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ASLA 2023’s Professional Practice Network Events in Review

Clockwise from top left: the Children’s Outdoor Environments PPN Meeting and speaker Cheryl Salazar; the Transportation and Urban Design PPNs Meeting; the Campus Planning & Design PPN Meeting and speaker Amelle Schultz, ASLA; the Sustainable Design & Development PPN Meeting / photos: Alexandra Hay

For those who attended the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, the Professional Practice Network (PPN) events were a wonderful way to see the PPNs in action and get a sense of what these practice area-focused groups are all about. Throughout the conference weekend, 15 PPNs organized 17 events, taking place in the EXPO or in meeting rooms and featuring formats from presentations to lightning talks to breakout groups for conversation.

It was fantastic to see everyone in Minneapolis! Thank you to everyone who attended, and another big thank you to all the PPN leaders who made these events happen.

For those of you who were not able to join us this October, we’ve put together a photos-centric recap for The Field blog:

ASLA 2023 Conference in Review: Professional Practice Network Highlights from Minneapolis 

And, for anyone who came to Minneapolis early for the National Leaders, Outstanding Service Awards, and Honorary Members Reception on October 26, you may have noted that we have several new additions to our growing list of PPN leaders amongst the ASLA Outstanding Service Award honorees:

  • Lara Moffat, ASLA | Women in Landscape Architecture PPN

  • Krista Van Hove, ASLA | Campus Planning & Design PPN
  • Bryce Carnehl, Affil. ASLA | Water Conservation PPN

This program recognizes ASLA member volunteers who are making notable contributions to or on behalf of the Society at the national level, and recipients at past conferences have included:

  • Amy Wagenfeld, Affil. ASLA | Children’s Outdoor Environments PPN

  • Kristina Snyder, ASLA | Women in Landscape Architecture PPN

  • David Cutter, FASLA | Campus Planning & Design PPN

  • Lisa Casey, ASLA | Children’s Outdoor Environments PPN

  • Jean Senechal Biggs, ASLA | Transportation PPN

  • Emily O’Mahoney, FASLA | Women in Landscape Architecture PPN

  • Chris Stevens, ASLA | Historic Preservation PPN

  • Christine Pattillo, FASLA | Historic Preservation PPN

We hope many more PPN leaders join this illustrious list going forward!

About ASLA’s Professional Practice Networks (PPNs)

ASLA offers 20 Professional Practice Networks that represent major practice areas within the profession of landscape architecture. All ASLA members may join one PPN for free, and each additional PPN for $15 per year. Log in to to check which PPN(s) you’re in.

If you are passionate about your landscape architecture practice area—whether it is ecological restoration, planting design, environmental justice, or any one of ASLA’s PPNs—consider volunteering to join your PPN’s leadership team.

To volunteer as a PPN leader, just complete this short form.

PPN leaders provide input on specific practice area needs and ASLA programming. Appointments are for one year, and all ASLA members are welcome to volunteer. Most leadership teams meet once a month via Zoom during regular working hours.

Please note: all ASLA members are welcome to volunteer to be a PPN leader, but you must be a member of the PPN whose leadership team you would like to join. If you’re not sure which PPN(s) you are currently a member of, please log in to ASLA members’ PPNs are listed on the Activities / Orders tab in your member profile. Members may request to change or add a PPN at any time via this form or by contacting ASLA Member Services.

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