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A Full Slate of March Webinars

Cultural Landscapes and Climate Change: A Framework for Assessing Impacts

Wednesday, March 10

3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT

Join us for this upcoming webinar hosted by ASLA's Historic Preservation Professional Practice Network, FREE for ASLA members.

Cultural resource managers must often confront the growing stresses of climate change at the landscape level, demonstrating a need for strategic decision-making guidance responsive to both climate trends and climate events. Presenters will describe a synthesis of IPCC scenario-based projections and historic landscape field assessment methods, and share examples of selected case study sites located within the National Park Service Pacific West Region.


Robert Z. Melnick, FASLA

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Drones 101-1000

Tuesday, March 16

2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

Join us for this upcoming webinar hosted by ASLA's Digital Technology Professional Practice Network, FREE for ASLA members.

Learn introductory knowledge about drones and some advanced use cases in the field of landscape architecture. Presenters will discuss the necessary hardware, software, and licensing needed to incorporate drones within your landscape architecture practice.


Michael Fox, ASLA

Aubrey Pontious, Associate ASLA

Andrew P. Sargeant, ASLA

John Russell Thomman, ASLA

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Smart Climate Solutions at Multiple Scales, Led by Landscape Architects - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Tuesday, March 23

2:00 p.m. ET / 11.00 a.m. PT

Rain Check 2.0 in Buffalo, New York is an innovative city-wide, government-led green infrastructure policy and regulatory initiative. The Thornton Creek Water Quality Channel in Seattle, Washington is a model urban redevelopment project made possible through public and private partnerships. This webinar will compare and contrast these two fascinating projects, which demonstrate how landscape architects are leading the planning and design of smart climate solutions at multiple scales.

These two projects are part of a set of 10 new case studies selected for ASLA’s Smart Policies for a Changing Climate online exhibition in partnership with the ASLA Climate Action Committee. In 2017 the ASLA convened a Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change and Resilience. Landscape architects and experts from affiliated professions outlined policies that help or hinder community resilience and adaptation to climate impacts. The result was a report Smart Policies for a Changing Climate.

Melanie Davies, ASLA, PLA, Senior Landscape Architect, MIG
Kevin Meindl, ASLA, Landscape Architect and Green Infrastructure Program Manager, Buffalo Sewer Authority
Vaughn B. Rinner, FASLA, SITES AP, Owner, Vaughn Rinner Landscape Architect

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Hear Their Voices: Inspiring Stories from Women Leaders in Design Education

Thursday, March 25

5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT

This webinar is hosted by ASLA's Committee on Education, FREE for ASLA members.

Join ASLA and this powerful and provocative panel that brings together four inspiring women to share their stories of leadership, resilience, and empowerment as leaders and women of color in design education. Structured as a discussion, speakers will highlight the diverse paths to leadership, recognize the challenges and successes experienced along the way, and discuss how to chart a way forward for women embarking on the path to leadership. Open to everyone, this panel is sure to be a rich and empowering conversation.


Diane Jones Allen, D. Eng., PLA, FASLA

Maria Bellalta, ASLA

Hazel Edwards, PhD, FAICP, Assoc. AIA

Vini Nathan, PhD

Samantha Solano, Assoc. ASLA

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Stretching Our Muscles: Expanding the Influence of the Profession in Non-Traditional Careers — 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Tuesday, March 30

1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT

This webinar is offered as a part of the Emerging Professionals / Alternative Career Pathways series.

Landscape architecture offers a wide range of potential career paths, thus the career path of a landscape architect is almost never linear. Many landscape architects pursue careers outside of the traditional path, seeking adjacent careers that help expand upon the profession. Meet three landscape architects who are using their design training and passion for landscape architecture in non-traditional ways. This session explores their paths, shedding light on the profession, its breadth of opportunities, and the importance of collaboration with allied professionals.


Dean Hill, ASLA

Steven Spears, FASLA, AICP

Whitney Tidd, ASLA

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Virtual events are recorded if you can’t make it to a live webinar. To explore all upcoming ASLA webinars and past presentations, please visit

Please note: Only the March 23 and March 30 webinars above offer LA CES-approved professional development hours; you may access nearly 200 on-demand webinars available for professional development via

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