DEC Accepting Applications for Urban Forestry Projects

Grants Will Add and Enhance Green Space In Cities Throughout the State The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for urban forestry project grants that can be used to enhance landscapes and provide green spaces in urban areas across the state, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. “Trees and green space are an important part of a community, even in densely-populated urban areas where such resources are limited,” Commissioner Martens said. “Governor Cuomo and members […]

Call for Volunteers: ACE Mentor Program

ACE is a free after-school program that engages high school students (9-12) in a project that focuses on Architecture, Construction, and/or Engineering.

ELA Launches New Webinar Series Free “A Focus on Sustainability”

The series is presented by the Ecological Landscaping Association (ELA), in collaboration with the Midwest Ecological Landscape Alliance (MELA), the Chesapeake Conservation Landscape Council (CCLC), and EcoLandscape California (ELC).

Design Opportunities (“DO”) proposed building projects: Designers Needed

Design Opportunities is a monthly listing of Proposed Building projects or renovations for which owner or developer will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) … a proposed design … within the near future.

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.

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.

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

Video: NY1 Parks Panel

NY1 VIDEO: On June 28, 2013 The Road to City Hall’s Errol Louis hosted a Parks Panel that explored the state of public parks now and the future, including the disparity in funding, with former Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe; Holly Leicht of New Yorkers for Parks; ASLA-NY President and Principal of Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects & Planners, Laura Starr; and Geoffrey Croft from NYC Parks Advocates. Here are some more interesting recent articles on NYC Parks:

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)

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.

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

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.