Resources during COVID19

May 17, 2020 /

Resources during COVID19


ASLA-NY as gathered a listing of resources to help our members work from home, stay educated, and managing stress during this challenging time.

ASLA-NY Resources

Watch YouTube Videos from past events (Subscribe to be notified when new videos are posted):

See our videos on the ASLA-NY Website:

Read publications by Members:

Starting April 1, all ASLA-NY 2020 Design Award Winners will be featured on our Instagram Account – you can view even if you don’t have an account here:

Read the 2020 Design Award Press Release here

Get CEUs / Online Education

ASLA Online Learning website: As a perk of being an ASLA member you can obtain a free PDH of the month! Members must register for the Free PDH of the Month and pass the exam during the month it is featured in order to earn professional development hours. You must be logged in to redeem. For April, ASLA is providing several FREE CEUs – register for all here:

Search for all available CEU courses here


Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) provides several past recorded webinars

Kompan: Earn Free CEUS with Daily Playground Webinars (UPDATED 4/13)

Playcore: weekly webinars on play, fitness, early childhood development and even dog parks!

Gibney CE – ASLA-NY Past President Richard Gibney has a great collection of CEU opportunities for both LA and Arborists

LEARN about some of the trailblazers of the profession from The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF): The Pioneers of American Landscape Design® Oral History Project is an ever-growing, award-winning series of videotaped first-person interviews with significant practitioners.

Working From Home Resources

Video Conference / Share Screen Platform: Zoom – the leading communications platform is very user friendly and offers high quality capabilities to communicate remotely with teams. Free and paid options are available:  Also, Great resources from Zoom here

ASLA National just released a very in-depth listing of resources in the latest issue of LAND – Read here

Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success – a collection of learning videos from Linkedin


How to Have More Meaningful and Effective Virtual Meetings, by Mia Scharphie, the landscape architecture-trained change agent and founder of Build Yourself Workshop. (Mia has worked remotely and has coached professionally for years. Her blog includes additional resources.)

Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce During Coronavirus — and Beyond

An Architects Guide to Virtual Practice, by the AIA Trust.

8 Recruiting Productivity Hacks to Save Time, Lower Your Stress, and Allow You to Read ‘War and Peace’ (Kidding)

7+7 Strategies for Working from Home During COVID-19 – How to successfully juggle work and kids without dropping any balls. From Psychology Today

Mind Body Spirit

Playcore:  4 Ways to Thrive at Home

NYC Mental Health Support while staying at home  if anyone needs help to find therapists that will do video / phone visits

NYC Parks is posting Meditation Moments on their YouTube Channel

The American Hiking Society has put together a resource for hiking, walking and running with your family during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please remember to follow the guidelines of your local government and the CDC.

America Walks – Managing the Uncertainty of the COVID-19 Outbreak through Walking

Streetsblog – Dealing with the pandemic one step at a time: Practice walking as self-care

For your Reading Pleasure

LA Magazine

Did you know that LAM is available online? All issues from 1910-2014 in their entirety are scanned in and available to view, read, download, quote… and easy to do a search on a topic, site or landscape architect. It is FREE for all members! Check it out:



Linescapes YouTube Channel – Linescapes offers tutorials on how to draw, talks with professionals about their drawing techniques and other content regarding hand drawing

For Kids

ASLA Discover Landscape Architecture Activity Books for kids and for teens, in English and in Spanish, are available for free download.

Author and illustrator Mo Willems is posting daily interactive video sessions:
Lunch Doodles with Mo

Green Trees and Sam, by Shannon Gapp, can be read online for free.

For older kids (& grownups!), the Cooper-Hewitt offers videos of interviews with designers in every field — landscape architects and a whole lot more — as well as public programs and behind-the-scenes stories, while their video-based Design Dictionary provides an insider’s view of different creative techniques. One can also explore the collection.

National Geographic offers these tips on working with kid “colleagues” at home, along with more links to resources and activities.

WBUR reports on a few new free online art classes; ways to encourage accessible creativity in the midst of this challenging time.

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