parks

Five Borough Farm:


Session 4: Pollinators in the Urban Environment


Dr. Mark Moffett, Pollinator Partnership  – Pollinators around the world

Pollinator Partnership (be sure to download their planting guides by region!)


Andrew Cote, Beekeeper, Founder of Bees Without Borders & the NYC Beekeepers Association  – Urban Beekeeping in NYC

Andrew Cote The Next List video (part 1): (part 2):

NYC Beekeeper’s Association:


Heidi Theunissen, CookFox ArchitectsCookFox Apiary: A Case Study

CookFox Apiary:


How Landscape Architects Can Contract with GSA – FREE Webinar

FREE webinar!

How Landscape Architects Can Contract with GSA 

Thursday, February 6, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern 

This webinar will be a tremendous opportunity to learn how to get in on the ground floor of some contracting opportunities specifically for LAs.

During this 45-minute session, ASLA members will hear from GSA’s National Design Director for Landscape Architecture, Christian Gabriel, ASLA, and GSA contracting specialist Joseph Imamura, ASLA, about how landscape architects can contract with the agency to work on upcoming federal projects. Specifically, you will learn about GSA’s Public Building Services program, the project delivery methods used by GSA, and how to navigate the agency’s procurement process. The webinar will also provide specific examples of federal projects, including award-winning projects that used the design services of landscape architects.

Register here! This Webinar is FREE