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National Site Tour Month Wrap Up

Rep. Ben McAdams (UT-04) shakes hands with Alison Lewis, Associate ASLA, of the Utah Chapter, on a tour of the S-Line as part of #SiteTourMonth and the 2019 ASLA Advocacy Summit. Photo by Jonathan Wagner, ASLA

As August ended, ASLA chapters wrapped up a successful National Site Tour Month. 

The American Society of Landscape Architect’s Site Tour Month initiative began to help educate local, state, and federal policy makers on how landscape architects, as licensed professionals, use design to create well-planned spaces where people live, work, and play.

This year, ASLA asked chapters to sign our National Site Tour Pledge as a promise of the chapter’s intent to host a Site Tour. We received 15 pledges from chapters all over the country, and 10 of those chapters fulfilled their commitment by hosting a Site Tour this past month. The Tennessee Chapter hosted an impressive three site tours in different regions of the state, and the Florida Chapter hosted two site tour events. Below is a full list of each chapter’s site tours and projects:

  • Tennessee - Cumberland Avenue Streetscape, Nashville Riverfront Park, and Tennessee Brewery
  • Nevada - South Carson Street
  • Alaska - Fish Creek Park
  • Colorado/Wyoming - Olympic Museum
  • Arizona - Downtown Gilbert
  • Florida - Pompano Beach Park and Southbank Riverwalk
  • San Diego - Civita Park
  • Idaho/Montana - Fort Missoula Regional Park
  • Utah - S-Line Greenway
  • New Hampshire - Mill City Park

Thank you to all of the chapters for their hard work and for making National Site Tour Month a success. However, it is not too late to host a Site Tour this year, as several chapters are still planning to host an event before the year ends. For example, the Boston Chapter has plans for a boat tour of Boston Harbor sites in early October.

Throughout the month, we asked chapters to document their Site Tours on social media to showcase the projects and further connect with policymakers in attendance. ASLA Chapters used #SiteTourMonth and #ASLAadvocates throughout the campaign, which reached more than 65,000 people on social media. Please visit our website to see some of the Site Tour Month social media activity and to learn how to host a Site Tour.

Lastly, if you or your chapter intends to host a Site Tour next year, please sign our 2020 National Site Tour Pledge.

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