Advocacy

Contribute to the GAASLA Legal Defense Fund

posted on December 28th, 2014  |  Read more

December 28, 2014Dear Fellow Landscape Architects, Several years ago we began a fundraising and legal effort to defend our right as landscape architects to practice as Georgia law allows, in particular to seal stormwater design services in the state of Georgia. While the L.A. profession has long practiced stormwater design and management, the Metropolitan North   …Continue Reading

Investing in Education

posted on February 6th, 2013  |  Read more

Five years ago, under its then President Dale Hall, the chapter spearheaded an initiative where GAASLA would commit to a $25,000 undergraduate endowment. This meant an annual gift of $5,000 per year for five years to establish a fund at the UGA College of Environment + Design. We have met that commitment every year with   …Continue Reading

Investing in Resources

posted on February 6th, 2013  |  Read more

The Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recently donated $500 for the purchase of new books for the Owens Library at the UGA College of Environment and Design. A variety of books were purchased including books on urban design, the profession of landscape architecture, computer modeling and design basics.   “We are   …Continue Reading

What Is Landscape Architecture?

posted on February 8th, 2012  |  Read more

Landscape architects use permeable paving, vegetated retention basins, green roofs, bioswales, rain gardens, and other design techniques to reduce runoff, improve water quality, and recharge groundwater supplies.

ASLA – Designing Our Strong Communities

posted on February 8th, 2012  |  Read more

As America continues to recover from the worst economic recession in nearly a century, it is critical that we invest in our communities in a way that creates jobs, fosters sustainable development, encourages healthy lifestyles and creates liveable, economically-vibrant places to live, work and recreate. Congress can help our communities by supporting new infrastructure development that includes a sound planning and design that is cost-effective, strategic and sustainable. Good design and planning is a smart investment in achieving our stronger communities.

2010 ASLA Advocacy Highlights

posted on February 8th, 2012  |  Read more

In 2010, ASLA federal and state legislative initiatives have been extremely successful. Working with state and federal policymakers and agencies, through a number of targeted campaigns and projects.

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