Letter from the Chair
by Jon Bryan Burley, FASLA

The 2010 ASLA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC was an exceptional meeting, with numerous international presentations. At the International Practice Professional Practice Network’s business meeting, the attendees began planning for another set of 2011 newsletter articles. However, we have a wonderful set of landscape architecture articles to start out the New Year from a number of locations around the world:

  • Fidenzio G. Salvatori, President of LAD Canada International, discusses his firm’s activities in China.
  • Yang Rui and Li Xiaoying, who are professors from Nanjing Forestry University present their perspective on the 2010 International Federation of Landscape Architects meeting in Suzhou, China.
  • Wilfrid L. Gates, Jr. ASLA, Chairman of Gates, Leighton & Associates, Inc. describes how his firm came to establish an office in Egypt and its current projects there.
  • Aaron Rzeznik, who recently traveled to Germany, discusses the history and landscape architecture of beer gardens.
  • James Goff, who recently spent time in the United Kingdom, describes the design features of the Hampton Court Gardens in London.
  • I included a piece about the work of Wu Wei, a Professor at Tongji University, and a very talented landscape architect in Shanghai, China.
  • Justin Libra, an American living and working in Beijing, China, describes his recent professional activities and explorations.
  • I summarized the topics covered at a recent WSEAS meeting in Faro, Portugal.

I hope that you enjoy the articles featured in this newsletter. If you wish to contribute to a future newsletter, please contact me, and I would be happy to include your article in a forthcoming edition.

Yours in communications,

Dr. Jon Bryan Burley, FASLA
burleyj@msu.edu

 
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