AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS CONVENES BLUE RIBBON PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND RESILIENCE

Multidisciplinary panel to make policy recommendations around climate change mitigation and adaptation 9/13/2017 – The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, is convening a blue ribbon panel to make comprehensive public-policy recommendations for mitigating and adapting to climate change through resilient design. Composed of 11 experts from across various disciplines, the panel will make recommendations that will ultimately save lives and affordably protect cities from future natural disasters. ASLA urges responsible policy […]

ASLA to Host Security Design Panel on Facebook Live

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will host an Aug. 31 panel of landscape architects via Facebook Live to discuss the security design of public places. In view of recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Barcelona and London, the panel will examine the urgent need to ensure the public’s safety on public, government and institutional properties. Key design goals and challenges will also be addressed from various angles, with a special focus on how to provide an adequate balance between addressing threats […]

The Big Pre-Oscar Snub

From the Huffington Post, 8/23/2017 by Charles Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation Publicity still for Columbus showing male lead John Cho in the Miller Garden. Who got snubbed? That’s the question asked every year when the Oscar nominees are announced. Critics opine about the performances not recognized, and gossips wonder if those snubbed had meltdowns like the one comedic genius Catherine O’Hara’s character Marilyn Hack has in the brilliant satiric movie For Your Consideration (O’Hara, by the way, was snubbed for that performance. Sad!). Well, […]

Press Release: ASLA Opposes Elimination of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Karen Grajales American Society of Landscape Architects (202) 216-2371 [email protected] @landarchitects ASLA Opposes Elimination of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS)   Washington, D.C., August 18, 2017 – In response to President Trump’s executive order intended to streamline the environmental approval process for major infrastructure projects, Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), released the following statement: “ASLA is deeply concerned with the executive order’s roll […]

ASLA-NY Members Help Students Build a Rain Garden in Brooklyn

On June 27, members from ASLA-NY and the Trust for Public Land (TPL) joined students at JHS 218 in Brooklyn to talk about landscape architecture, planting and stewardship then added new plants to their rain garden. Students learned how to prepare the soil by adding air and breaking up compacted areas and landscape architects assisted them with plant selection, layout and planting. The Greenbelt Native Plant Center on Staten Island donated most of the plant material, all grown from locally […]

Video: Climate Change in NYC: Bridging Science and Practice – 06.08.2017

Climate Change in NYC: Bridging Science and Practice – 06.08.2017 from Center for Architecture on Vimeo. Confronting the challenges of a rapidly urbanizing world threatened by climate change requires expanding on the traditional influence and capabilities of architects, landscape architects, and urbanists. Climate science, natural systems, and compact urban forms must be integrated to configure dynamic, desirable, and healthy communities. Global climate challenges are major threats to modern cities, and New York City in particular will be affected in many […]

American Society of Landscape Architects, New York and The Trust for Public Land Announces New Student Stewardship Program

NEW YORK, NY— The American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter (ASLA-NY) and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announce a unique partnership where we work directly with elementary and high school students to develop career discovery in landscape architecture and participate in garden stewardship projects at their schoolyard. Since 1996, The Trust for Public Land’s NYC Playgrounds Program has designed and/or built 189 school and community playgrounds across the five boroughs. Through an interactive, participatory design process, TPL […]

Call for Presentations for the Southeast NY Stormwater Management Conference

Southeast New York Stormwater Conference October 18, 2017 – Dutchess Manor – Beacon, NY Call for Presentations The 17th annual Southeast New York Stormwater Conference is set for Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The conference provides an opportunity for municipal officials and staff as well as stormwater professionals to learn about stormwater management and related subjects from experts working in southeast NY and beyond. The Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts is currently accepting proposals for presentations.  Topics should be generally related […]

Member Spotlight: Liz Pulver

Liz Pulver has practiced landscape architecture since 1997, working with national and international leaders in the industry. Her experiences with West 8, Hollander Design, Thomas Balsley Associates and David Thorne, give her unique insight into the genesis of design at varied scales from residential gardens to greenroofs to campuses and city parks. Her experience in design-build and landscape construction, provides a practical overlay that keeps her work tied to the realities of the site and application. Liz is a registered […]

ANNOUNCING THE 2017 ASLA-NY CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!

Are you interested in getting more involved in your profession by joining the board of the New York Chapter of ASLA?  We are now accepting nominations for our Executive Committee (i.e., board members), Trustee and Secretary.  Being a board member is a great way to promote the field of landscape architecture as well as impact the professional community.  Help guide the direction of your chapter, develop great relationships with other landscape architects and have an impact on the future of […]