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March 2019

Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gifts of Trees

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025 United States
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Free

A Conversation with William Bryant Logan and William Schuster In his new book Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gifts of Trees, arborist and longtime friend of the Cathedral, William Bryant Logan, recovers the lost tradition that sustained human life and culture for ten millennia. Once, farmers knew how to make a living hedge and fed their flocks on tree-branch hay. Rural people knew how to prune hazel to foster abundance: both of edible nuts, and of straight, strong, flexible rods for…

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Rising Urbanists Conference: Reframing the Urban Forest

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, 141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031, 10031 United States
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$10 – $50

The ASLA Student Chapter at the Spitzer School of Architecture invites professionals, students and community members to attend the 3rd annual Rising Urbanists conference.  Join landscape architects, architects, urban and environmental planners, writers, advocates and experts in urban forestry and horticulture  as we (re)imagine the potential for the urban forest to address environmental, economic, and social justice issues throughout our cities. This day-long event will feature four moderated panels, a community art exhibit and technology fair.  Coffee and lunch included…

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April 2019

ASLA-NY Design Awards Reception

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York,
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Free – $20

The Annual Design Awards held by the American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter represent excellence in professional accomplishment by ASLA New York members in five categories: General Design, Residential Design, Collaborative Design, Analysis/Planning/Research and Communications, and Un-Built Projects. AWARD WINNERS:  DO NOT REGISTER, EMAIL DIANE KATZ WITH GUEST LIST: [email protected]   Generously Sponsored by:        

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ASLA-NY: Save the Date- Enviromental Justice April 23

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York,
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Environmental justice addresses issues of: (1) unequal distribution of resources such as clean air and water, healthy food, homes, parks, places to walk and sit in public, etc.; (2) inaccessibility of public goods and resources because of transportation, cost or discrimination; and (3) exclusion from facilities and full participation in decisions about one’s community largely because of poverty, prejudice, race, income, recent immigration, or other marginal status. This event will feature case studies addressing a myriad of environmental justice issues,…

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Sketch Walk with Richard Alomar: Hudson Yards

April 27
Hudson Yards, 380-394 11th Ave NY 10001 United States + Google Map

Save the Date for our Annual Landscape Architecture Month Sketch Walk. This year we will explore the newly opened Hudson Yards location and surrounds. Stay tuned for more details and registration.

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ASLA-NY: Tour of the Atrium at the Ford Foundation for Social Justice

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ford Foundation Atrium, 320 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017 United States
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Free

The Ford Foundation for Social Justice headquarters building, designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates in 1968, included a 9,000 square foot, 160 foot tall Atrium garden designed by Dan Kiley. The Foundation’s mission-driven renovation modernized the building and also included a renovation of the garden to restore the spirit of the original Kiley design. Kiley’s original design intent had been degraded throughout the years due to pests and environmental conditions. Kiley’s design distanced him from the orthogonal layout…

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May 2019

ASLA-NY: Open Studio SiteWorks

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
SiteWorks, 150 West 28th Street
New York, NY United States
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Free

Image courtesy of Tim Schenck Please join ASLA-NY at an Open Studio at SiteWorks SiteWorks is a specialty landscape architecture practice that helps translate visionary landscape ideas into reality. While their projects range in size, type, complexity and cost, they see each as an opportunity to work collaboratively with owners, design teams and construction managers.  The firm works to ensure that the design process is informed by the practical and fiscal realities of construction practices, in addition, they guide the…

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The Garden Conservancy: The Making of a Green Oasis in Athens

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 United States
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$30 – $40

Once completed, the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center and Park in Athens, Greece, will be one of the largest public spaces in Europe planted with only Mediterranean, drought-tolerant plants. At the start of the project, landscape architect Deborah Nevins and the design team were presented with a 40-acre, totally flat, degraded site. The Park now rises over the buildings, approximately 96 feet from the street, allowing the city to have a view of the sea, which was previously blocked by an…

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SPROUT LANDS: WILLIAM BRYANT LOGAN WITH ROBIN WALL KIMMERER

May 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd. - Watson Bldg
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 United States
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$25 – $29

William Bryant Logan is an arborist on the faculty at NYBG and the award-winning author of four books. His most recent, Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees, is a poetic and practical global journey to rediscover and celebrate the lost traditions of tree pruning that sustained human life and culture for millennia, a time when the responsible, reciprocal relationship between humans and trees created the healthiest, most sustainable, most diverse woodlands we have ever known. Lecture followed by conversation…

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