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Upcoming ASLA Online Learning Webinars

Clockwise from top left: ASLA 2010 Professional General Design Honor Award. Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory, Tucson, AZ. Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, Inc. | Judeen Terrey; Etting Street in Baltimore's Druid Heights neighborhood | Google Street View; Stormwater facility and beaver dam, Gresham, OR | Katie Holzer; The TriHealth Thomas Center for Comprehensive Care, Cincinnati, OH | Brad Feinknopf.

Landscape Design with Irrigation Focus (But First, “The Basics”)
Thursday, September 30, 2021
1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT
Hosted by the ASLA Water Conservation PPN

Landscapes designed with irrigation and water conservation goals in mind from the onset allow for more efficient installation and management. This webinar, the first in a series, will provide the learner with the fundamentals of appropriate equipment, hydraulics, and soil/plant/water relationships that are needed to improve landscape designs with more focus on irrigation requirements.


  • Christopher Pine, Principal, IrriTech Training


Building Up and Planning Out: Centering People in Long Range Land Use Plans — 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT
Hosted by the ASLA Landscape—Land Use Planning PPN

Join us for a deep dive into the limits, challenges, and opportunities of implementing large-scale and long range land use plans through community-led and resident-driven planning. This series of presentations and panel discussion will explore high level and brass tacks approaches for working to implement Baltimore’s Green Network Plan in two Baltimore neighborhoods. Together we will compare notes, unpack solutions, and find inspiration from locally nuanced, affirmative, and capacity-building approaches that center people in the implementation of large-scale land planning efforts. 


  • Kimberley M. Knox, Greening Coordinator, City of Baltimore Department of Planning
  • Dr. Doris Minor-Terrell, President, New Broadway East Community Association
  • Johndre Jennings, Director of Real Estate Development, Druid Heights Development Corporation

$40 for full ASLA members; $30 for Associate ASLA members; FREE for Student ASLA members; $50 for non-members. Log in using your ASLA username and password for member discounts.


In the Wake of the Pandemic: How Has COVID-19 Shaped the Design of Green Spaces in Healthcare Facilities?
Friday, October 8, 2021
12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT
Hosted by the ASLA Healthcare & Therapeutic Design PPN

This presentation will explore the design of gardens, green spaces, and public spaces in different types of healthcare facilities and how they have been or will be shaped by COVID-19, including spaces for general hospitals, various community clinics, and senior living facilities. The presenters will also discuss the role evidence-based design has played in the design of those green spaces.


  • Angela Mazzi, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC, Principal, GBBN
  • Todd Kohli, PLA, ASLA, Principal, SmithGroup


Urban Beavers: Cleaning Runoff and Restoring Streams
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT
Hosted by the ASLA Ecology & Restoration PPN

Join us as Katie Holzer presents data from studies on how increased beaver activity has been cleaning stormwater, cooling streams, and increasing complexity in Gresham, Oregon. She will discuss challenges that they have encountered as well as tools used to allow these animals to coexist alongside our infrastructure.


  • Katie Holzer, Watershed Scientist, Department of Environmental Services, City of Gresham


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: in addition to the October 5 webinar offering LA CES-approved professional development hours, you may access nearly 200 on-demand webinars available for professional development via, including the Free PDH of the Month webinar, for ASLA members only. Through September 30, we are featuring: Cultural Diversity in Design: Uniting Communities Through Cultural Celebration - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) as this month's Free PDH.

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