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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

AIA-NY: Envisioning a Resilient Future for New York’s Public Housing

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York,
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The AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) invite you to join us for a workshop to envision the future of public housing in a changing climate. The workshop will consider the essential question: What does a resilient, sustainable, and equitable future look like for public housing in 2050? The outcomes of this workshop will frame the development of the NextGeneration NYCHA Resiliency Agenda, a 10-year plan to coordinate capital, policy,…

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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]   Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor:           Thank you to our event sponsor:          

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ASLA-NY: Environmental Justice through a Landscape Lens

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York,
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Free – $20

    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…

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CT-ASLA – Transit-Oriented Development: Places, Spaces, and Showcases

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Connecticut State Capital, 210 Capital Avenue - Room 310
Hartford, CT United States
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$95 – $125

The Connecticut Chapter of ASLA presents a full-day symposium on April 25 at the State Capitol in Hartford on "Transit-Oriented Development: Places, Spaces, and Showcases." Connecticut’s recent investments in CTfastrak, the Hartford Line, Metro-North, and Shore Line East have generated a resurgence of interest in the state’s urban communities. But TOD is more than just adding buses and trains to our existing cities. This program will examine TOD efforts in Connecticut through the lens of different projects, showing how new transit stations have spurred…

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NYS DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION: Sustainable Shorelines Designs Webinar Series

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Free

April 2019 Webinar Bioengineering Techniques for Shoreline Stabilization in Coastal Regions Friday April 26, 2019  Rebecca Haney, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management: “StormSmart Properties: Resources for Property Owners to Address Coastal Erosion and Storm Damage” Seth Wilkinson, Wilkinson Ecological Design: “Progressive Bioengineering The Latest Developments in Non-structural Alternatives for Shoreline Stabilization” This webinar will focus on the basics of bioengineering techniques for coastal shores as well as new developments in these techniques. Dunes, beach nourishment, coastal banks, fringe marshes and associated vegetation will be covered.  Rebecca Haney will present information developed for StormSmart Properties, a…

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ASLA-NY, APA, AIA-NY: Car Free Earth Day

April 27 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

While city streets comprise large amounts or public land, many of our streets today privilege the private automobile. As new transportation modes are introduced in cities, there is a potential for new, more efficient, more valuable and more equitable configuration models for this public land. This exhibition is a mock-up of a series of ideas for a future Broadway, in which the street functions as social public space, privileging the pedestrian experience. It will be on Broadway, between 19th and 20th Streets,…

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Sketch Walk with Richard Alomar: Hudson Yards

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hudson Yards, 380-394 11th Ave NY 10001 United States + Google Map

Sketch Out/Loud 2019: Hudson Yards Phase 1 of the Hudson Yards is finally open! Explore the 28-acre megasite and sketch on location the views, landscape, architecture, and public life from within the site and looking in from outside along the High Line and surrounds.  Sketch book and lunch will be provided. We will meet at the south entrance to Herald Square Park @34th Street. Led by: Richard Alomar, RLA, ASLA. Rutgers Department of Landscape Architecture 4.0 LA CEUs PDH/HSW pending…

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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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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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Free

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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