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The Professional Practice Networks’ 2022 in Review

Professional Practice Network 2022 Year In Review. Image credit: ASLA

With most of 2022 now behind us, we would like to thank all the Professional Practice Network (PPN) leaders and members who shared their experiences and expertise as authors for The Field blog, as hosts and presenters for ASLA’s Online Learning webinars, and at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Francisco last month.

If you feel inspired to expand your PPN participation after exploring the highlights below, then consider joining your PPN’s leadership team! Commitment is a monthly meeting with like-minded professionals working in the same practice area and supporting a PPN resource.

Below, we showcase the top five Field posts and this year’s PPN-hosted webinars; for more, see the PPNs' full 2022 in Review.

Year in Review: The Field

The Field was established to give members in the field of landscape architecture a place to exchange information, learn about recent work and research, and share thoughts about emerging developments. Contributions are by members and for members, and we encourage all ASLA members with an idea or an experience to share to contribute to The Field.

Fresh content appears twice a week, and 100 posts were published in 2022.

Here are The Field’s five most-read posts published this year:

  1. SJTU School of Design Launches Professional International Master of Landscape Architecture Program
    by Lee Parks, CMLI, International ASLA
    International Practice PPN
  2. The Changing Roles of Landscape Design in Nature-Based Solutions
    by Lee Parks, CMLI, International ASLA, and LIAO Jingjing
    International Practice PPN
  3. A New Design Guide for Nature Exploration Areas
    by Lisa Howard, ASLA, and Willa Caughey
    Children’s Outdoor Environments PPN
  4. Celebrating & Preserving Rhode Island’s Historic Cemeteries
    by Elena M. Pascarella, ASLA, PLA
    Historic Preservation PPN
  5. Equity at Work: Designing an Inclusive and Equitable Workplace Culture
    by Jake Minden, Associate ASLA
    Education & Practice PPN

Explore the full 2022 top 10 from The Field>


Year in Review: Online Learning

ASLA offers live and on-demand Online Learning webinars, many of which are hosted by the PPNs on a topic of special relevance to their members. Here are this year’s PPN-hosted webinars with recordings available:

Lots of Lots: A Discussion of Policies, Trends, and Opportunities for Landscape Architects and Vacant Land Stewardship - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Hosted by the Landscape—Land Use Planning PPN
Presented by Erin Kelly, ASLA, PLA, Evaine K. Sing, ASLA, RLA, LEED AP, and Janell O'Keefe

Adaptation Along the Edge: Best Management Practices for Coastal Resilience - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Hosted by the Sustainable Design & Development PPN
Presented by CeCe Haydock, ASLA, LEED AP, SITES AP, Keith Bowers, FASLA, RLA, PWS, and Christian Wagley, CNU-A

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Landscape Industry - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Hosted by the Water Conservation PPN
Presented by Michael Igo, ASLA, Bryce Carnehl, Corporate ASLA, Warren Gorowitz, and Doug Bennett

Outdoor Kitchens: Planning + Design Case Study - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)
Hosted by the Design-Build PPN
Presented by Ron DuHamel, ASLA, and Russ Faulk 

Creating Welcoming + Inclusive Landscapes on Higher Education Campuses 

Hosted by the Campus Planning & Design PPN
Presented by Stan Szwalek, ASLA, Emily Deeker, ASLA, Amelle Schultz, ASLA, Art Frazier, AIA, Dean Gregory, ASLA, RLA, and Bethany Morris, RLA

For more highlights from the PPNs, including a roundup of other virtual gatherings hosted and a look back at the conference’s PPN events, see the PPNs' full 2022 in Review.

Thank you again to all of you who contributed to ASLA's shared body of knowledge in 2022. We hope that you have forged new connections, gained new insights, and felt inspired by your peers in landscape architecture.

Best wishes from the Professional Practice team for a safe, warm, and joyous celebration of the holidays. We look forward to continuing our work together in the new year—here's to a successful and productive 2023!


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