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Terence Poltrack, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Director of Public Relations and Communications, has informed IFLA that IFLA member associations may post their events, calls for papers, etc. directly to the ASLA calendar at Everyone may also access all of the information about ASLA, its activities, and programs, such as education and schools of landscape architecture and public policies and public relations, through the ASLA Home Page at

ASLA Call for Presentations: 2014 Annual Meeting and EXPO

ASLA is now accepting proposals for education sessions for the 2014 Annual Meeting and EXPO, November 21-24, in Denver. If you are interested in presenting and sharing your knowledge with the landscape architecture profession, ASLA encourage you to submit a proposal through its online system. 

Click here for detailed information on submitting education program proposals. The deadline for submissions is January 30, 2014.

ASLA Announces Green Street RFQ

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is inviting landscape architecture firms to submit their qualifications to serve as lead consultant for a project greening the streets surrounding ASLA’s headquarters in Washington, DC’s Chinatown. The deadline is January 15, 2014 at 5:00pm EST

The project involves the design and installation of an interconnected series of vegetated systems and proven technologies to manage stormwater runoff and beautify the public right-of-way in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, DC. ASLA intends this project to be a world-class model and education tool for developers, designers, city officials, and the public.

The selected firm will oversee the project through all phases from design and installation to long-term maintenance planning and educational outreach. It will collaborate with the ASLA Site Sustainability Task Force throughout all phases of the project.

Submission is open to international and national firms of all sizes.

According to Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, the executive vice president and CEO of ASLA, ASLA seeks the design expertise of its members to create a national model that will serve as an example for future development in the District and throughout the United States.

“We have been part of the neighborhood since 1999, when we purchased our building on I Street NW, and we look forward to continuing to be a part of the community for a long time,” said Somerville. “The Green Streets project will help make our vision of making the Chinatown community a greener, more sustainable and attractive place to live, work and play.”

For more information and directions on how to submit, please visit or send an email to

Call for Submissions

Ground Up Issue 3: HERE
Closes: JANUARY 5th, 2014

GROUND UP is the ASLA award-winning annual publication of the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. In this issue, you are invited to explore what it means to be Here.

GROUND UP is soliciting printable media up to 2500 words with accompanying graphics. Shorter entries of 500-1000 words are highly encouraged, as are design proposals, either speculative or built. Video submissions for the journal’s online component are welcome, and novel forms of written and artistic expression are encouraged.

To view the complete call and submission criteria, please visit:

GROUND UP is accepting submissions on a rolling basis from October 2, 2013 until January 5, 2014. Notification of selected entries will be made in February.

For more information, please visit:


Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium

“Cultural Landscape Heritage in Sub-Saharan Africa”
May 10-11, 2013      9am to 5:30 pm
 In 40 years of symposia, the Garden and Landscape Studies program at Dumbarton Oaks has addressed a nearly global range of cultures, epochs, and subjects.  But one region is conspicuously absent: sub-Saharan Africa. This omission is particularly glaring, given that the subcontinent is one of the oldest inhabited landscapes on earth, with a staggering range of geographies, cultures, histories, and patterns of settlement.
Confirmed speakers include: Suzanne Blier, Harvard University; Lazare Eloundou, UNESCO World Heritage Center;  Joost Fontein, University of Edinburgh;  Jeremy Foster, Cornell University;  Grey Gundaker, William and Mary;  Charlotte Joy, University of London;  Paul Lane, University of York;  Neil Norman, William and Mary;  Akin Ogundiran, UNC Charlotte;  Ikem Okoye, University of Delaware;  Innocent Pikirayi, University of Pretoria; Maano Ramutsindela, University of Cape Town; Gemma Rodrigues, UCLA; and Michael Sheridan, Middlebury College.
This event has been approved for 12 LA CES (continuing education credits with the American Society of Landscape Architects.)
To register, please visit our webpage for instructions.
 The cost is $60 ($40 for students) and includes lunch both days, and a reception. Registration is first-come, first-served. The last day to register, if space is still available, will be May 3.  
Jane Padelford, RLA, LEED AP