March 2016

This June, make plans to attend our Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future, a global gathering that builds on LAF's 50-year legacy supporting the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment. This is a galvanizing moment, and we want you there to help set the course for landscape architecture to make its vital contribution!
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Barbara Deutsch
Executive Director

P.S. The Summit Early Bird rate ends April 1!
Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future

On June 10-11 in Philadelphia, LAF is hosting an unprecedented summit to set the course for landscape architecture to make its vital contribution in the 21st century. An amazing line-up of 65 established and emerging leaders will present their "Declarations" and engage in lively debate about realizing landscape architecture's potential and effecting real world change. Join the best minds and rising leaders, get inspired, and help propel the profession forward! Early Bird rate ends 4/1.
LAF and Landscape Performance at CELA

LAF and its research initiatives will be well-represented at the upcoming Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Conference March 23-26 in Salt Lake City, Utah. LAF will present during two Concurrent Sessions and host a meet-and-greet for the 2016 CSI Research Fellows and past program participants. In total, research from and about LAF's various Landscape Performance Series initiatives will be part of seven sessions.

Has Landscape Architecture Failed?

Richard Weller and Billy Fleming of the University of Pennsylvania reflect on the charge outlined 50 years ago by Ian McHarg, Grady Clay, and others in LAF's seminal Declaration of Concern: that an age of environmental crisis was upon us and that the profession of landscape architecture was a key to solving it. "If McHarg and his colleagues were justified in placing such a tremendous responsibility on the shoulders of landscape architects, why have we failed so spectacularly to live up to their challenge?"

Thank You to Our Scholarship Jurors

This year, LAF was proud to offer over $60,000 through ten different scholarships and fellowships, established by generous sponsors. The winners are chosen through a competitive application and selection process. We would like to extend a special thank you to the 13 design practitioners and academics who served on the scholarship juries -- we appreciate your time and commitment to supporting the next generation of designers!


Landscape Performance Series

George W. Bush Presidential Center
Dallas, Texas
This stunning 15-acre park emulates various local ecosystems and uses 73% less water by using Habiturf and an innovative stormwater system that captures runoff to supply irrigation water.

Safe Routes, Active Kids
Michelle Lieberman of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership highlights projects and studies that create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk.
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Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future
On June 10-11 in Philadelphia, join the best minds and rising leaders to help propel the profession forward! Early Bird rate ends 4/1.

Scholarship Winners
Five scholarships awarded so far! We'll update our website as winners are decided, so check back to see the recipients of the $60,000 in awards.
Special Thanks

LAF would like to thank DeepRoot for their continued partnership and support through their sponsorship of the Landscape Performance Series and LAF's Annual Benefit. A research-minded innovator, DeepRoot is committed to creating thriving, resilient urban ecosystems comprised of mature, vigorous trees and healthy watersheds.

Landscape Architecture Foundation