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Designing for Disaster
Christian Science Monitor
12/14/11
“‘Early reactions were crude and overbearing in how they tried to secure the perimeter,’ says Leonard Hopper, a past president of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Sidewalks bristled with bollards, concrete Jersey barriers (used to define lanes on highways), and precast planters called ‘bunkerpots.’”

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The Benefits of Urban Forests 
Planetizen
12/15/11
“Poor air quality has led to an explosion of health problems among vulnerable populations, claims the American Society of Landscape Architects. This video explains how urban forests provide environmental benefits to densely populated cities.”

D.C. Dating Game
Architect’s Newspaper
12/15/11
“Rob Rogers of Rogers Marvel Architects in New York caught up with landscape architects Ken Smith and Gary Hilderbrand.”

High Line Landscape Architect Tapped to Build an Olympic Labyrinth for the London Games
ArtInfo
12/15/11 
“James Corner, the New York-based landscape architect, put himself on the map after designing the celebrated and oft-copied High Line park.”

Landscape Architects Announce Call for Presentations for 2012 Annual Meeting
AECCafé
12/12/11
“Today, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the call for presentations for the 2012 Annual Meeting and EXPO. The deadline for education session proposals is January 20 and detailed information is available online.”

Arkansas Landscape Architects Honored
Topix
12/14/11
“The Arkansas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects honored several landscape architects earlier this fall.”

Governor Corbett Announces Confirmations
KGO-TV ABC-7
12/13/11
“Governor Tom Corbett today announced the following confirmations of his nominees by the Pennsylvania Senate: State Board of Landscape Architects, Daniel S. DiMucci, RLA, ASLA.”

Indianapolis Designers Gain Work with Upcoming 2012 Super Bowl
Contract Magazine
12/13/11
“As part of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) pilot program—an interdisciplinary effort of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden—$12.8 million is being directed to reconfiguring Georgia Street, the main thoroughfare that connects the Indiana Convention Center and Conseco Fieldhouse.”

On the Move, 12/13: Simon Hired by Van Eperen & Co. as VP
Maryland Daily Record
12/13/11
“Grace Ryan works in the firm’s higher education and health care groups; she is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she was secretary and president of the Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Other Buildings Showed the Value of Following Sustainable Principles
Post-Gazette.com
12/12/11
“The center is also a pilot project for the international Sustainable SITES Initiative, created by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden to set up national guidelines for sustainable land design, construction, and maintenance.”

Connecticut Olmsted Award Given to State Historic Preservation Officer Mary Donohue
Hartford Courant
12/10/11
“The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA) will present its 2011 Connecticut Olmsted Award to Mary Donohue, survey and grants director and senior architectural historian for the State Historic Preservation Office of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.”

Students Show Design Ideas for Future Uptown Parks at Hoboken City Hall
NJ.com
12/13/11
“Graduate students in the Landscape Architecture program at City College in New York showed off their ideas for future parks in Hoboken at Hoboken City Hall.”

“Living” Christmas Trees Are Growing in Popularity
WHDH 7 News
12/12/11
“In the spirit of celebrating a ‘green’ Christmas, Californians can now pick out a live holiday tree and then recycle it for next year, too. The Living Christmas Company's founder, Scott Martin, is a landscape architect for most of the year, but now through Christmas he is ‘Scotty Claus.’”

Undergraduate Architecture, Landscape Architecture Programs Rank High
Penn State Live
12/07/11
“Penn State's undergraduate architecture and landscape architecture programs, part of the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, have once again received top rankings in the annual DesignIntelligence survey, in which leading practitioners across the country rank the best schools.”

NPS Shows Off Georgetown Waterfront Boathouse Plan
DCist
12/14/11
“On hand was Carolyn Mitchell, a landscape architect with the Louis Berger Group, which is consulting on the project. Mitchell detailed several physical considerations that went into drawing up what the Park Service is calling a Non-Motorized Boathouse Zone.”

A Dim View of the Bright Lights in the Park
Times Union
12/13/11
“Once a cemetery, the park was created in 1869 and inspired by the work of pioneering landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, creator of New York City's Central Park, among many others.”

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