March 2007 Newsletter
Letter from the Chair
Sustainable Sites Initiative in full swing. This year has been an exciting one for the Sustainable Sites Initiative. Not only has ASLA committed to the Initiative as a major endeavor, we have formed a partnership with the Lady Bird Johnson
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A Summary Update on the Sustainable Sites Initiative
The Sustainable Sites Initiative will establish Sustainable Sites as an industry adopted mechanism with standards by which sustainable site development is measured. Achieving this mission will promote the larger vision “All site related planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance practices
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The Sustainable Sites Initiative Timeline: Why will it take so long?
A formal site-only rating tool will take some five years to create. The Sustainable Sites Initiative’s interim products, however, will be available in as little time as six months. These technical reports will provide practical information to guide decision-making for site design based on performance outcomes and costs.
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Sustainable Sites Initiative Organizational Structure and Participant Roles
The Sustainable Sites Initiative continues to grow through the efforts of multiple constituent groups. The SDD PPN Officers Group was the engine within ASLA that got the project off the ground. ASLA is now one of two parent organizations supporting
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Presentations on the Sustainable Sites Initiative
The SDD PPN leadership and other Founding Individuals have been raising awareness of the Sustainable Sites Initiative by presenting on the initiative and its progress at local and national gatherings across the country. Audiences addressed in the past two years
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Greenbuild 2006 Report Denver, Colorado
Greenbuild by the numbers: 13,500 attendees from 50 states and more than 25 countries, 500+ on site volunteers, 480 exhibitors in 750 booths in 187,000 sq ft of exhibit hall space, 75 concurrent education sessions, 22 LEED Workshops 
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New book by Andre Leitao, Joseph Miller, and Jack Ahern – Measuring Landscapes: A Planner's Handbook
This book takes Michael Hough and Richard T.T.  Forman’s work one step further by showing how to  use various landscape metrics developed and used  by scientists to measure biodiversity and ecological  health as possible tools for guiding land use planning. 
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Letter from the Chair
A Summary Update on the Sustainable Sites Initiative
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The Sustainable Sites Initiative Timeline: Why will it take so long?
Sustainable Sites Initiative Organizational Structure and Participant Roles
Thank you to the 'Founding Individuals' and 'Product Development Committee Members' for your enduring commitment and hard work!
Presentations on the Sustainable Sites Initiative
Greenbuild 2006 Report Denver, Colorado
New book by Andre Leitao, Joseph Miller, and Jack Ahern – Measuring Landscapes: A Planner's Handbook
 

 

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

 Constance (CeCe) Haydock, ASLA, Co-Chair
(516) 759-7039
cth36over@aol.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