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ASLA National Launches Mobile-Friendly Land Arch City Guide

ASLA National Launches Mobile-Friendly Land Arch City Guide

Washington D.C. Capitol buildingJust launched today… ASLA National has created a mobile-friendly guide to their fair city. www.asla.org/guide.The press release states the site was created to help visitors and locals discover more than 75 historic, modern and contemporary landscapes in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Va.  However, its expert commentary and more than 800 photos, maps and plans make this site a knockout resource for anyone particularly interested in landscape architecture, and will hold the attention of seasoned landscape architects as well as general visitors, locals and tourists.

The amount of detail and work is commendable. The primary purpose was to have the site optimized for mobile devices. The guide is divided into 16 distinct tours including a tour of the new D.C. bicycle network. Each tour covers multiple neighborhoods, and includes a printable walking or biking map. Commentary was provided by 20 nationally recognized landscape architects, who were asked to explain the sites from a landscape architect’s point of view and show how the design of these sites influences how people interact with and feel about these places.

Next up: Use this template to create a City Guide of the Bay Area and Northern California. Stay tuned for a call for volunteers!

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