Professional Practice Network News

Each of ASLA's 20 Professional Practice Networks contributes to The Field, a 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 are rounding up recent posts on The Field you may have missed. If you would like to receive email notifications as soon as we publish new posts, 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 we have published since the last issue of LAND:
 
 
PPN: Environmental Justice
 
“The ASLA Environmental Justice PPN provides a forum for ASLA members involved in, inspired by, and interested in pursuing environmental justice through education, research, and practice. Throughout 2018, the Environmental Justice PPN has hosted virtual presentations with live Q&A, focused on issues most important to its members. All Environmental Justice PPN members are invited to participate in these monthly events, allowing members to expand their networks, and hear from design professionals who are playing an important role in addressing environmental justice. On November 8, Christian Rodriguez, Community Associate at Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI), joined the conversation on KDI’s work in the Eastern Coachella Valley of southern California.”
 
 
 
PPN: Children’s Outdoor Environments
by Missy Benson, ASLA
 
“The ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO’s joint meeting of the Children’s Outdoor Environments and Parks & Recreation Professional Practice Networks, which offered attendees 1.0 PDH, focused on the topic of “Parks, Play, and People: Equity and Community in Recreation” with short presentations by Joy Kuebler, ASLA; Andrew Spurlock, FASLA; and Diane Jones Allen, ASLA. Your Children’s Outdoor Environments PPN leadership would like to remind our members that play in every form for all ages elevates engagement, jump starts imagination and creativity, and cultivates empathy. Every opportunity to bring play into the lives of others is key to our mission!”
 
 
 
PPN: Historic Preservation
by Chris Stevens, ASLA
 
“Results of the ninth annual Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS), Challenge, Memorialization, Commemorating the Great War, were announced at the HALS Meeting in Philadelphia during the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Congratulations to the winners! Sponsored by the National Park Service, cash prizes were awarded to the top three submissions. This challenge resulted in the donation of 17 impressive HALS short format historical reports and a few measured drawings and large format photographs to the HALS collection. This competition marks the 100th Anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, on November 11, 1918.”
 
 
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