American Society of Landscape Architects

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The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has released a new, exciting VR video of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, a project that bridges a highway and reunites a part of Dallas. The video is intended to entice viewers into taking a vivid journey through this park built over a highway. It is narrated by landscape architect James Burnett,...

At the National Building Museum (NBM) in Washington, D.C., Laurie Olin, FASLA, founder of OLIN, became the first landscape architect to win this prestigious prize, joining Jane Jacobs, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Phyllis Lambert, and Andres Duany in NBM’s pantheon of those deemed most influential in shaping our built environment.
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Sometimes things happen that make you question everything.
Two weeks ago, I walked along 103rd Street toward the corner of Grape in Watts with several community advocates and a selection committee from the California Natural Resources Agency. Viviana Franco and Maria De Leon from From Lot to Spot, the non-profit who applied for an urban greening...

In response to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent announcement to repeal the Clean Power Plan, Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), released the following statement: “ASLA is extremely disappointed in Pruitt’s decision to repeal...

ASLA is extremely disappointed in Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan, which was projected to cut U.S. carbon emissions 32 percent by 2030. It comes at a time when American communities are bearing the destructive effects of climate change, with ravaging wildfires in the West and...

A new research report from the Nature Conservancy argues that for just $8 per person, the U.S. could maintain and then significantly expand the tree canopy of American cities, an incredibly cost-effective investment in public health. While high-profile urban tree planting campaigns like New York City’s get a lot of attention, most U.S. cities have...

WHAT: The ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO is the largest landscape architecture trade show in the world. It will bring together more than 5,500 attendees and more than 375 exhibitors. The 2017 theme, “Common Ground,” reflects how landscape architects design common areas—including streets, parks, markets and gardens—where people meet and...

Landscape Architect Explores Nature’s Role in Urban Development – 9/18/17, Rhode Island Public Radio; “If you’ve made your way to the outskirts of downtown Providence lately, you may have noticed thousands of sunflowers growing on empty plots of land by the..."

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) celebrates diversity during National Hispanic Heritage Month and throughout the year. National Hispanic Heritage Month, which began on September 15 and will end on October 15, is a fitting time to reflect on ASLA’s efforts to raise awareness of landscape architecture careers to the widest...

DesignIntelligence recently announced its 2017 landscape architecture graduate and undergraduate program rankings. For the third year in a row, Louisiana State University (LSU) was deemed the best undergraduate landscape architecture program. And for the 13th consecutive year, Harvard University retained its dominance as the best graduate program,...