Last November, reVISION ASLA 2020 shined a spotlight on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion—examining not only the profession itself, but also issues of racial justice and equitable access in practice and society.
Discussions reflected on the past of landscape architecture, examining issues of systemic racial inequity in the profession, lack of access to open space for Black communities and other communities of color, and the current state of practice. They also looked toward the future, focusing on not only the importance of recognizing and correcting the bad practices of the past, but also ways in which we can move the profession and the world to a more diverse and equitable future.
24 education sessions from reVISION ASLA 2020 are now available through ASLA Online Learning for Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System™ (LA CES™)-approved professional development hours (PDH). These may be purchased as individual recordings or as packages, organized by track. Log in using your ASLA username and password for member discounts. (ASLA Online Learning content, except for a few of the LARE Prep webinars, is free for Student ASLA members!)
By popular demand, all three keynote discussions from reVISION ASLA 2020 have also been made available for free on Vimeo:
- A special, extended edition of the reVISION ASLA 2020 Opening Keynote Discussion featuring ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen, Walter Hood, ASLA, and Majora Carter.
- An Expression of Hope Panel, which features diverse practitioners sharing their collective acknowledgement of what it is like to navigate the profession as people of color and their expressions of hope for change and growth.
- A Call to Action, highlighting commitments by practitioners and educators taking meaningful action towards centering equity and calling our community to expand actions towards a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive profession.
reVISION Session Packages
Save 25-40% by purchasing bundle packages! Receive access to four webinars (4.0 PDH) per package, organized by the following tracks:
- Acknowledging Racism in the Profession,
- Business Leadership & Career Development,
- Climate Change and Resilience,
- Design Day, and
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Here are all 24 reVISION education sessions added to the ASLA Online Learning library:
Anti-racist Design Education and Practice with Dark Matter University – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
In this session, designers with Dark Matter University will share their experiences and efforts to explore ideas and actions for how design and landscape architecture institutions and practices can better acknowledge and address racism in the profession, education, and practice.
Beyond Number Crunching 2.0: Managing Projects, Processes and People – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)
Delivering innovative design solutions on time and on budget, with happy teams and clients, healthy profit margins, and high quality is essential for business. Using real project scenarios, these firm leaders will share methods and insights on the challenges, dynamic nature, and artful approach of project management in design practices.
The goal of this session is twofold: to better understand how drawings are prepared so they clearly communicate the design by the time they reach the contractor , and to get the most out of visits to job sites. Strategies to provide clarity from design to construction will be explored.
Cultivating Emerging Design Firm Leaders: The Push-and-Pull of Diversity and Inclusion – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)
How is your firm addressing Diversity and Inclusion? For those seeking leadership opportunities, what does it take to be visible? How does EQ and the concept of “authentic self” contribute to the discussion. This session poses the question: Is it Push or Pull that generates equity in emerging leaders?
DeafSpace, DeafScape, and Beyond: Universal Design in Landscape Architecture – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Although disabled people make up the largest global minority, they spend their lives adapting to the built environment, which limits human experience, inclusion, and participation in the public realm. Through the lens of DeafScape, we will discover ways to design with the Deaf community, and beyond, through Universal Design.
Design Activism: Uplifting Black and Immigrant Leadership in American Public Space Design – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
This panel introduces leading voices who employ design activism in their work within black and immigrant communities in the United States. Participants will learn about how community design processes can be employed to celebrate the outstanding historical and cultural contribution of black and immigrant communities.
Designing for Outcomes: Public Space Design to Advance Engagement, Equity and Resilience – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
In cities across the country, civic leaders and designers are reimagining public assets such as parks, libraries, and trails to promote more engaged, equitable, and resilient communities. Learn how practitioners in Akron, Detroit, and Memphis are advancing social outcomes through new approaches to the design and management of public spaces.
Do You Really Know Your Soil? Avoiding Critical Soil Design Mistakes – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Mistakes in soil design can result in catastrophic landscape failures. What many landscape architects don’t understand is that often the “small” details in soils can trip up their brilliant design. We will present common misunderstandings about soil to avoid critical mistakes and assure successful landscape design and construction.
Fill for Habitat? Design Processes for an Adapting Regulatory Environment – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Climate change and habitat loss are triggering shifts in the regulation of coastal water bodies. Join us for a look “behind the renderings” to see how regulation impacts designs across the East and West coasts and hear from a bayfront regulator on policy changes that enable fill for habitat projects.
Fire Across the Pacific: Australia, California and the Climate Crisis – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Within the context of increased wildfire vulnerability in both Australia and California, this session will examine ways each builds resilience within communities vulnerable to wildfire. Through both theoretical and practice-based lenses, the panel will discuss topics ranging between social capital, stewardship and management practices, WUI policies, insurance, and infrastructure.
Hot Hot Heat: Practice-based Research on Urban Heat and Shade – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Urban heat islands, extreme heat events, and climate change are exacerbating high temperatures on urban sites. To design for outdoor thermal comfort increasingly requires an understanding of region, heat generation at different scales, and barriers to shade creation. Join researchers from three firms to explore analyses, mitigation, and adaptation strategies.
