Updates from ASLA

ASLA 2020 Residential Design Award of Excellence. Marshcourt, Cambridge, MA. Reed Hilderbrand >

Navigating Community Engagement During COVID-19: Perspective, Practice, Prospect

Join us on July 8 for this upcoming webinar—FREE for ASLA members

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT

Community engagement is an essential component of landscape architecture practice and is often required for projects to move forward. Collaborating with the public is key to better planning, better design, better decisions, and better outcomes. But the COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges to this critical aspect of our work—gatherings are limited, online tools are still being developed, and Internet access can become essential to participation. Engaging and empowering communities requires new strategies and approaches. Effective public engagement that emphasizes human connections can still occur, even if it looks and feels different from pre-COVID-19 meetings.
Join ASLA for a panel discussion and Q&A addressing equitable engagement, tips, and strategies for facilitating virtual conversations and maintaining community relationships, and what public participation may look like post-quarantine.


Om Khurjekar, ASLA—Principal, Hord Coplan Macht, Baltimore, MD
Jeanne Lawson—Founder, JLA Public Involvement, Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA
Allysha Lorber, ASLA, AICP—Senior Associate, Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
Jean Senechal Biggs, ASLA—Transportation Planning Manager, City of Beaverton, OR
Tracee Strum-Gilliam, AICP—Director, East Coast Transportation Sector Lead, PRR, Baltimore, MD

Register Here

Leave a Comment