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AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations. Disclaimer: [...]

2021-08-12T20:02:51-07:00August 12th, 2021|

The Seas Are Rising. Could Oysters Help?

How a landscape architect is enlisting nature to defend our coastal cities against climate change—and doing it on the cheap. by Eric Klinenberg In New York, Kate Orff will use oyster reefs to mitigate storm surges.Photograph by Thomas Prior for The New Yorker On a windy afternoon in [...]

2021-08-12T19:37:38-07:00August 12th, 2021|

Lunch with Leaders – Insights from a 40-year Career in Landscape Architecture with Andrea Cochran

Landscape Architecture Foundation Board members Jim Stickley, ASLA (Principal, WRT) and Brian Jencek, ASLA (Senior VP, HOK) will present the LAF's New Landscape Declaration and conduct a discussion with leading thinkers in the academic and practice fields of landscape architecture. Join our panelists in examining issues of [...]

2021-08-11T16:09:33-07:00August 11th, 2021|

ASLA-NCC 2021-22 Elections

It's that time of year again! Voting is open for Northern California Chapter elections. ASLA Full and Associate members can cast votes for the following Executive Committee positions: - President-Elect - Vice President - Secretary - Treasurer - CCASLA Representative - At Large Member (Multiple positions available) Polls Close [...]

2021-08-10T20:03:14-07:00August 10th, 2021|

Lunch with Leaders – Industry Icons Embracing Change by Expanding the role of the Landscape Architect and Leveraging the Power of Cultural Landscapes with Charles A. Birnbaum

This conversation will begin with a 20-minute presentation, putting forth the idea that change with continuity is essential. Opening remarks will examine the planning, design and stewardship opportunities (and constraints) frequently encountered when dealing with cultural landscapes. These remarks will address personal and foundational principles, while [...]

2021-07-15T17:17:22-07:00July 15th, 2021|

Make Room for E-Bikes At Your Worksite

When employees return to work, they may be arriving by electric bicycle. Here’s what you need to consider to accommodate these new riders and their bikes. E-Bikes have been on the rise for roughly a decade, but the pandemic seriously accelerated adoption. U.S. e-bike retail sales — so [...]

2021-06-16T18:25:22-07:00June 16th, 2021|

Eat – Plant – Drawdown: Why Designing for Climate Matters

by April Philips Landscape architects must look at the hidden connections between climate adaptation, urban agriculture, food waste, community equity, and public health. By applying systems thinking that integrates climate adaptation and carbon drawdown strategies with foodshed planning, the industry can advance innovative solutions to address these critical issues [...]

2021-05-27T16:04:15-07:00May 27th, 2021|
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