reVISION ASLA 2020 Education Overview: 25 PDH Available, and Much More

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Taking place November 16-18, reVISION ASLA 2020 is a virtual program that will embody the intersection of ASLA’s mission with some of the most urgent issues facing our society. Over three days, panelists and participants will address issues of equity as they manifest in our profession and institutions today, tools and methods for innovative design and successful implementation, transformative mitigation and adaptive resilience strategies for climate change, and much more.

The reVISION ASLA 2020 education program includes 24 education sessions in five tracks:


  • The “Not So Inconvenient” Truth of Carbon and Landscape Architecture
  • Fill for Habitat? Design Processes for an Adapting Regulatory Environment
  • Contractors in Conversation – Strategies for Better Projects from Design Through Construction
  • Do You Really Know Your Soil? Avoiding Critical Soil Design Mistakes
  • The Exquisite Detail: How Big Ideas Get Expressed in Tangible Craft
  • Your Vision to Implementation – What a Contractor Needs to Know
  • Metro Atlanta’s Hidden River: 100 Miles of Access, Equity, and Ecology Along the Chattahoochee
  • Reconnecting Landscapes: Resilient Planting Design in Ecologically Deficient Zones

Climate Change and Resilience

  • Fire Across the Pacific: Australia, California, and the Climate Crisis
  • Make a Splash: Dynamic Water as a Design Opportunity
  • Leading Climigration Solutions by Leveraging Atypical Partnerships
  • Hot Hot Heat: Practice-Based Research on Urban Heat and Shade

Acknowledging Racism in the Profession

  • Anti-racist Design Education and Practice with Dark Matter University
  • Landscape Heritage: Revealing Invisible Landscapes
  • Research, Teaching, and Service Relevant to Black Culture
  • Design Activism: Uplifting Black and Immigrant Leadership in American Public Space Design

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Take Action! Three Stories on Mentorship, Representation, and Leadership
  • DeafSpace, DeafScape, and Beyond: Universal Design in Landscape Architecture
  • Cultivating Emerging Design Firm Leaders: the Push-and-pull of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Designing for Outcomes: Public Space Design to Advance Engagement, Equity, and Resilience

Business Leadership & Career Development

  • Perpetual Adaptation: The Design Business in 2020 and Lessons from the Great Recession
  • The Sole Practitioner: From Surviving to Thriving
  • Beyond Number Crunching 2.0: Managing Projects, Processes and People
  • Making a Difference: Transforming Professional Practices for Proactive Change

Professional development hours (PDH) is the term that ASLA and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System™ (LA CES™) use to describe how much credit a course carries. In addition to LA CES™ approval, ASLA also registers appropriate education programs with allied professional organizations including the American Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Certified Planners.

All LA CES™ distance education programs require a test or proof of competency. Individuals can earn PDH by passing an exam after each session, and then download course certificates from the event platform. Education sessions will be available to all registrants after the event for on-demand access through January 31, 2021.

Bite-Sized Learning

An array of bite-sized learning opportunities complete the three-day program and include several different event formats:

Registration is $199 for full ASLA members and $25 for student members.

Need to demonstrate why you need attend to your supervisor or firm leadership? This letter explaining the benefits of attending is a general template to help get you started, allowing you to customize it to your own professional development and company or project needs.

For more information, visit our FAQs.

Thank you to our presenting sponsors:

We look forward to seeing you at reVISION ASLA 2020!

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