October 2016

The ASLA Annual Meeting in New Orleans will be the grand finale celebration in what has been an amazing 50th anniversary year for LAF. Come to our Annual Benefit to toast the future with over 500 of our friends and supporters. Stop by our Expo Booth (#100) to see The New Landscape Declaration, our 21st century call to action for the profession, hot-of-the-press for public comment. And on Monday, Oct 24 at 10am join our panel session for a discussion on the Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future, developing the new Declaration, and what's next. Let us know your thoughts and actions to answer the call!
Barbara Deutsch
Executive Director

If you'll be in New Orleans for the 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, join LAF for a series of fun and thought-provoking events. LAF will participate in three education sessions, close out our 50th anniversary year with an epic Benefit featuring live jazz, and present highlights from our landmark Summit. Come to booth #100 in the Expo Hall to add your voice to the New Landscape Declaration, our 21st century call to action for the profession. We hope to see you there!

Want to assess and document the benefits of high-performing landscape projects? LAF is accepting applications for the next CSI program, which will run Feb - Aug 2017. Faculty Research Fellows lead this unique research collaboration and receive funding to support a student Research Assistant. Practitioners apply with specific projects and are selected based on the quality of the project, potential to produce comprehensive quantified benefits, and the firm's commitment to work with the research teams. Faculty Expressions of Interest are due Nov 11.
Applications from firms are due Nov 18.

Student Scholarships and Fellowships for 2017

LAF is proud to offer $61,500 in awards for the 2016-2017 academic year through 9 different scholarships and fellowships established by our generous sponsors. Eligible candidates are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Additional requirements vary by scholarship/fellowship. Applications are due Feb 1 and 15, 2017.

Remarkable Objects Podcast: Quantifying the Landscape

The first episode of this new podcast from DeepRoot features LAF's Barbara Deutsch discussing the Landscape Performance Series, our online set of resources to help designers, agencies, and advocates evaluate performance, show value and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions. Hear about the thinking behind and evolution of this transformative initiative. Remarkable Objects is a new podcast about the intersection of nature and urban design.

LAF Executive Director Barbara Deutsch, FASLA has been recognized with one of Green Building & Design (gb&d)'s 2016 Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of women who are making lasting change and strive to identify, support, and give opportunities to future women in leadership. The 15 winners were honored at a dinner held during the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Congratulations, Barbara!

$25,000 LAF Fellowship for Leadership & Innovation
Apply to advance a project that creates knowledge and empowers landscape architecture. Applications due 12/1.
LAF Annual Benefit
Join us in New Orleans on Fri, Oct 21 for great food, live jazz, and an open bar. Tix available online or at the door.
Special Thanks
Through partnerships like the Xtreme LA Challenge, board service, and generous financial support, Landscape Forms has been a leading and loyal supporter of LAF. Landscape Forms is dedicated to their craft, and for more than 45 years the company has been producing site furnishings that help designers and others achieve beautiful, functional environments that enhance the experience of outdoor space. 
LAF on the Road

New Orleans, LA
Oct 21-24

Washington, DC
Nov 1-4

LAF is Hiring: Program Manager applications reviewed on a rolling basis.  More

Summit Videos: See documentary or the full program and recordings.  More

Campaign  Corner

Did You Know?
The 50 & Forward Campaign seeks to increase investment in the profession to broaden and deepen the pool of talent, drive innovation for improved practices and create new business opportunities for the landscape industry.


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