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Call for ASLA 2018 PROFESSIONAL & STUDENT AWARDS

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Each year, the ASLA Professional Awards honor the best in landscape architecture from around the globe, while the ASLA Student Awards give us a glimpse into the future of the profession.

Award recipients receive featured coverage in Landscape Architecture Magazine, the magazine of ASLA, and in many other design and construction industry and general interest media. Award recipients, their clients, and advisors will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia, October 19-22, 2018.

NEW: Entry payments and submissions must be submitted online. Begin Your Submission.

*Submission Deadline Extended to May 22, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST

For more information, eligibility, requirements, deadlines and submission links, go to https://www.asla.org/2018cfe/index.html 

Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Challenge: Documenting City or Town Park(s)

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For the ASLA 2017 HALS Challenge, we invite you to document a historic city or town park. In 2016, the National Park Service celebrated its centennial with the Find Your Park movement to spread the word about the amazing national parks and the inspirational stories they tell about our diverse cultural heritage. Find Your Park is about more than just national parks! It’s also about local parks and the many ways that the American public can connect with history and culture and make new discoveries. With more than 80 percent of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are becoming more important than ever.
Short format histories should be submitted to HALS at the National Park Service no later than July 31. The HALS Short Format History Guidelines, brochure, and digital template may be downloaded from the HALS website.
For more information about the Challenge or for questions or comments about HALS, please contact Chris Stevens at [email protected].

 

2017 Anova Grant for ASLA Emerging Professionals

$2,000 Grant Opportunity for Emerging Landscape Architects.

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From 4/1/2017 through 4/30/2017, upcoming Landscape Architects can compete in ANOVA’s 2nd Annual Grant Competition for the opportunity to attend the 2017 ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Meeting in Los Angeles. Twenty-one winners will each be awarded $2,000 to help cover attendance, as well as receive national recognition.

How to win? Answer this question: Global climate change is impacting local conditions everywhere – how should Landscape Architects respond? Share your idea and submit a sketch for your chance to win. See full entry information at: http://www.anovafurnishings.com/2017LAGrant.

The grant is designated to accelerate individuals’ careers in Landscape Architecture and was created and funded by ANOVA, a leading manufacturer of outdoor furniture. Eric Gilbert, CEO of ANOVA, believes that education and sharing ideas drives personal growth, and attending the ASLA Annual Meeting will provide an exceptional opportunity for engagement, learning and networking.

Here are some key highlights to be aware of:

  1. To be eligible for the competition, applicants must be a full or associate member of ASLA and have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Landscape Architecture after January 1, 2007.
  2. We are moving up the judging timeline this year. We will be accepting submissions from April 1st-30th, coinciding with Landscape Architecture month. The grant website will stop accepting submissions after 12am PST.
  3. Judging will occur during May, with winners being notified in early June.
  4. Once a winning applicant’s eligibility has been verified, they will receive the 1st half of the grant in June. The balance will be paid after CEU attendance has been verified after the meeting.

 

New in 2017: We are adding a new element to the competition. ANOVA will be awarding an event sponsorship to highlight the work of a specific chapter’s emerging professionals. The total number of applicants will be divided by membership totals to determine the chapter with the highest percentage of participation. ASLA-NY would love to win this event sponsorship so please spread the word and enter!

This competition is sponsored by Anova

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Best Complete Streets Policies Webinar

Announcing the Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
1:00PM2:00PM EST
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Complete Streets are making their way across the country. In 2015, over 60 communities passed Complete Streets policies, bringing the total policy number to 885 nationwide. Learn which policies stood out as the best on April 12, when Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition will unveil the full national ranking. And for the first time ever, one community received a perfect score on all 10 policy elements.

Join Smart Growth America for an online event to find out which community achieved 100 out of 100, and to learn how communities everywhere can create streets that are safer and more convenient for everyone who uses them. Learn more.

This webinar is brought to you by Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition.

2016 TIGER Grant Application Webinar

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under and eighth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. Fiscal year 2016 TIGER discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.

Applications to the TIGER 2016 grant program should be submitted through Grants.govPlease note, all applicants are required to complete the Grants.gov registration process before submitting the Application, and that this process usually takes 2-4 weeks to complete. Learn More.

Historically, TIGER has been extremely popular with state Departments of Transportation, local communities, and landscape architects, with applications far exceeding available funding in all six rounds of funding. The program increases opportunities for landscape architects to plan and design more multimodal transportation networks that allow all users to safely and efficiently access our nation’s rights-of-way.

The U.S. Department of Transportation will be hosting a webinar detailing How to Compete for TIGER Discretionary Grants. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 8, from 1:30-3:30 PM EST and is a great resource for anyone either considering applying to TIGER this year or actually preparing a TIGER application, as the webinar comes from the funding source and will share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants. Click Here to Register now.

 

 

Seagate Community Streetscapes Enhancements Seeks RFQs

REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES–SEA GATE COMMUNITY STREETSCAPE ENHANCEMENTS

The Sea Gate Association (Association) is eligible to apply for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding for disaster recovery projects.

Funding will be delivered through the NY Rising Community Reconstruction (NYRCR) Program, within the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR).

The proposed project includes the:

  • The approximate planting of 250-300 new sea salt durable trees with tree pits along the public streets. Plantings must be insured for up to one year and consultation with an arborist in the completion of the plantings is required.
  • Landscaping along Surf Avenue on Parking Lot side (Beach 38th Street to Sea Gate Avenue). Inclusive of handicap accessible sidewalk/ramps.
  • Construction of a sidewalk along Mermaid Avenue on Parking Lot side.
  • Landscaping and construction of handicap accessible ramps and walkways at Lindy Park.
  • Construction of safety matting at Surf Ave (Dave Sevush) Playground.

For the complete RFQ Response Packet please contact Ms. JoAnna Crowe, The Sea Gate Association, 3700 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224, (718) 449-4700, Extension 201, or by email at [email protected].

Requests for Qualifications are due at 5:00 p.m., on Monday, December 7, 2015.