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ASLA Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the presence of Hispanic and Latinx Americans in North America.

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) remains committed to increasing awareness of the landscape architecture profession and all of its talented professionals. ASLA celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting the significant contributions of Hispanic and Latino American landscape architects to the profession and communities around the world.

 About Hispanic Heritage Month 

 Recent Highlights of Hispanic and Latinx ASLA Diversity Summit Participants to Watch:

Upcoming Event(s):

 ASLA Career Discovery Resources Available in Spanish

  • The ASLA Discover Landscape Architecture Activity Book for Kids (ages 9–12) - Download 
  • The ASLA Discover Landscape Architecture Activity Book for Teens and Adults (ages 13 and above) - Download

Past News: ASLA Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

 ASLA Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I)

Below are just a few ways ASLA demonstrates it commitment to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion within our profession, membership, and leadership; striving to mirror the communities we serve; welcoming and serving all people and communities; and treating them fairly and equitably.

  • Diversity statement: Mirroring the Nation: Landscape Architecture and the Future of the Profession. For the profession of landscape architecture to remain relevant and responsive, it must better represent the communities and people it serves. Greater diversity brings new perspectives and thought leadership, strengthens professional/community connections, and supports social equity.

ASLA Diversity in Action

The examples below reflect ASLA’s long-standing history of highlighting the contributions of Hispanic/Latinx landscape architects, making a concerted effort to promote the profession to groups traditionally-underrepresented in the field, supporting emerging professionals from diverse backgrounds, and capturing the experience and issues impacting Hispanic/Latinx and other vulnerable communities in its work.

  •  Diversity Summit - Since 2013 ASLA has convened an annual diversity summit to strengthen its focus on the recruitment of minorities into academic programs and mentorship of minority students and practitioners.
  • #iPledgeASLADiversity - During the 2018 Diversity Summit, attendees developed the iPledgeASLADiversity social media campaign as an opportunity to:
    • Share commitments to action made by Summit attendees,
    • Support ASLA’s strategic objective to Shape the Future of Landscape Architecture and Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession,
    • Show ASLA members, firm leaders and others strategies to support or design diversity and inclusion efforts in their organizations, and
    • Highlight ASLA resources.
     Each week, the series features efforts made by Summit attendees on Twitter and Instagram. ASLA encourages its members and chapters to take the pledge, commit to diversity and inclusion, and share using #iPledgeASLADiversity.

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