Landscape Heritage: Revealing Invisible Landscapes – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
The study and amplification of cultural landscapes offer practitioners and students new opportunities to understand the impact of uncovering historic landscapes and landscape strategies to reflect multi-cultural stories and histories that promote more inclusive and creative placemaking.
Leading Climigration Solutions by Leveraging Atypical Partnerships – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
How can landscape architects broaden their knowledge and prepare to lead climate change migration projects? Learn how diverse practitioners work collaboratively to challenge and deepen the integrity of climate-induced relocation as they reflect on their work with residents in resettling the Isle de Jean Charles community in southern Louisiana.
Make a Splash: Dynamic Water as a Design Opportunity – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE
Climate change has created increasingly volatile water that may overwhelm our stormwater systems. As a response to this threat, site design can create advantageous opportunities, from strengthening sustainability to improving social welfare. This panel explores designing for a changing climate through four projects of varying scale and geographic context.
Making a Difference: Transforming Professional Practices for Proactive Change – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Climate resilience and social justice have become issues central to the landscape architecture profession. However, opportunities to pursue careers outside mainstream practices to address these issues remained limited. This session provides insights from award-winning professionals who have pursued alternative careers, as well as opportunities within the current model of practice.
The Chattahoochee RiverLands is a legacy project to reunite Metro Atlanta with its hidden river: the Chattahoochee. Hear from a landscape architect, an ecologist, and an environmental health scientist on the challenges of building an equitable and ecologically sound vision for a 100-mile-long trail along this urban waterway with a divisive past.
Perpetual Adaptation: The Design Business in 2020 and Lessons from the Great Recession – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)
This session was proposed within the longest period of economic expansion in U.S. history, and focused on lessons learned for firms and young professionals before the next downturn. Nine months later, we are facing a pandemic-driven recession. This session will to share how our firms have been adapting to the economic challenges of the year, plans moving forward, and comparing, contrasting and learning from the experiences of the Great Recession.
Reconnecting Landscapes: Resilient Planting Design in Ecologically Deficient Zones – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE
On sites dominated by infrastructure and impervious surfaces, landscape architects are expected to create successfully integrated, ecologically rich environments. Through a diverse selection of projects, this session will discuss how practitioners can design, implement, and advocate for resilient landscapes in spaces where ecology is feared, considered as an afterthought, or ignored altogether.
Spiriting Impactful Practice: Research, Teaching and Service Relevant to Black Culture – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Bringing to bear the resilience of a culturally phenomenal people , these socially conscious landscape practitioners expand the utility of our profession to impact some of the most vulnerable communities in the USA and abroad. They share experiences of success to forge collective transformations in communities they serve.
Take Action! Three Stories on Mentorship, Representation, and Leadership – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)
Life is extremely busy. But what happens when time is set aside to mentor our next generation? Three presenters with diverse backgrounds come together for a discussion on how landscape architects can mentor through leadership and youth engagement to promote inclusivity and diversity within our profession.
The “Not so Inconvenient” Truth of Carbon and Landscape Architecture – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.0 GBCI SITES-Specific CE
With the global imperative for carbon emission reductions and sequestration, landscape architects can play a critical role in maximizing their capacity to realistically mitigate climate change. This session will review the carbon conundrum from our profession’s perspective and provide context, tools, and strategies toward achieving climate-positive design.
The Exquisite Detail: How Big Ideas Get Expressed in Tangible Craft – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Three contemporary designers and practice leaders will share the inspiration, grit, persistence, and craft behind their favorite recently realized details. These stories will explore how the big idea of a project finds itself in the smallest details of the project execution.
The Sole Practitioner: From Surviving to Thriving – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)
What’s it really like to run your own shop? Join three landscape architects who have taken the plunge as sole practitioners. In this session, you’ll hear an honest conversation about the risks and rewards of sole practice as they discuss work/life balance, business practices, social bias, and much more.
Your Vision to Implementation – What a Contractor Needs to Know – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
The way we organize contract documents has not changed substantially in a century, while the means to create these documents has changed radically. Landscapes are becoming increasingly complex, and the process of documenting and building landscapes is undergoing a radical shift to fully embrace the digital media we all employ.
About ASLA Online Learning
ASLA Online Learning offers both live virtual presentations throughout the year and nearly 200 recordings for Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System™ (LA CES™)-approved professional development hours (PDH).
PDH may be earned after viewing a presentation by completing and passing a self-study exam. Be sure to check state mandatory continuing education requirements to ensure that LA CES courses are compatible with your state’s continuing education requirements.
Log in using your ASLA username and password for member discounts and access to free PDH, for ASLA members only. ASLA Online Learning content, except for a few of the LARE Prep webinars, is free for Student ASLA members to access!
In addition to the more than 190 recorded presentations available for on-demand viewing and browseable by topic area, the ASLA Online Learning series also provides the opportunity to tune in live to ask experts questions, while earning PDH. The next live presentations for PDH are coming up in March:
- Out There: New Practices of Community Engaged Design – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW) on March 2, 2021
- Stretching Our Muscles: Expanding the Influence of the Profession in Non-Traditional Careers – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW) on March 30, 2021
Questions about ASLA Online Learning? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.