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PPN Year in Review

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We would like to thank all the Professional Practice Network (PPN) leaders and members who shared their experiences and expertise as authors for The Field blog, as hosts, presenters, and engaged audience members for Online Learning webinars, and at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture. Thank you for contributing to ASLA's shared body of knowledge in 2022!

Top Posts on The Field

Contributions to The Field, ASLA’s PPN blog, are by members and for members, and we encourage all ASLA members with an idea or an experience to share to write for The Field. Fresh content appears twice a week, and 100 posts were published in 2022. Here are the top 10 most-viewed:

by Lee Parks, CMLI, International ASLA

International Practice PPN

by Lee Parks, CMLI, International ASLA, and LIAO Jingjing

International Practice PPN

by Lisa Howard, ASLA, and Willa Caughey

Children's Outdoor Environments PPN

by Elena M. Pascarella, ASLA, PLA

Historic Preservation PPN

by Jake Minden, Associate ASLA

Education & Practice PPN

by Lee Parks, CMLI, International ASLA

International Practice PPN

by Chris Stevens, ASLA

Historic Preservation PPN

by the WILA PPN leadership team

Women in Landscape Architecture PPN

by Chris Pattillo, FASLA

Historic Preservation PPN

PPN-Hosted ASLA Online Learning Webinars

ASLA offers live and on-demand Online Learning webinars, many of which are hosted by the PPNs on a topic of special relevance to their members. Here are this year’s PPN-hosted webinars with recordings available:

Hosted by the Landscape—Land Use Planning PPN


Hosted by the Sustainable Design & Development PPN


Hosted by the Water Conservation PPN


Hosted by the Design-Build PPN

1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

In addition to the webinars featured above that were recorded, several PPNs also hosted live virtual events for their members this year:

  • Campus Planning & Design PPN: The College Campus as a Living Laboratory
  • Children's Outdoor Environments PPN: Budget Savvy: Doing More With Less
  • Community Design PPN: Zoom Open House, Evolving Trends in Community Design
  • Digital Technology PPN: Planting Design in Revit with FOREground, Hardscape and Grading in Revit with FOREground
  • Environmental Justice PPN: Open Leadership Team Meeting
  • Parks & Recreation PPN: Adaptation to Climate Change, River and Water Access
  • Transportation PPN: Face-to-Face: Making the Return to In-Person Engagement
  • Women in Landscape Architecture PPN: Meet-and-Greet with the Panelists for Cultivating Conversations: An Open Dialogue to Effect Change in Organizational Culture
  • Water Conservation PPN: Open Leadership Team Meeting

The PPNs at the 2022 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Francisco

This November's conference featured campfire sessions and presentations organized by ASLA’s Professional Practice Networks. These participant-focused events were opportunities to meet and network with other ASLA members and conference attendees, allowing for peer-to-peer learning and knowledge-sharing. For conference highlights from the PPNs, see The Field.

We would like to thank all the PPN leaders who took part as speakers and facilitators in this year's PPN events:

ASLA Conference PPN leaders

Past PPN Year in Reviews


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