Registration Is Open for the 2014 INASLA Annual Meeting
Friday, October 17
A great lineup of state and national presenters headlines this year’s INASLA Annual Meeting, with topics ranging from small business growth to public engagement strategies to urban forestry to national advocacy issues. Whatever your interest, this year not only packs the continuing education credits, but promises to show the beauty of landscape architecture at every scale.
Register at the link above. More information regarding meeting schedule, speakers, and CEU credits will be made available shortly.
New York Upstate
Using Reclaimed Materials in Hardscape Projects
This presentation will cover historic paving materials and how they can be used in today’s designs. A brief overview of the historic brick manufacturing processes and stone sources is provided. Information is provided on how these products may contribute to LEED and SITES credits. Both historic and modern installation methods of bricks and cobbles are outlined including permeable pavement applications. Options for ADA-compliant installations are reviewed. Additional reclaimed materials such as curbing, stone sidewalk slabs, stone building elements, and large stone block are also discussed. Samples of materials are circulated to demonstrate the characteristics of the materials. Cost is $10.
Raleigh’s First Community Parklet Has Been Successfully Funded
North Carolina State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture graduate students, in collaboration with Deco Raleigh, are working to create a dynamic, creative, and truly noteworthy public space at the corner of Salisbury Street and Hargett Street. You can find more about the collaborative efforts they are making via www.raleighspace.org.
Learn more about the project on the completed Kickstarter page.
Event: The Willamette Valley as a Park
June 31, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Retiring Baby Boomers desiring outdoor recreation, foodies and wine connoisseurs coming for the comestibles, climate refugees fleeing soaring Southwest temperatures—the population of the Willamette Valley is near certain to soar. Can we welcome the hordes without losing what we treasure about the valley? Four visionary thinkers ponder the possibilities: award-winning regional planner John Fregonese; urban naturalist Mike Houck; Mark Davison, Metro’s parks and natural areas manager; and Charles Goodrich, director of the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word at Oregon State University.
Members free, nonmembers $20, seniors and students $17. Advance ticket purchase recommended.