April 2008 Newsletter
What is the E-communities Network?

Last year ASLA launched the e-communities network as a members-only interactive web based community. The SDD was one of the first to launch its site. With our membership having grown to over 1,000 at that point, the SDD email list was not an agreeable communication avenue for all members. Thank you to those who stood by despite full mailboxes of “please remove me” emails.

If you haven’t signed into the e-communities yet, you are missing a great opportunity to be involved in the SDD PPN. The e-communities network has an events calendar, and an area for officers to post documents and other pertinent material we wish to share with you. There is also a discussion forum section that allows members to post and reply to topics related to sustainable design.

The SDD PPN e-community is growing steadily, with 75 current subscribers and 50 user posts. The discussion forum has covered a variety of discussions including: local sustainable landscape guides, use of native plants, irrigation, mulch specifications, permaculture, infiltration, bioswales and rain gardens, alternative pavement options, and de-icing salts.

If you haven’t already signed in, we invite you to join us and your fellow SDD PPN members. It is easy to do. For instructions on signing in please read the file at http://www.asla.org/members/ppn/e-C_nav.pdf.

 
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Sustainable Design and Development PPN Update
What is the E-communities Network
Sustainable Sites Initiative Update
Landscape Architects and Engineers Working Together to Deliver the World's Largest Sustainable Park
Living Systems Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape
Tips and Information
 

 

Lisa Cowan, ASLA, Co-Chair
(207) 829-3600
lcowan@studioverdelandscape.com

 Constance (CeCe) Haydock, ASLA, Co-Chair
(516) 759-7039
cecehaydock@gmail.com

Keven Graham, ASLA, Officer
(630) 668-3788
kgraham@planres.com
 

April Philips, ASLA, Officer
(415) 331-2784
aphilips@apdw.com


Hunter Beckham, ASLA, Officer
(314) 644-5700
hunterb@swtdesign.com  

Nette Compton, ASLA, Officer
(212) 574-6850
jeannette.compton@gmail.com

Lisa Kunst Vavro, ASLA, Officer
(412) 263-1753
lvavro@psu.edu