ASLA's Federal and State Advocacy Efforts are Guided by These Overarching Themes:

Climate Change and Resilience

Landscape architects confront climate change in their daily life and use their expertise in resilient and sustainable design to mitigate the consequences of the ongoing climate crisis. Because climate change and resilience are so important and interwoven with other issues, ASLA believes that all our advocacy efforts should take climate change and resilience into account.

Equity and Environmental Justice

Landscape architects know the importance of community engagement during the design and planning process. Those most affected by a project need to be heard and understood. All too often underserved communities, especially Black and Native communities, are ignored during the planning stages of a projects and disproportionately suffer adverse environmental and health consequences. ASLA believes that all advocacy efforts must include a push for equity and environmental justice.

ASLA Advocates on

Member Resources


Roxanne Blackwell, 
Esq., Hon. ASLA,
Director of Federal
Government Affairs

Elizabeth Hebron,
Director of State
Government Affairs