Professional Practice Networks

For PPN Members: Ways to Engage With Your PPN

All ASLA members can contribute and participate on a national level through ASLA’s Professional Practice Networks (PPNs).

Be an Active Member of Your PPN

Write for THE FIELD Blog   

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Attend or Present an ASLA Online Learning Webinar

Online learning

Members save 75 percent on ASLA Online Learning, which offers access to live and recorded Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System™ (LA CES™)-approved webinars. Throughout the year, PPNs host live webinars, often presented by PPN members. Presentation proposals from members are accepted on a rolling basis.  


Join the Conversation with your PPN's LinkedIn Group

In addition to one general PPNs group, each PPN also has its own LinkedIn group as a forum for questions and discussions. Click the link below to request to join your PPN's group and then contribute to the conversation:

Professional Practice Networks LinkedIn group
Campus Planning and Design
Children's Outdoor Environments
Community Design
Digital Technology
Ecology and Restoration
Education and Practice
Environmental Justice
Healthcare and Therapeutic Design
Historic Preservation
International Practice
Landscape—Land Use Planning
Parks and Recreation
Planting Design
Residential Landscape Architecture
Sustainable Design and Development
Urban Design
Water Conservation
Women in Landscape Architecture

Join Your PPN Leadership Team

ASLA members who want to get more involved in guiding the direction of their PPN and share their expertise with a national audience may volunteer to join their PPN leadership team as a PPN chair or officer. PPN leaders are often a first contact for press requests. 


PPN Chairs and Officers


PPN Chair Leadership Toolkit

PPN Officer Toolkit

PPN Chairs serve two-year terms, during which they direct their PPN's activities, in coordination with staff. Many PPNs also have one or more PPN officers to assist with specific activities. The commitment is a short monthly call with like-minded professionals and volunteering to support one of the PPN’s resources. To get started as PPN leader, complete this very short form:


The Professional Practice Networks at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture

In the EXPO's Practice Basecamp, attendees have a chance to network with colleagues from different PPNs.

PPN Meetings  

ASLA Conference

PPN meetings take place throughout the conference weekend in a central location on the EXPO floor, and include a variety of formats: invited speakers, fast-paced PechaKucha-style presentations, networking sessions, and more.

Additional PPN Member Resources





Professional Practice: 

Library and
Research Services:
Ian Bucacink

RFQs & Opportunities:

Historic Landscapes (HALS):