Join Charles Birnbaum and Ann Komara for the signing of their new book Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park at the ASLA Bookstore on Sunday from 12:30 to 2:00. (You can see HALS documentation “in action,” as the book incorporates some of the drawings done before the park was demolished)
Below is a list of some of the sessions at the Annual Meeting that may be of interest to landscape architects practicing transportation planning and design.
We also hope to see you at the Landscape Architecture and Transportation PPN meeting on Sunday, September 30th from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the EXPO. We will review the results of our PPN membership survey and develop an action plan to address our three most important issues. Come learn how you can participate in The Field and join the discussion on topics of interest to our members on LinkedIn.
The Federal Highway Administration is beginning to conduct a second round of web-based conversations on Context Sensitive Solutions. This is an excellent opportunity for LA and Transportation PPN members to participate in developing national policies related to transportation.
Balancing time at work with time at home is challenging especially when events in one or the other create additional stress. The Women in Landscape Architecture PPN had an opportunity to chat with Susan Hatchell, FASLA, PLA, and current ASLA President, about a work/life balance issue last month in response to a request from a member for information on maternity leave policies in the landscape architecture industry.
With the 2012 Annual Meeting in the Southwest this month, we wanted to highlight a project from the region, Mather Point on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) has announced eight projects that have achieved certification under the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for the sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes. These projects, as part of a group of 150 projects participating in an extensive, two-year pilot program, have applied the SITES guidelines and met the requirements for certification.
The newly certified projects include the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden in Durham, NC; Cleveland’s Public Garden, Cleveland; Cornell University’s Mann Library Entrance in Ithaca, NY; Hunts Point Landing, an urban park in the Bronx, NY; Meadow Lake and the Main Parking Lot at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle IL; the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido, CA; the commercial SWT Design Campus in St. Louis; and the residential Victoria Garden Mews in Santa Barbara, CA.
Thanks to the work of ASLA members and our active transportation partners 48 out of 50
states have chosen to keep Recreational Trails funding for 2013.