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Call for Entries to the ASLA 2024 Student Awards Program Now Open - Registration closes Friday, May 3 -- 02/05/2024
ASLA Calls for Presentation Proposals for 2024 Conference in Washington, DC - Proposal deadline: Monday, February 22, 2023 at 12:00 PM PST -- 01/16/2024
Nature-based Solutions Experts at COP28 - Landscape architects focus on investing in nature -- 12/07/2023
Landscape Architects Will Push for Nature-based Solutions at COP28 - Delegates will highlight the key role of landscape architecture in maximizing the benefits of nature for people and communities -- 11/27/2023
Practical Strategies for Reducing the Climate Impacts of Landscape Architecture Offices - ASLA releases comprehensive, freely-available guide to decarbonizing business operations -- 10/28/2023
70 Questions Landscape Architects Can Ask Industry Partners to Move Forward Climate and Biodiversity Goals - ASLA Releases Comprehensive Conversation Guide with Questions on Product Materials, Manufacturing, and More. -- 10/16/2023
Landscape Architects Advance Sustainable Conference Strategies to Achieve Climate Action Goals - ASLA forms partnership with Green Minneapolis to offset greenhouse gas emissions from its 2023 Conference in Minneapolis and support tree planting in underserved communities -- 09/13/2023
Landscape Architects Grow Program to Address Systemic Inequities - ASLA announces the new class of its Women of Color Licensure Advancement Program -- 09/06/2023
ASLA Announces 2023 Professional Awards - Thirty-four Professional Award winners represent the highest level of achievement in the landscape architecture profession -- 09/01/2023
San Juan Master Plan Wins Inaugural Global Impact Award from American Society of Landscape Architects and the International Federation of Landscape Architects - Led by a coalition of residents in the Caño Martín Peña District, the plan will increase access to safe drinking water, flood protection, economic opportunities, and safe housing and open space -- 09/01/2023
Vista Hermosa Natural Park in Los Angeles Wins Landmark Award from ASLA - The 15-year-old park has become a cornerstone of the neighborhood -- 09/01/2023
ASLA Announces 2023 Student Awards - Thirty Student Award winners represent a bright future for the landscape architecture profession -- 09/01/2023
ASLA Survey: Landscape Architects Call for Greater Collaboration with Product Manufacturers to Reduce Climate and Biodiversity Impacts - Landscape architects see need for new product data and tools to better measure and reduce impacts from their projects -- 08/21/2023
ASLA 2023 Conference Registration and Media Credentialing Are Open - Held in Minneapolis Oct 27-30, 2023, the conference will convene thousands of landscape architecture professionals to discuss climate, housing, equity, transportation, and resilience -- 08/14/2023
The ASLA Fund Announces Awardees of Inaugural National Competitive Research Grants - Focus is on Extreme Heat and Biodiversity Loss Solutions Designed by Landscape Architects -- 07/19/2023
Dept. of Homeland Security Designates Landscape Architecture a STEM Discipline - The designation recognizes the high degree of science, technology, engineering and mathematics course work required in landscape architecture collegiate programs -- 07/12/2023
ASLA Elects 48 Members to Prestigious ASLA Council of Fellows - “This year's class of ASLA Fellows has made outstanding contributions to people's health, safety, and welfare; environmental sustainability and climate resilience; and stronger communities,” says ASLA President Emily O’Mahoney -- 06/27/2023
ASLA Endorses Public School Green Rooftop Program Act - Green roofs lower temperatures, reduce energy needs, and provide access to nature in urban environments -- 06/21/2023
ASLA Announces 2023 Honors Recipients - “The ASLA honorees are the best of the best and represent what is possible in the field of landscape architecture. This is the highest recognition ASLA bestows each year,” said ASLA President Emily O’Mahoney, FASLA. -- 06/13/2023
ASLA Announces 2023 Honors Recipients - ASLA Honorees are “changing the world through their approach to landscape architecture,” says ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen -- 06/13/2023
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Undermines The Clean Water Act - In a decade marked by both extreme drought in the West and severe soaking storms in the East, wetlands are important ecosystems that can help provide solutions in both extremes–now they are at risk. -- 05/25/2023
ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen to Lead “Greening the Built Environment” Panel at Economist Sustainability Week USA - Panel will explore strategies for decarbonizing the building, landscape, and construction sector, which is responsible for 37% of energy and process-related greenhouse gas emissions -- 05/22/2023
ASLA Urges Congress to Pass the Living Schoolyards Act - Nature-based outdoor spaces spark learning -- 05/11/2023
Experts Say Gov. Sununu Is Wrong: Licensing Landscape Architects Protects Public Health and Safety - Union Leader Op-Ed from New Hampshire Landscape Architects Sets the Record Straight as Governor Threatens Deregulation; Local Landscape Architecture Leaders Available for Interviews and Commentary -- 03/01/2023
Booking.com’s Big Game Ad Features “Landscape Architect” — So What Exactly is a Landscape Architect? - “If you love football stadiums, vacation resorts, public parks, campuses, plazas, waterfronts and other outdoor spaces, thank a landscape architect!” -- 02/10/2023
Call for Entries to the ASLA 2023 Professional and Student Awards Program Now Open - New awards category focused on transformative solutions to the climate crisis -- 01/24/2023
ASLA Calls for Presentation Proposals for 2023 Conference in Minneapolis - Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 12:00 PM CST -- 01/12/2023
Landscape Architects Urge Greater Action on Biodiversity Crisis - The American Society of Landscape Architects Calls on National Governments to Commit to 30 x 2030 and the Global Goal for Nature: Nature Positive by 2030 -- 12/06/2022
