State Advocacy Day

Advocacy is Landscape Architecture

Landscape architects — as stewards of public health, safety, and welfare and the environment — must engage in public policy. When landscape architects educate and connect with policymakers, understanding of and appreciation for the profession grows. With greater political awareness comes new opportunities to make the design interventions needed to improve communities and the environment. A strong defense of professional licensure enables landscape architects' ability to make progress in critical practice areas. In designing for climate change, protecting biodiverse habitats, building safer streets, and supporting environmental justice in underserved neighborhoods, landscape architects will benefit from engaging in the public policy process.    


Roxanne Blackwell, 
Esq., Hon. ASLA,
Director of Federal
Government Affairs

Elizabeth Hebron,
Director of State
Government Affairs