Sustainable Design and ASLA Federal Priorities

Representative Carnahan receiving his ASLA Honorary Membership from Saint Louis Chapter Trustee, Hunter Beckham, in a SITES Pilot Project rain garden.
Representative Carnahan receiving his ASLA Honorary Membership from Saint Louis Chapter Trustee, Hunter Beckham, in a SITES Pilot Project.
image: STL ASLA

It’s true; Federal Representatives really do pay attention to us as Landscape Architects.

ASLA membership recently responded to a survey on Federal Priorities for 2011 and consistently ranked the following issues the most important to the profession:

  • Sustainable design
  • Water and stormwater management
  • Transportation design and planning
  • Parks, recreation, and active living issues

For more about this visit last months LAND e-news from ASLA

As you can see every one of these has relevance to Sustainable Design and Development. We would love to start a dialog about how these Federal Priorities relate to your regional and local issues.

It would also be great to hear about how these priorities might fit into the work some of you are doing with Sustainable Sites Initiative.

Learn more about ASLA Advocacy at asla.org/advocacy.

by Hunter Beckham

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