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Diversity Summit


In 2013, ASLA convened its first Diversity Summit with the goal of developing a deeper understanding of why landscape architecture is failing to attract a more diverse profile. Each summit has brought together a group of experienced and emerging landscape architects who identify as African American or Latinx to design strategies to address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the field. Past participants of the Diversity Summit community continue to collaborate around projects and initiatives that inform ASLA's DE&I efforts, including those highlighted below.



 NEW: Diversity Summit Webinar Series 

ASLA's Diversity Summit webinar series builds on a series of deep dialogues held over the seven-year history of ASLA’s annual Diversity Summit. Webinar topics reflect ASLA’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, while reinforcing the over-arching goal of the Diversity Summit: to develop a deeper understanding of why landscape architecture is failing to attract a more diverse profile.


ASLA 2018 Student Award. Jazz Fence, Illinois Institute of Technology. Photo Credit: Ron Henderson.

Accessible from the landing page of, the DE&I hub offers quick and easy access to essential information about ASLA’s DE&I efforts and features a range of categories from ASLA Members, Programs and Resources, Firm Leadership Highlights, Educator Leadership, and more.



Congratulations to all Diversity Summit participants who helped make ASLA's 2019 Conference on Landscape Architecture a great success!


Special Feature: Diversity Summit Goal In Action: Building Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) into the pipeline as integral to landscape architecture.


Watch how Richard Jones, ASLA, president of Mahan Rykiel Associates, led a unique partnership with Francis Scott Key Middle School to support the school's STEM-based environmental education curriculum with Project Birdland.


Learn more about the Diversity Summit, reports, special presentations, ASLA news coverage, and more.  


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