ASLA Announces 2024 Honors Recipients
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Landscape Architects Support Indigenous Communities Through Conference Offset Program
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Fond Du Lac Band Forest Carbon Project, Minnesota / © Stan Tekiela, courtesy of National Indian Carbon Coalition ASLA announced a new partnership with the National Indian Carbon Coalition (NICC) to offset greenhouse gas emissions from its ASLA 2024 Conference on Landscape Architecture in Washington, D.C., October 6-9. While it pursues its goal of reducing emissions by 20 percent by the end of 2024, ASLA has committed to purchasing up to 3,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide emission offsets from NICC this year (equivalent to 3,500 carbon credits). This partnership will also advance the cultura ..read more
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ASLA Survey: Continued Increase in Demand for Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change
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ASLA 2023 Landmark Award. Vista Hermosa Natural Park. Los Angeles. Studio-MLA / Hunter Kerhart ASLA has released the results of its second national survey on client demand for landscape architecture solutions to climate change. Over 500 landscape architects, designers, and landscape architecture educators in the U.S. responded to the survey in March 2024. The survey asked many of the same questions as in the first national survey issued in 2021. Nationwide, demand for nature-based solutions to climate change has increased over the past year. 70 percent of landscape architects and designers ..read more
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ASLA Elects 40 Members to Prestigious Council of Fellows
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ASLA 2024 Class of Fellows / ASLA Today, ASLA announced the elevation of 40 members as ASLA Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership/management, knowledge and service. “Landscape architecture makes the world a better place, and ASLA Fellows represent the most accomplished and admired leaders in the entire field,” said ASLA President SuLin Kotowicz, FASLA. “The professionals recognized in this year ..read more
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ASLA Fund Announces Development of New Guides on the Economic Benefits of Landscape Architecture and Nature-Based Solutions
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ASLA 2023 Professional Urban Design Honor Award. St Pete Pier: Revitalization of Waterfront and Historic Pier Site. St. Petersburg, Florida. KEN SMITH WORKSHOP / Rich Montalbano, RiMO The ASLA Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, has announced a new grant to the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center (EFC) in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation to create two new resource guides on the economic benefits of landscape architecture and nature-based solutions. The lead developer of the guides is Dr. Jennifer Egan, PhD, program manager, EFC. Landscape architects maximize ..read more
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ASLA Announces Pamela Conrad as Inaugural Biodiversity and Climate Action Fellow
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Pamela Conrad, ASLA, at COP28 / Kotchakorn Voraakhom, International ASLA ASLA announced a two-year fellowship with Pamela Conrad, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP, founder of Climate Positive Design. As ASLA’s inaugural Biodiversity and Climate Action Fellow, Conrad will research landscape architecture strategies that are most effective in addressing the climate and biodiversity crisis, with a specific focus on underserved communities in the U.S. and worldwide. “With Pamela’s expertise, we will be able to provide more in depth guidance and examples of successful nature-based solutions designed by landscap ..read more
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On World Water Day ASLA Urges Congress to Pass the WISE Act
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ASLA 2022 Professional Urban Design Honor Award. Shirley Chisholm State Park. Brooklyn, New York. Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates / Etienne Frossard On World Water Day, the American Society of Landscape Architects urges Congress to pass the Water Infrastructure Sustainability and Efficiency (WISE) Act which was introduced by Representative Nikema Williams (GA). The bill would increase the amount of nature-based solutions under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.  Specifically, this measure would increase the minimum requirement of all Clean Water State Revolving Fund dollars to 20 pe ..read more
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Landscape Architecture Strategies Reduce Impacts of Dangerous Extreme Heat
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ASLA 2022 Professional General Design Honor Award. From Brownfield to Green Anchor in the Assembly Square District. Somerville, Massachusetts. OJB Landscape Architecture / Kyle Caldwell The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Fund has released new peer-reviewed research on landscape architecture solutions to extreme heat, the deadliest climate impact. The research was developed by Dr. Daniella Hirschfeld, ASLA, PhD, Assistant Professor of Climate Adaptation Planning in the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department at Utah State University. Dr. Hirschfeld won a c ..read more
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Landscape Architecture Strategies Reduce Biodiversity Loss
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ASLA 2020 Professional General Design Honor Award. The Native Plant Garden at The New York Botanical Garden. New York, USA. OEHME, VAN SWEDEN | OvS / Ivo Vermeulen The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Fund has released new peer-reviewed research on landscape architecture solutions to the biodiversity crisis. The research was developed by Dr. Sohyun Park, ASLA, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Connecticut. Dr. Park and her team won a competitive national grant from the ASLA Fund in 2023 to conduct the research. “The ..read more
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ASLA Urges Administration to Invest in Nature-based Infrastructure Solutions
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ASLA 2023 Professional General Design Honor Award. University of Arizona Environment + Natural Resource II, Tucson, Arizona. COLWELL SHELOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE / Marion Brenner Today, ASLA released the following statement by CEO Torey Carter-Conneen after the State of the Union urging the Administration to continue deep investment in nature-based infrastructure solutions as part of its forthcoming budget priorities: “Last night, President Biden hit key themes in addressing the climate and biodiversity crisis and investing in America’s infrastructure. Innovative projects led by landscape ar ..read more
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