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Tackling Pressing Issues of the Profession

Landscape architecture students at the 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Diego / EPNAC

Four days of “experience and wisdom.” The 2021 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in Nashville, November 19–22, has so much to offer to everyone. Our students certainly think so. We need your help to get them there!

Our students are tackling pressing issues of the profession.

“The 2021 Conference on Landscape Architecture offers a unique opportunity and experience. The theme 'Designing Shared Spaces' is an important topic in the current climate. I look forward to expanding my knowledge with the more than 100 educational opportunities such as technology; design and the creative process: justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; resilience an stewardship, etc. The Expo will offer insight on new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions. As a student, the knowledge offered as this Conference is vital to not only my success in school but in my chosen career as well.” — Anonymous, Kansas State University, ‘22

“In the face of climate change and social injustice, how is landscape architecture responsible and responding? Where does design and the creative process fit in? With the various speakers and talks at this year’s ASLA conference, I hope to learn about the pressing issues that face this field today, how the field of landscape architecture is advancing in light of these issues, and the different ways that firms and designers are responding.” — Selina Cheah, University of Pennsylvania, ‘22

“As a student of landscape architecture, going for a conference is simply a great opportunity. The theme for this conference, 'Designing Shared Spaces' is one that speaks greatly to the current state in our communities. As a student of color, it would be awesome to learn different ways and strategies in which I can contribute to underserved communities, lending my voice and my design skill to create sustainable, livable environment. In the face of rapidly changing world, we are still in a fight against Covid-19. To win this war requires the right soldiers and this conference is part of the training ground.” — Anonymous, Texas A&M University, ‘22

The ASLA Fund’s goal is to make sure as many students as possible are able to experience the spirit of the profession during the Conference. We need your help to make this happen. Please consider making a donation to positively impact the lives of landscape architecture students.  

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