Updates from ASLA


Free PDH of the Month

ASLA continues to offer one on-demand webinar each month at no cost to all current members. Members must register for the Free PDH of the Month, watch the video, and pass the quiz during the month it is featured in order to earn professional development hours.

In December, we are featuring:

The Play Environment: A New Paradigm for Play Areas - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Play environments fulfill a vital role in the physical, social, and cognitive development of their users. These spaces allow kids and adults to engage all their senses to find calm and work together to assess and overcome challenges.

There are two important design trends that have helped amplify the reach and benefits of public play spaces over the past several years—inclusivity and nature play. We now see more parks and playgrounds that celebrate inclusive design. Rather than programming for specific separate user “restrictions,” play environments offer a range of accessibility and challenges that promotes side-by-side play. Integrating natural spaces allows greater freedom of expression, imagination, creativity, and exploration.

These play environments blur the boundaries that separate people of differing abilities, ages, and interests. Creating inviting play environments that appeal to the largest possible number of people is a way to bring greater social vitality to any community.


  • Gregory Miller, FASLA, PLA – Principal Landscape Architect at MRWM Landscape Architects, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Past President of the American Society of Landscape Architects

This webinar was hosted by ASLA's Children's Outdoor Environments Professional Practice Network (PPN) in 2018. Please check your LA CES PDH record (under the "My PDH" tab in your ASLA member account on if you are not sure whether you've already earned PDH for this presentation.

ASLA Online Learning moved to a new website platform last fall. You can find more information about the website transition on the Getting Started page. Log in with your existing ASLA username and password to start exploring and to set your preferences, and if applicable, be sure to update your profile with your CLARB record number and Florida license number—these fields can be found under the “About Me” tab, in the “My Professional Information” section—to ensure this information appears on your certificates on the new site. To explore all upcoming ASLA webinars and past presentations, please visit

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