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Landscape Architecture Technical Information Series (LATIS) Issues Call for Abstracts

ASLA invites proposals for Landscape Architecture Technical Information Series (LATIS) papers for an audience of practicing landscape architects. If you are pioneering a new practice area or are successfully using an innovative technique, we encourage you to consider publicizing your work to increase the fluency in new and developing topics within the landscape architecture profession.

LATIS papers provide practicing landscape architects with technical information about new and evolving practices and products while offering an affordable way to earn the professional development hours (PDH) needed to meet state licensure requirements.

Authors are advanced practitioners and scholars in an area of landscape architecture or closely related field. Authors of all papers are carefully selected by ASLA, and all papers are subject to a blind review process. LATIS authors will be offered honoraria of $2,500 for their work.

LATIS proposals may be submitted on any topic, but proposals are especially welcome on the following topics:

  • Resilient Design
  • Transportation/Intermodality/Complete Streets
  • Environmental Justice
  • Urban Design/Downtown Revitalization
  • Project Maintenance
  • Arboriculture
  • Landscape Preservation
  • Naturalistic Playscapes
  • Net Zero Water
  • Accessibility & Intergenerational Design.

The following past LATIS papers demonstrate the wide range of subjects suitable for detailed discussion in the series:

  • A specialized area of practice (Reclamation Planning of Pits and Quarries, 2nd Edition: 2013; Therapeutic Garden Design, 2nd Edition: 2011)
  • A study on soil science (Planting Soils for Landscape Architectural Projects: 2013)
  • A new tool (Integrating BIM Technology into Landscape Architecture, 2nd Edition: 2014)
  • An underutilized site element (Wayfinding: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition: 2013).

If interested, please email Shawn Balon, ASLA, Professional Practice manager at for additional information. LATIS Call for Abstracts must be received by COB on Friday, August 14, 2015, to be considered for the 2015-2016 LATIS publications.

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