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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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NYC Municipal Archives: Central Park Book Talk

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007 United States
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In spring New Yorkers flock to Central Park, the most frequently visited urban park in the United States.  Now, a remarkable new book tells the story of how the great park came to be.  The Central Park Book: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure  by Cynthia Brenwall (Abrams 2019), features hundreds of color photographs illustrations and plans, including the original winning entry for the park’s design by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calbert Vaux.  With over 65 design projects, from…

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DEP-NYCHA in Conversation on Green Infrastructure

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Newtown Creek Visitors Center, 329 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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DEP is proud to present the first in a series of events for the public, focusing on today’s pressing environmental issues.   Please join DEP and NYCHA on May 11 as they kick-off the series with an in-depth presentation about “Green Infrastructure and Planning for the Future: A Conversation with DEP and NYCHA.”  The panel of experts will address the following topics: Green Infrastructure in NYCHA Developments; Designing for Climate Change: New York City’s Cloudburst Stormwater Management Pilot; Resilient City Planning:…

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Van Alen Institute: Designing for Marginalized Communities

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Alen Institute, 30 W. 22nd St
New York, NY United States
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Free

From once neglected buildings, infrastructure, and parks, designers can create new, dignified spaces that revitalize neighborhoods and improve quality of life for marginalized communities. But can design disrupt the institutions and power structures responsible for neglect and marginalization in the first place? How might designers advance the essential conditions for social resilience, inclusion, and prosperity in our city? This discussion will explore design as an agent of justice and equity in the built environment. From our featured guests, we’ll learn…

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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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June 2019

Citizen Pruners Class for Landscape Architects and Designers

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trees NY, 100 Gold Street #3100
New York, NY United States
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$80 – $100

Get out your pruners! ASLA-NY is teaming up with Trees New York to offer a Citizen Pruners course for landscape architects and designers in June 2019. Trees NY's Citizen Pruner Tree Care Course trains volunteers in tree care, biology, identification and pruning. The comprehensive curriculum includes tree biology, street tree identification, common tree problems and solutions, tree stewardship and pruning. Trees NY is the only institution designated to train and license New Yorkers as Citizen Pruners. Upon successful completion of…

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Confronting Climate Change: Its Impacts on New York’s Agriculture, Forests and Neighborhood Landscapes

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue,
White Plains, NY United States
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$25

The Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District invite you to the second in a series of workshops on the regional impacts we can expect from climate change.  June 6 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.  Programs and Speakers: Transforming Farm and Ecosystem Management for a Changing Climate David W. Wolfe, PhD, Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions Managing Forests in a Changing Climate:What the Evidence Suggests Robert K. Davies,…

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

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ford Foundation Atrium, 320 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017 United States
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$20 – $30

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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ASLA-NY Open Studio- AECOM

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
AECOM, 220 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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Free

Please join ASLA-NY and AECOM for an Open Studio on June 13th. AECOM NYC Landscape Studio is a design studio based in Brooklyn which operates on a number of urban scales.  The studio focuses on issues of design infrastructure as it deals with city growth, climate adaptation and many other aspects related to the public realm.  Follow AECOM:  #designinfrastructure #landscapeurbanism #landscapearchitecture AECOM is located at 220 36th Street – Building 2, Suite 5A, Brooklyn, New York 11232 Take the A/B elevator…

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July 2019

LARE Review Study Session

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SiteWorks, 150 West 28th Street
New York, NY United States
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Free

With LARE exams coming up at the beginning of August, use this opportunity to share resources, form study groups, and work through practice questions with fellow test takers. Those taking test sections 1 through 4 are all encouraged to attend. Attendees are also encouraged to bring testing resources (print and digital) from previously taken exams to share or loan to fellow chapter members. Come dial in your study plan and share your testing tips! A light diner will be provided.…

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AIA – Plaza Life Revisited: Field Guide Release

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York,
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Free – $10

Join AIA- NY for the release of Field Guide to Life in Urban Plazas. The guide outlines a research effort focused on New York City, the primary location of urbanist William H. Whyte’s “Street Life Project,” which formed the basis for his seminal book and film The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces. Field Guide to Life in Urban Plazas seeks to understand how different types of public spaces have changed some 40 years later. What’s changed about how people use the public…

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August 2019

APA Long Island Section – Summer Tour City of Long Beach

August 9 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Riptides Long Beach, NY United States + Google Map
$40

The American Planning Association, NY Metro Chapter, Long Island Section is hosting a summer tour in the City of Long Beach. After Superstorm Sandy overwhelmed this beach-front community, numerous planning projects were created to help get Long Beach back on its feet and to make it more resilient to future storms. This guided bus/walking tour will focus on the themes of resiliency and economic development throughout the City. Ap For more information and to register, click here

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ASLA-NY and ASCE Picnic in the Park

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Come watch the sun go down over the Hudson with ASLA-NY and ASCE-YMF for our second annual summer picnic.  Friends and family welcome to join us for some light dinner fare, play games and enjoy the stunning views from the Pier 40 Picnic House. If weather permits, we may relocate to a nearby waterfront park!    Directions: Pier 40 is located at the intersection of West Street at Clarkson Street on the Hudson River. It is easily accessible from the…

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