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Recently Published on The Field

Each of ASLA's 20 Professional Practice Networks (PPNs) contributes to The Field, a blog that was created to give members who work in landscape architecture a place to exchange information, learn about recent work and research, and share their thoughts about current happenings. In LAND this year, we’ll be rounding up recent posts on The Field you may have missed. If you’d like to receive email notifications as soon as new posts are published, sign up to follow The Field—look for The Field by Email” box on the right-hand side.

Two new posts are published on The Field each week. Here is what’s been published since the last issue of LAND:

ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO Session Recordings Now Available 
“Thirty-five of the 120 education sessions that took place during the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Los Angeles were recorded and are now available to view on the ASLA Online Learning website, [https://]. Topics covered range from climate adaptation and habitat design to radical water conservation and residential design.”

What Exactly Is a Transportation Landscape Architect?
PPN: Transportation
By Jeff Lormand, ASLA
“When I respond to new acquaintances’ customary question ‘…and what do you do?’ I tell them I am a Transportation Landscape Architect. They look at me flummoxed and then add the follow-up question, ‘And just what, exactly, is a Transportation Landscape Architect?’ So, I thought I would dedicate this post to a description of what a Transportation Landscape Architect is, exactly, and what I do to earn this title.”

Housing for a Changing America 
PPN: Housing & Community Design
“There is a wide gap between the diversity of American households and the housing stock, much of which is homogeneously geared toward nuclear families. Designers working in housing and community design are taking steps to address this disparity in innovative ways, from adapting older building types to make spaces more flexible to rethinking density and the scale of residences. With a changing population, an array of housing models is needed to address all residents’ needs, including those of the most vulnerable populations.”

Parklets Recap from New Partners for Smart Growth 2018 Conference 
“In February, the New Partners for Smart Growth (NPSG) conference, the nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event, was held in San Francisco. As a promotional sponsor, ASLA led the sixth annual Parklets Initiative along with the Local Government Commission (LGC). The interactive installations were created by design and planning firms as well as local non-profit organizations. The parklets were located adjacent to the conference session rooms and provided an opportunity for attendees to carry over the dynamic interactive sessions into the common space, where they could network with colleagues and engage in dialogue around smart growth implementation. The programming elements of the parklets included urban forest products, creative placemaking though public transit stops, complete street design components, and participation-based urban planning tools.”

All ASLA members are invited to submit posts for The Field, and we invite you to join the conversation!

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