Letter from the Co-chair
Letter from the Chair
by James Hencke, ASLA
Welcome to the Spring 2008 newsletter! This issue focuses on “waking our group up,” art in the landscape, and streetscape design.

San Francisco 2007

First, Tom Walsh and I (your new PPN Co-chairs) want to thank all of the members who attended the ASLA national meeting in San Francisco this past October. There were 35+ members who attended the Urban Planning and Design PPN meeting, and we had a good discussion about how to get our group more active and engaged in helping each other and the profession.

Membership Report

As of February 2008, our PPN has a total membership of 812. This is one of the largest PPNs within ASLA, and includes members from around the world. We need to become more active! As one of our group’s Co-chairs, I respectfully request submissions of short articles for inclusion in upcoming newsletters for our group. Anything from 1/2 page to 2 pages will work well. If you are interested, please feel free to contact me with questions.

Philadelphia 2008

As we begin to think about the next ASLA annual meeting, I propose that we begin a discussion now about any issues that we would like to address in Philadelphia. Also, we may want to think about a group social event or walking tour - any ideas out there amongst the membership? A great mixed-use project we should see? A sustainable infill development? An urban park?

Looking forward to collaborating with all of you in the coming year, and please feel free to contact me with any questions, issues, or concerns! James Hencke, ASLA hencke@pbworld.com

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