For more than 100 years, the American Society of Landscape Architects has promoted the landscape architecture profession and advanced the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.
ASLA National Professional Practice Networks (PPN s): ASLA supports 17 Professional Practice Networks. Membership in these groups is available exclusively to ASLA members.
2012 Annual Meeting and EXPO: More than 6,000 landscape architecture professionals from across the U.S. and around the world gather annually to enjoy the fellowship of our profession, reconnect with the fundamental elements of design, and earn professional development hours.
Membership: As the national professional association for landscape architects, ASLA has more than 18,000 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, U.S. territories, and 68 countries around the world. ASLA members enjoy many benefits and discounts. Two of the most important benefits are ASLA’s efforts to raise awareness of the profession and legislative advocacy on issues that matter most to the profession.
Advocacy: The ASLA Advocacy Network provides you with the information and tools you need to quickly and effectively communicate with your policymakers about issues important to you and to the profession. Local advocacy information can be found on the ASLA-NCC Advocacy page.
The Dirt: National ASLA’s blog. The Dirt, connects you to news on the built and natural environments. The Dirt offers up-to-date landscape architecture, sustainability, and environmental news from the U.S. and around the world.
The Sustainable Sites Initiative is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction, and maintenance practices.
LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED provides a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions.
The CALGREEN Code is the nation’s first statewide green building standards code, effective in California since January 1, 2011.
Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition is a non-profit organization focused specifically on promoting sustainable landscaping and gardening practices in the San Francisco Bay Area.