In 2008, ASLA introduced the Legacy Project as a gift to the host city of the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture. After the conference, ASLA exhibitors donate plants, products, services, and equipment to support the project, allowing ASLA to give back to the city that hosts the conference. The Legacy Project is typically in the public realm and benefits a larger community, and children, youth and aspiring designers are introduced to the field of landscape architecture through the design process.
This year, ASLA NCC teamed up with a coalition of nonprofits on Golden Gate Avenue to develop plans for a slow street transformation led by St. Anthony’s Foundation. The community partners have a goal to permanently transform one block of Golden Gate Avenue from a regular street into a public open space for play, gathering, and relaxation. Two years of community outreach and advocacy with City agencies produced a masterplan for a permanent street closure during daytime hours. ASLA NCC Chapter Members along with Fletcher Studio, and BASE Landscape worked with high school and college students, and alums of the ACE mentorship program to advance the project vision.