It’s Time to Show the World What Landscape Architecture is All About

ASLA 2021 Professional General Design Honor Award. Atlanta Dairies. Atlanta, Georgia. Perkins&Will / image: Perkins&Will and Sahar Coston-Hardy, Affil. ASLA

We’re nearly halfway through World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM), so today we are running through a few reminders for upcoming events, special calls to action, and more ways to take part in this global celebration of landscape architecture and the work of landscape architects.

Designing for Pollinators

On Thursday, April 14, ASLA will host a screening of the PBS Nature film My Garden of a Thousand Bees, followed by a post-film discussion with Patricia Algara, PLA, ASLA, founding principal of BASE Landscape Architecture, and Clay Bolt, World Wildlife Federation expert. Learn more and register and register to watch the film and join the post-discussion.

Celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted

Olmsted Proclamation Introduced in Congress 

A bipartisan measure, H. Res. 1013, has been introduced to recognize and celebrate Olmsted’s legacy. Contact your legislator today to urge them to cosponsor this special legislation that celebrates Olmsted and the profession of landscape architecture.

 Olmsted 200

Frederick Law Olmsted, social reformer and founder of American landscape architecture, was born on April 26, 1822, and this year marks the 200th anniversary of his birth. To explore and celebrate his life, work, and legacy, the National Association of Olmsted Parks (NAOP), ASLA, and other founding partners launched Olmsted 200.

The Olmsted 200 website features a national calendar full of in-person and virtual programs and events, from livestreamed and in-person tours to lectures and galas.

Social Media Showcase

For #WLAM2022, we explore: What is landscape architecture? What does landscape architecture mean to you? ASLA invites you to post your answers on your social media channels throughout the month of April.

Now is your chance to tell the world what landscape architecture is, and make sure your landscape architecture practice area is represented. Showcase your work in community design, environmental justice, transportation, and all of ASLA’s Professional Practice Network (PPN) specialties. Help us to showcase the full breadth and depth of the profession.

Post to your social accounts (Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook) using the hashtag #WLAM2022, and from April 23 to 25, ASLA National will select the top five #WLAM2022 Instagram posts, based on combined number of likes and comments, and repost them on the National ASLA Instagram account.

Here are just a few posts from this month so far to serve as inspiration:

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