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2019 Environmental Justice PPN Survey

Word cloud of survey responses

Word cloud of the responses to a survey question about examples of environmental justice (or injustice) as it relates to the landscape architecture profession / From the 2019 Environmental Justice PPN Survey

The mission of the ASLA Environmental Justice Professional Practice Network (EJ PPN) is to provide a forum for ASLA members involved in, inspired by, and interested in pursuing environmental justice through education, research, and practice. Earlier this year, the Environmental Justice PPN conducted a survey in order to learn about landscape architects’ understanding of and interests in environmental justice.

Landscape architects have the opportunity to serve as a community-focused linchpin on multidisciplinary project teams, crafting designs in response to community input and inviting all stakeholders to the table to engage in the planning and design process. With allied professions and organizations, including the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects, updating their codes of ethics and professional conduct to reflect stronger support for environmental justice, we wanted to hear from landscape architects for their perspective.

As the PPN’s leadership team continues working on initiatives informed by the survey results, PPN Co-Chairs Chingwen Cheng, PhD, ASLA, and Tom Martin, Associate ASLA, shared a recap of the survey’s findings and a few highlights from the more than 170 responses received on The Field.

See highlights from the survey on The Field >

If you’re interested in contributing to PPN activities such as collecting and disseminating environmental justice case studies, communications with local ASLA chapters and supporting local events, or the creation of a practitioner’s guide to environmental justice, please consider joining the Environmental Justice PPN leadership team.

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