The Professional Practice Networks’ 2022 in Review

As the year draws to a close, we would like to thank all the Professional Practice Network (PPN) leaders and members who shared their experiences and expertise as authors for The Field blog, as hosts, presenters, and engaged audience members for Online Learning webinars, and at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Francisco last month.

We hope that all who contributed to this shared body of knowledge have forged new connections and felt inspired by your peers in landscape architecture.

The PPNs’ 2022 in Review showcases the year’s top 10 most-viewed posts from The Field, all the webinars and virtual events hosted by the PPNs, plus ASLA Conference highlights. In case you missed the conference this year, 45 education session recordings are available through ASLA Online Learning, with a 25% off discount for members if you get four or more!

Below, we highlight the top five Field posts and this year’s webinars; for the full recap, please see the PPNs’ 2022 in Review.

Year in Review: The Field

The Field was established to give members in the field of landscape architecture a place to exchange information, learn about recent work and research, and share thoughts about emerging developments. Contributions are by members and for members, and we encourage all ASLA members with an idea or an experience to share to contribute to The Field.

Fresh content appears twice a week, and 100 posts were published in 2022.

Here are The Field’s five most-read posts published this year:

1. SJTU School of Design Launches Professional International Master of Landscape Architecture Program
by Lee Parks, CMLI, International ASLA
International Practice PPN

2. The Changing Roles of Landscape Design in Nature-Based Solutions
by Lee Parks, CMLI, International ASLA, and LIAO Jingjing
International Practice PPN

3. A New Design Guide for Nature Exploration Areas
by Lisa Howard, ASLA, and Willa Caughey
Children’s Outdoor Environments PPN

4. Celebrating & Preserving Rhode Island’s Historic Cemeteries
by Elena M. Pascarella, ASLA, PLA
Historic Preservation PPN

5. Equity at Work: Designing an Inclusive and Equitable Workplace Culture
by Jake Minden, Associate ASLA
Education & Practice PPN

Explore the full top 10 from The Field >

Year in Review: Online Learning

ASLA offers live and on-demand Online Learning webinars, many of which are hosted by the PPNs on a topic of special relevance to their members. Here are this year’s PPN-hosted webinars with recordings available:

Lots of Lots: A Discussion of Policies, Trends, and Opportunities for Landscape Architects and Vacant Land Stewardship – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Hosted by the Landscape—Land Use Planning PPN
Presented by Erin Kelly, ASLA, PLA, Evaine K. Sing, ASLA, RLA, LEED AP, and Janell O’Keefe

Adaptation Along the Edge: Best Management Practices for Coastal Resilience – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Hosted by the Sustainable Design & Development PPN
Presented by CeCe Haydock, ASLA, LEED AP, SITES AP, Keith Bowers, FASLA, RLA, PWS, and Christian Wagley, CNU-A

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Landscape Industry – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Hosted by the Water Conservation PPN
Presented by Michael Igo, ASLA, Bryce Carnehl, Corporate ASLA, Warren Gorowitz, and Doug Bennett

Outdoor Kitchens: Planning + Design Case Study – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)
Hosted by the Design-Build PPN
Presented by Ron DuHamel, ASLA, and Russ Faulk

Creating Welcoming + Inclusive Landscapes on Higher Education Campuses 
Hosted by the Campus Planning & Design PPN
Presented by Stan Szwalek, ASLA, Emily Deeker, ASLA, Amelle Schultz, ASLA, Art Frazier, AIA, Dean Gregory, ASLA, RLA, and Bethany Morris, RLA

For more highlights from the PPNs, including a roundup of other virtual gatherings hosted and a look back at the conference’s PPN events, see the PPNs’ full 2022 in Review.

Thank you to all the PPN leaders who helped to plan and facilitate PPN events at the ASLA 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture!

If these 2022 highlights have sparked your interest, and you want to help make future virtual events, conference gatherings, and blog posts happen, then joining your PPN’s leadership team is a great way to be actively engaged with your PPN throughout the upcoming new year.

Thank you again to all of you who contributed to ASLA’s shared body of knowledge this year. Best wishes from the Professional Practice team for a safe, warm, and joyous celebration of the holidays. We look forward to continuing our work together in the new year—here’s to a successful and productive 2023!

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