Each year, ASLA advocates travel from across the country to Washington, D.C. to advocate for policy issues important to the landscape architecture profession. During their congressional visits, landscape architects strive to raise the visibility of the profession with legislators and key staff to educate them on the many ways that landscape architects provide solutions to a myriad of problems facing our nation.
This year, ASLA Advocacy Day will take place on Thursday, May 10th when ASLA advocates will meet with their legislators and key staff to discuss critical transportation design and planning legislation including: Reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Act and the innovative ways landscape architects are helping their communities manage […]Posted in ASLA News. .
Over the past year, BART has crafted a brand new bicycle plan that defines the strategies BART will pursue over the next 10 years to double the number of passengers who access stations by bike. This is an update to BART’s first Bicycle Plan, published 10 years ago.
Approximately 4%, or about 14,000 passengers, currently reach BART stations each weekday by bicycle. Building on the success of past BART bicycle access improvements, the growth in popularity of bicycle travel throughout the BART service area, and the significant improvements to bike travel recommended in this plan, this BART Bicycle Plan’s goal is to double this rate, to 8% by 2022, by transforming BART from a system that allows bikes to one that […]Posted in Planning , Urban Design & Transportation. Tags: BART, bicycle plan, transit, Transportation.
Affiliate Chapter West Valley College Landscape Architecture Club was awarded a Gold Medal Garden Creator Award for the second consecutive year at the 2012 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. The club’s landscape design entry, entitled “PLANit Green,” was created by a team (Jeanne Eige, Julia Bell, Martin Fregoso, Hip Delgado, Thea French, and Jesus Mora) led by Club President, Leslie Peluso, Student Affiliate ASLA. David Brenner, owner of Habitat Horticulture (creator of the Living Wall exhibit at San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences), collaborated with the team, and created four living columns for their design. Sustainable reuse concepts, such as urbanite paving and a recycled metal c-stud wall were highlights of the project. The California native plants used […]Posted in ASLA News, Professional Development & Technical Skills. Tags: landscape architecture, San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, students, West Valley College Landscape Architecture Club.
April is National Landscape Architecture Month. It’s a month to celebrate the legacy of the landscape architecture profession and the role of landscape architects in creating the special places in which we live, work and play. As we celebrate the profession, it is our vision that shapes the land for public enjoyment.
Residential gardens, such as, the Donnell Garden at the tip of San Pablo Bay is considered a major garden in the advent of the modern landscape movement in California. It was to become the most significant single residential garden project of the combined talents of Thomas Church and Lawrence Halprin, which conjures some of the free-flowing expressionism of the time, reflected on canvas by Le Corbusier or Picasso. It […]Posted in ASLA News, Design. .
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS HOLD SIMULTANEOUS EVENTS COAST TO COAST ON APRIL 26TH
National celebrations to highlight the profession and its contributions to public health.
Washington, D.C., April, 26, 2012 – Landscape architects will join others from Honolulu to Philadelphia and gather today on local street corners, in parks, and on trails in celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month (NLAM). An often-misunderstood profession, landscape architects will demonstrate how they design the environment by preserving nature, creating active ecosystems, enhancing biodiversity, contributing to cleaner air and, in particular, encouraging healthier lifestyles.
“Landscape architects create spaces that promote physical activity, including parks, recreational facilities, bicycle paths, walking trails, and transportation corridors that offer alternatives to a reliance on cars,” said Susan Hatchell, president of the American Society […]Posted in ASLA News. .