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.

Video: New York At Risk: On The Waterfront

New York At Risk: On The Waterfront – 4.21.13 from Center for Architecture New York At Risk: On The Waterfront – 4.21.13 from Center for Architecture on Vimeo. We’ve got 600 miles of coastline, water underground, water rushing at us from upstream, tidal currents rushing in from all around. We have one of the world’s largest natural harbors, from which an amazing port city grew. Even without a changing climate, we would have waterfront problems and just as many conflicting […]

Video: Susannah Drake, “Resilient Urban Environments”

Susannah Drake, “Resilient Urban Environments” from SVA MA Design Research February 21, 2013 Susannah Drake, “Resilient Urban Environments” from SVA MA Design Research on Vimeo. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the topics of sea level rise and storm surge have never been so relevant. Susannah Drake, the Principal of dlandstudio, will discuss how landscape architecture and good environmental design can create new infrastructure systems that will result in more resilient cities and improved biodiversity. Drake will also argue how […]

Video: Landscape Architecture Design Speed Dating

Landscape Architecture Design Speed Dating from Van Alen Institute Landscape Architecture Design Speed Dating from Van Alen Institute on Vimeo.On Saturday, October 13, 2012 ASLA-NY and Van Alen Institute hosted Landscape Architecture Design Speed Dating, a special edition of Van Alen’s seasonal portfolio review series pairing four emerging landscape architecture professionals with four esteemed critics from the landscape community for a round-robin of rapid-fire feedback. Thanks to this round’s panel of critics: Thomas Balsley (Principal, Thomas Balsley Associates), Nancy Prince […]

Video: Change Agents: Landscape Architects on the Innovation Forefront

Change Agents: Landscape Architects on the Innovation Forefront On October 18, 2010 the Van Alen Institute hosted an evening of rapid-fire Pecha Kucha presentations in partnership with the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. “Change Agents: Landscape Architects on the Innovation Forefront” featured twelve speakers who shared their own efforts to push the boundaries of the profession, advocate for positive change, and create quality spaces for civic life. To view the full line-up of presenters, visit […]