Transportation at the Annual Meeting

Canal Street in New Orleans image: Alexandra Hay
Canal Street in New Orleans
image: Alexandra Hay

PPN Live in New Orleans: Network. Learn. Have fun!

The ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO is the place to connect with your Professional Practice Network (PPN) peers in person. If you’re coming to New Orleans, please join us for any or all of our events on the EXPO floor on Sunday, October 23:

PPN Live Session: Sunday, October 23, 9:15-10:00 AM, Jackson Square Meeting Room

The Transportation PPN Leadership Team will share updates on our work and highlight opportunities for you to share your expertise and expand your network through ASLA. In addition, Roxanne Blackwell, ASLA’s Director of Federal Government Affairs, will present the latest news on federal transportation legislation and advocacy. Have an idea for an education session for the 2017 Annual Meeting? We’ll connect PPN members with each other to plan for next year in Los Angeles. For one panel that teamed up last year after meeting in Chicago, it led to a successful education session proposal to present in New Orleans!

Network and Learn at the ASLA EXPO – Transportation Tour: Sunday, October 23, 1:00-2:00 PM, starting from PPN Live

Meet with Transportation PPN members and product exhibitors in a show floor tour that will provide 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW). The tour will offer the opportunity to learn about new and improved products and services for transportation-related projects. We’ve got a great lineup that includes Victor Stanley, Duo-Gard Industries, HessAmerica, and Custom Rock FormLiner. Sign up online to join us on the tour!

EXPO Reception featuring the PPNs: Sunday, October 23, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Network with your peers at the EXPO Reception featuring the PPNs. It’s now free to all registered annual meeting attendees, and non-PPN members are welcome to attend. Be sure to stop by to get your PPN pin!

The Transportation PPN Meeting at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting in Chicago
The Transportation PPN Meeting at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting in Chicago

Learn from your peers at Annual Meeting Education Sessions

Want to focus your time at the Annual Meeting on transportation topics? We’ve gathered a list of education sessions in the Transportation / Intermodality / Complete Streets category to point you in the right direction. In addition, 12 Transportation PPN members will be speaking, moderating sessions, and leading field sessions on a wide variety of topics. If you can’t make it to New Orleans this year, several of these sessions will be recorded and made into webinars so you can still learn about the latest in transportation and landscape architecture and earn some professional development hours. See our list below and attend these sessions to show your support!

Annual Meeting Education Sessions of note:

Friday, October 21

FS-012: DRAW DAT! Sketch the Big Easy’s Great Streets and Places
FRI-A02: Achieving Design Excellence through Mayoral Engagement: Little Rock’s Creative Corridor
FRI-A07: Sediment-ally Speaking: Growing Your Business and Protecting Water Quality
FRI-A09: Leadership through Partnership: Landscape Architects Shaping Conservation and Recreation Projects
FRI-D09: Landscape Connectivity and Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure: Human Mobility, Fractured Ecosystems, and Wildlife

Saturday, October 22

SAT-B04: Designing Resilient Cities: Nurturing an Adaptive Approach to Change

Sunday, October 23

SUN-B10: Putting “Public” Back Into The Right-of-way: Re-balancing Mobility and Streetlife

Monday, October 24

MON-A04: All Trails Are Not Created Equal: Value Generation through Trail Design
MON-B02: Keeping America Beautiful: The Visual Environment at Risk
MON-C09: History as Resource for Contemporary Street Design
MON-D01: Green Highways: Solving Water Quality Crises across the Country
MON-D03: COMPLETE and GREEN: Successful Case Studies in Multi-modal /Green Infrastructure

The Transportation PPN Meeting at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting in Chicago
The Transportation PPN Meeting at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting in Chicago

Transportation PPN members speaking, moderating, and leading field sessions at the Annual Meeting:

Ellen B. Alster, ASLA, LEED AP, Senior Landscape Architect, Pima County Department of Transportation, Tucson, Arizona

FRI-A07: Sediment-ally Speaking: Growing Your Business and Protecting Water Quality
MON-B02: Keeping America Beautiful: The Visual Environment at Risk

Dana Nunez Brown, ASLA, President, Dana Brown & Associates, Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana

FS-010: Green Infrastructure in a Gray Infrastructure Town
FRI-D01: Integrated Stormwater Management: Comparing Municipal Strategies
Women in Landscape Architecture (WILA) Walk

Craig Churchward, FASLA, Partner, Avenue Design Partners, St. Paul, Minnesota

MON-B02: Keeping America Beautiful: The Visual Environment at Risk

Nate Cormier, ASLA, Director of Landscape Architecture, DTLA Studio, AECOM, Los Angeles, California

SUN-B10: Putting “Public” Back Into The Right-of-way: Re-balancing Mobility and Streetlife

Charles Fryling, ASLA, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

FS-002: Canoeing the Atchafalaya, America’s Largest River Basin Swamp and Unique Delta Treasure

Diane Jones Allen, ASLA, Principal Landscape Architect, DesignJones, New Orleans, Louisiana

FS-003: Beyond the Edge: Two Communities Engaged in Postindustrial and Environmental Struggles
SUN-B11: Inside the LA Studio with DesignJones
MON-B02: Keeping America Beautiful: The Visual Environment at Risk

Allysha Lorber, ASLA, AICP, Senior Associate, Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson, Baltimore, Maryland

MON-D01: Green Highways: Solving Water Quality Crises across the Country

Blaine Merker, ASLA, Director, Gehl Studio, San Francisco, California

SUN-B10: Putting “Public” Back Into The Right-of-way: Re-balancing Mobility and Streetlife

Thomas Rainer, ASLA, Principal, Rhodeside & Harwell, Alexandria, Virginia SAT-B06: Transforming the Public Realm: A Revolution in Planting Design

SAT-B06: Transforming the Public Realm: A Revolution in Planting Design

Jean Senechal Biggs, ASLA, Project Manager, Portland Bureau of Transportation & Oregon Chapter of ASLA, Portland, Oregon

FRI-A09: Leadership through Partnership: Landscape Architects Shaping Conservation and Recreation Projects

Cynthia W. Smith, FASLA, Vice President, Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts

MON-D03: COMPLETE and GREEN: Successful Case Studies in Multi-modal /Green Infrastructure

Thomas R. Tavella, FASLA, LEED, Thomas R Tavella, Alta Planning + design, Hamden, Connecticut

SUN-B08 An Evolving Workforce: Challenges, Strengths, and Opportunities of the Millennial Generation

Michael Van Valkenburgh, FASLA, President and CEO, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Brooklyn, New York

SAT-A11: Inside the LA Studio with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

The Transportation PPN Meeting at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting in Chicago
The Transportation PPN Meeting at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting in Chicago

Join our Leadership Team: Become our Co-Chair

The Transportation PPN has over 670 members with representatives from across the country in public, private, and academic sectors. Ellen Alster has graciously served as PPN Co-Chair for two years, reviving interest and participation. Her term is now coming to an end and we’re looking to find a new Co-Chair to serve a two-year term beginning in November. Allysha Lorber’s term continues for one more year and can help guide the transition.

Are you passionate about transportation and want to shape the Transportation PPN’s direction? Want to increase your participation and expand your professional network? Want to ensure ASLA’s Online Learning sessions and The Field include transportation topics? Let us know and we’ll tell you more about the responsibilities that come with serving as Co-Chair. Please contact Alexandra Hay, Professional Practice Coordinator at ASLA, if interested.

We hope to see you in New Orleans!

by Ellen Barth Alster and Allysha Lorber, Transportation PPN Co-Chairs, and Jean Senechal Biggs, PPN Officer & Communications Coordinator

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