Volunteer to do a OHNY Weekend Landscape Architecture Tour

Open House New York (OHNY) weekend is an unparalleled citywide cultural event in October that showcases hundreds of NYC’s most architecturally and culturally significant spaces and places, many not usually open to the public, in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs.  OHNY weekend attracts over 45,000 diverse visitors who are interested in learning more about architecture, engineering and design in NYC.

NY Cottages & Gardens Innovation in Design Awards


NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) is taking entries for its inaugural Innovation in Design Awards! The Innovation in Design Awards (IDAs) is a design competition that honors top design in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, kitchen, bath and innovative product. An exclusive panel of industry influencers will judge submissions. Winners will then be announced at an Awards Reception and Presentation on Wednesday, September 18th, at the Harvard Club in NYC!

Winning projects will also be featured in the winter issue of NYC&G. The NYC&G IDA’s benefit The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, a charity organization that provides 6-to 18-year-old boys and girls with the programs and activities that instill a sense of competence, belonging and a sense of power and influence.

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RFP: Site Designs for Six River Accesses Within the Boundaries of the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

Proposals for the following will be received by the Director of the Department of Purchasing and Central Services at the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello, New York 12701, (845) 807-0515, until 1:00 P.M. on Friday, July 19, 2013:

1. Professional Planning and Design Services for Assistance on Site Designs for Six River Accesses Within the Boundaries of the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. (R-13-35)

Specifications may be obtained from the Director at the above address.

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Cornell University Offers Training for Landscape Architects and Students of Landscape Architecture

Cornell University will offer two short programs in landscape architecture this summer: a two-day intensive workshop to prepare students for section four of the Landscape Architects Registration Examination (LARE), and a one-day program focusing on stormwater management and green infrastructure. Both programs will be led by Michele Palmer, a lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cornell and the ower of Templeton Landscape Architecture & Planning.

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Announcing The 2013 ASLA-NY Call For Nominations!

Are you interested in getting more involved in your profession by joining the New York Chapter of ASLA? We are now accepting nominations for our board and executive committees. Being a board member is a great way to promote the field of landscape architecture as well as impact the professional community.

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Advancing the Understanding of Potential Coastal Green Shoreline Infrastructure Strategies in New York City

In recognition of the increasing risk from sea-level rise and coastal storms like Hurricane Sandy, the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program, and the New York City Department of City Planning, is soliciting proposals for development of a plan to identify the necessary scientific and technical research to advance the understanding of potential coastal green infrastructure strategies in New York City under current and projected sea-level rise scenarios.

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Funding Opportunity: Watershed Resiliency Management Request for Proposals (RFP) announced

While there has been significant improvement in water quality, many water resource challenges exist in the watershed of the Hudson River Estuary. Overlaid on all these challenges are the relatively unpredictable influences of climate change on precipitation. Potential impacts include flooding, drought, and degraded water quality. Recent storms Irene, Lee, and Sandy have clearly highlighted our vulnerability to flooding. Communities can take steps to adapt and improve watershed resiliency to reduce damage to property, infrastructure, and the environment.

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