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ASLA Releases Racial Equity Plan

MLK Jr. National Memorial, Washington, D.C. Oehme, Van Sweden | OvS, © George E. Brown

This month, ASLA released it Racial Equity Plan, a Five-Point Action Plan dedicated to:

  • Diversifying the Pipeline: Equipping Our Students and Institutions to Lead in This Work
  • Acknowledging Racism in the Profession and Honoring the Forgotten: Making It Clear Where We Stand and Where We Aim to Go
  • Reshaping the Conversation and Transforming Frameworks: Establishing Enduring Structures for the Journey Ahead
  • Leading Through Education, Conversation, and Policy: Developing and Disseminating Content on Advancing Racial Equity
  • Accountability: Maintaining Meaningful, Measurable Progress

ASLA rejects bigotry and racism in all its forms, and anti-Black racism in particular, as wrong and fundamentally inconsistent with our mission, vision, and values.

ASLA is fully committed to being a leader in the landscape architecture profession and global design community and will actively seek to eradicate the systems and structures within the profession that have resulted in limited opportunities and recognition of deserving Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) landscape architecture professionals.

ASLA is fully committed to fostering and promoting practice that encourage greater diversity, equity, and inclusion for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) professionals in chapters, firms, educational programs, and within the organization.

Read ASLA’s full Racial Equity Plan here.

Learn more about ASLA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts, visit the DE&I Hub here.

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