World Landscape Architecture Month 2021

World Landscape Architecture Month
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What is World Landscape Architecture Month

April is World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM). Established by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), WLAM is a month-long international celebration of landscape architecture and designed public and private spaces. People and communities around the world have deep, long-standing personal connections to the spaces landscape architects create – they’re just not aware of it. During WLAM, ASLA and landscape architects around the world aim to demonstrate that connection by highlighting landscape architect-designed spaces.

How Does ASLA Celebrate WLAM

ASLA’s core vision statement is “healthy, beautiful, and resilient places for all.” This April during World Landscape Architecture Month, we will show how landscape architecture projects embody that vision in all communities – communities of all colors, socioeconomic backgrounds, and ability levels. We want to highlight how the spaces landscape architects create promote and facilitate people growing together with each other & with nature.

This year’s theme will be “Growing Together.”

All month, the American Society of Landscape Architects, our chapters in states and schools across the country, and our members around the world will showcase all the ways in which communities grow together in the spaces landscape architects create.


We'll highlight landscape architecture projects and spaces that form the fabric of the communities they serve. Our social media feeds on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn will showcase notable projects, practitioners, and progress in the field using the hashtags #WLAM2021 and #GrowingTogether. Student and Professional chapters will take over our Instagram to show their great work.

Here are a few ways you can participate: 

Mapping Projects That Help Communities Grow Together ▽

ASLA is compiling a list of landscape architecture projects in communities around the world. From parks to public plazas, complete streets to community gardens, landscape architects play a critical role in shaping the world around us all.

If you have a local example of landscape architecture at work, submit it to our map using this link: https://airtable.com/shr7PUDuKipNX2cUI  

Partnering with the Earth Day Network's Great Global Cleanup Initiative ▽

This year, ASLA is is partnering with the Earth Day Network on their Great Global Cleanup Initiative.

ASLA Chapters and members are encouraged to use ASLA's portal page to organize a cleanup throughout World Landscape Architecture Month.

For more information about how to set up, join, and register your cleanup, visit ASLA's Great Global Cleanup portal at www.earthday.org/asla

Share Landscape Architecture on Social Media ▽

Share examples of landscape architecture in your own lives and communities.

Snap a photo, add one of our special-made WLAM 2021 frames, and post on your channels with the hashtags #GrowingTogether and #WLAM2021.

Instagram Takeover Days ▽

All month, ASLA Professional and Student Chapters are teaming up to takeover the @NationalASLA Instagram Account and show off landscape architecture in their area.

Check our Instagram Account every day in April to see spots near you!
    April 3: Virginia Chapter with Virginia Tech Student Chapter
    April 5: Illinois Chapter with Illinois Institute of Technology & University of Illinois Student Chapters
    April 8: New York Upstate Chapter with Cornell University & SUNY ESF Student Chapters
    April 9: Louisiana Chapter with Louisiana State University Student Chapter
    April 10: Wisconsin Chapter
    April 11: St. Louis Chapter with Washington University Student Chapter
    April 12: North Carolina Chapter
    April 13: Utah Chapter
    April 14: Maryland Chapter
    April 15: Washington State Chapter
    April 16: Iowa Chapter with Iowa State Student Chapter
    April 17: Indiana Chapter with Ball State University & Purdue University Student Chapters
    April 18: Ohio Chapter with Ohio State University, Kent State University, and University of Cincinnati Student Chapters
    April 19: New York Chapter with CCNY Student Chapter
    April 20: Special Instagram Takeover: Learn More About the ASLA Student Awards Program
    April 21: California: San Diego Chapter
    April 22: EARTH DAY
    April 23: Arizona Chapter
    April 24: New Jersey Chapter with Rutgers Student Chapter
    April 25: Boston (Massachusetts/Maine) Chapter
    April 27: Maryland Chapter with Morgan State University and University of Maryland Student Chapters
    April 28: Kentucky Chapter with University of Kentucky Student Chapter
    April 29: California Southern Chapter
    April 30: Texas Chapter

Growing the Future Together Student Member Contest ▽

As landscape architecture students, you aren't only the future of the profession - you will play a significant role in designing the future of the planet.

As part of WLAM2021, ASLA is asking landscape architecture students to show all the new, innovative, creative ways in which they are working to design spaces and projects, especially those in underserved communities, that promote growing together.

Post your projects, with short community impact statements, on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtags #GrowingtheFuture & #WLAM2021. Each post will count as one entry.

At the end of the month, two lucky winners will win a trip to the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville, Tennessee this November.

"Frame" Yourself on Facebook ▽

Let all your friends on Facebook know you're celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month!

ASLA has developed a special "frame" to celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month.

To add the frame to your photo, head over to your Facebook page. Click "Update Profile Picture," then "Add a Frame."

You will find the frame by searching for "World Landscape Architecture Month." Select the frame and click "Use As Profile Picture."

WLAM Specials

 Take advantage of our WLAM2021 "Growing Together" Learning Bundle, featuring three sessions worth 4.0 PDH for a discounted member price, now through April 30, 2021. Sessions include:
  • Out There: New Practices of Community Engaged Design
  • Equity by Design: Connecting with Underserved Communities in Your Design Process
  • Better Cities: Reclaiming Land for Cars into Space for People!
Check out the April WLAM edition of Landscape Architecture Magazine free of charge.

More Resources

Past WLAM Celebrations





 *Image credits:  

(Bottom Left): 2020 ASLA Honor Award in General Design. Deep Form of Designed Nature: Sanya Mangrove Park. Sanya City, Hainan Province, China. TURENSCAPE | Image by Kongjian Yu, Turenscape 

(Middle): 2020 ASLA Honor Award in Urban Design. The 606. Chicago, Illinois, United States. Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. | Image by Alex MacLean  

 (Top Right): 2019 ASLA Honor Award in General Design. Barangaroo Reserve. Sydney, Australia. PWP Landscape Architecture | Image by PWP Landscape Architecture  



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