Landscape Architects Aim for Zero Emissions by 2040 - The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Announces New Industry-wide Benchmarks to Address Climate Change and Biodiversity Crises -- 11/12/2022
ASLA Announces 2022 Student Awards - Nineteen Student Award winners represent the highest level of achievement in landscape architecture education -- 09/30/2022
ASLA Announces 2022 Professional Awards - Twenty-eight Professional Award winners represent the highest level of achievement in the landscape architecture profession -- 09/30/2022
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Will Headline the 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Francisco, Nov. 11-14 - Johnson, an internationally celebrated scientist and advocate for climate solutions and biodiversity, will address more than 6,000 landscape architecture professionals as they release their first Climate Action Plan -- 08/22/2022
ASLA Releases Analysis on the Inflation Reduction Act - Landscape architects lead the way to a climate resilient future -- 08/15/2022
Landscape Architects Form High-Profile Task Force to Take Action on Climate and Biodiversity Crises - Led by climate leaders in the field of landscape architecture, ASLA is developing a profession-wide Climate Action Plan -- 07/28/2022
ASLA Announces 2022 Honors Recipients - "We celebrate this year’s extraordinary and diverse cohort of honorees on their distinguished accomplishments and contributions to landscape architecture,” says ASLA President Eugenia Martin, FASLA -- 07/12/2022
ASLA Earns Health and Wellness “WELL Certified Gold” Label for its D.C. Center for Landscape Architecture - It’s the first Gold certification in Washington, D.C., and largest project in the capital to receive a human wellbeing-focused WELL Certification -- 06/30/2022
ASLA Elects 27 Members to Prestigious Council of Fellows - “ASLA Fellows represent the most accomplished and respected professionals in their field,” says President Eugenia Martin, FASLA -- 06/28/2022
ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen to Receive Business of Pride Award - Carter-Conneen recognized for raising the bar to advance LGBTQ equality and leadership in the workplace. -- 06/09/2022
ASLA 2022 Conference Registration and Media Credentialing Are Now Open - Held in San Francisco Nov. 11-14, 2022, the conference will convene more than 6,000 landscape architecture professionals to discuss climate, housing, equity, resilience, and more -- 06/08/2022
ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen to Speak on Carbon-Neutral Community Design June 8, 2022 - Nature-based solutions are key to effective and just transitions, Carter-Conneen will say -- 06/06/2022
Landscape Architects Take Action to Address Systemic Inequities Within Their Profession - ASLA announces the inaugural class of its Women of Color Licensure Advancement Program -- 06/01/2022
Latest IPCC Report Highlights Opportunities to Stave Off Worst Climate Impacts - ASLA urges governments to focus on cities and nature to meet climate goals. -- 04/07/2022
President Biden Appoints Landscape Architect to Federal Agency That Oversees Public Works in Nation’s Capital - Lisa E. Delplace becomes one of seven members of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts -- 03/23/2022
Statement by ASLA on IPCC Report - ASLA is deeply concerned by the latest scientific findings outlined in Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability -- 03/02/2022
New Program Designed to Address Systemic Inequities in the Profession of Landscape Architecture - ASLA Announces Women of Color Licensure Advancement Program -- 02/23/2022
Landscape Architecture Projects from American Society of Landscape Architects Awards to be Archived in the Library of Congress - Award Winners Exemplify the Best and Most Innovative Landscape Architecture Projects, Especially How They Shape the Natural Environment and Communities -- 01/26/2022
Landscape Architecture Poised for Growth and Leadership with New Alliance - ASLA, Land8 Media, LLC, and the LABash Conference, Inc., Announce Landmark Partnerships  -- 01/25/2022
ASLA Applauds House for Advancing Nation’s Climate and Resilience Goals - Statement by Torey Carter-Conneen, CEO, ASLA -- 11/19/2021
ASLA Survey: Significant Increase in Demand for Climate Planning and Design Solutions Over Past Year - Clients are looking to landscape architects to provide nature-based solutions to climate impacts, with street trees, bioswales, and native, drought-tolerant plants in high demand. -- 11/18/2021
Landscape Architects Poised to Lead New Era of Infrastructure - Statement by Torey Carter-Conneen, CEO, ASLA -- 11/05/2021
ASLA Ratifies International Federation of Landscape Architects’ Climate Action Commitment - Landscape Architects Unite in Advance of Key United Nations Climate Change Conference -- 10/12/2021
ASLA Announces 2021 Professional Award Winners - The professional awards represent the highest honor in the landscape architecture profession. -- 10/04/2021
ASLA Announces 2021 Student Award Winners - The student awards represent the highest recognition of future landscape architects. -- 10/04/2021
Statement from Torey Carter-Conneen, CEO, ASLA Regarding the Removal of the Capitol Fencing - ASLA commends the decision by the U.S. Capitol Police Board to remove the fencing that had been erected around the U.S. Capitol building since the events of January 6. -- 07/13/2021
ASLA Urges Biden Administration to Appoint Landscape Architects Again to Commission on Fine Arts (CFA) - CFA Has Appointed Landscape Architects in All but 8 of its 111 Years. -- 06/23/2021
America Is All In - And So Is ASLA - On the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, ASLA joins over a thousand leaders in affirming our commitment to global climate action. -- 12/10/2020
ASLA Publishes Guide to Universal Design - The guide highlights innovative landscape designs that make outdoor spaces accessible to all. -- 08/19/2020
ASLA Survey: Demand High for Residential Landscapes with Sustainability and Active Living Elements - Native plants, outdoor yoga spaces and charging stations are hot for 2018. -- 04/04/2018
Survey Reveals Top Ten Design Trends for Residential Landscape Architecture - Rainwater/graywater harvesting top trend for 2016 -- 02/23/2016

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