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NJALSA Gratefully Acknowledges the Generous Support of Our 2019 Annual Meeting Sponsors:
Bartlett Tree Experts — Platinum Education Sponsor
General Recreation Inc. — Welcome Cocktail Reception
Unilock — Awards Cocktail Reception
George Ely Associates — Monday Exposition Breakfast
Liberty Lighting Group — Tuesday Exposition Breakfast
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NJASLA Would Like to Thank All the Companies That Exhibited at our 2019 Annual Conference:
Anthony & Sylvan Pools
Anthony F. Ramondo & Son, Inc
Asolare LLC - US Glass Fence
B&B Pool and Spa Center
Bartlett Tree Experts
Belgard Hardscapes / CRH
Ben Shaffer Recreation Inc.
Bergen Brick Stone & Tile
Boyce Associates, Inc.
Cancos Tile Co.
Chameleon Ways, Inc.
Commercial Recreation Specialists
Designed for Fun, Inc.
Enterprise Lighting Sales
Ernst Conservation Seeds
EZ Docks Mid Atlantic
ForeverLawn of South Jersey
GameTime Park & Playground Equipment
General Recreation, Inc.
George Ely Associates
GraniteScape USA Inc
High Ridge Farms/Trees Now, Inc.
Hunza and LuxR Lighting
ILA Lighting & Controls
Illusions Vinyl Fence and Railing
Iron Age Designs/Signature Sites
Jersey Seed, Inc.
John D. Rocco Sales Co.
L.P. Statile, Inc.
Laurel Valley Soils
Liberty Lighting Group, Inc.
Liberty Parks and Playgrounds, Inc
Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting
Mid-Atlantic Products, Inc.
Modern Design & Site Furnishings
Musco Sports Lighting
New Jersey Deer Control
NItterhouse Masonry Products
NJASLA Education Foundation
North Creek Nurseries
NT TRADING INC
Pavement Surface Coatings
Penn Lighting Associates
Pine Hall Brick
Playsites Plus Surfaces Inc
Punkin Hollow Farms
Rolling Rock Building Stone
Royal Perla, LLC
Site Specialists, Ltd.
Stone House Nursery
Stormwater Capture Co
Synthetic Lawns & Golf, Inc
Walpole Outdoors LLC
Wicki Stone Inc
Gov. Phil Murphy signed S1073(Smith) into law. The law will authorize municipalities, counties and certain authorities to establish stormwater utilities. The bill also requires the DEP to create a stormwater utility guidance manual to provide guidance to municipalities, counties, and authorities seeking to establish stormwater utilities.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
The Cultural Landscape Foundation announced a call for nominations for Landslide, the foundation's annual thematic report about threatened and at-risk landscapes. TCLF's Landslide 2019: Living in Nature will highlight cultural landscapes that are facing threats from climate change. Based on a vast, ever-growing body of research, the overwhelming scientific consensus is that human-induced climate change is now a fact of life. As we enter the Anthropocene, the increasing frequency of extreme weather events, accelerated extinctions, and human displacement signal that the adverse effects are already upon us. The annual thematic report will foreground the remarkable diversity of the affected resources, the immense scope of the impact, and strategies to respond to the challenges that lie ahead.
Click "READ MORE" for more information on submitting a nomination.
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A wide-ranging proposal for a Green New Deal was introduced on Feb. 7 in the House of Representatives in the form of a resolution sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, R-N.Y., with a companion resolution introduced in the Senate by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass.
Although the current GND resolution is largely aspirational and includes few specific policies, it contains a commitment to core principles of urgent transformational change that are fully compatible with ASLA's positions, and mirror the recommendations the Society already put forward in our Blue Ribbon Panel report, Smart Policies for a Changing Climate.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
The impacts of climate change, especially heavier storms and longer dry spells, are contributing to water pollution and flooding and in general making stormwater management — the art and science of managing and routing heavy rainfall — ever more challenging. And the state's rules governing stormwater management have been robustly criticized for years by various stakeholders including developers, municipalities and environmental advocates, who view the rules as confusing, unenforceable and inadequate.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announce it is proposing significant changes to the state's stormwater management rules (NJAC 7:8). Notice of these changes was published in the New Jersey Register on the same day. The publication of these rule changes, or amendments, marks a major milestone in a years-long effort, including ...
New Jersey ASLA
Call for abstracts for WEF's Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Symposium 2019 is now open. The Symposium is scheduled for May 8-10, 2019 at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
New Directions in the American Landscape
Join us at our
Natural Design Workshop
A Two-Day Course Developed by Larry Weaner.
Demand for high performing, ecology-based landscapes is increasing faster than the availability of the specialized knowledge needed to achieve them. This intensive, interactive, two-day workshop will provide concrete, real world guidance for designing and documenting all phases of native landscape development.
Attendees will receive an extensive manual that documents all aspects of the program, including plant selection criteria, plant recommendations, ecological process-based management specifications, and guidance for maximizing the aesthetic and experiential appeal these landscapes can provide.
This two-day course will be held in five different locations:
- March 19-20, 2019 | Cornwall, NY | Cosponsored by The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, first national affiliate of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas
- March 26-27, 2019 | Chadds Ford, PA | Cosponsored by Brandywine Conservancy
- April 2-3, 2019 | Riverwoods, IL | Cosponsored by Wild Ones Institute of Learning and Development
Complete Program & Registration Details
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Golf course facilities in the U.S. have been closing in large numbers during the past 10 years. According to the National Golf Foundation, 1,500 18-hole equivalent golf course facilities have closed.
The more significant problem with golf course facility closures is that these large parcels of open space are suddenly becoming available for new land uses including for potential development.
Turning golf courses into parks or preserved open space seems like a sensible alternative as parks provide many of the benefits that the golf courses provide including recreation, ecosystem enhancement, stormwater detention and urban wildlife habitat. However, turning golf courses into parks has proven to be challenging.
The Nature of Cities
With a new stream of studies adding to evidence revealing disturbing declines in global populations of insects and reports of an ecological catastrophe on the scale of a sixth mass extinction, there is an urgent need to do more to conserve these species that underpin our ecosystems. Urban areas have the potential to provide a safe haven for many rare and declining species that have been extirpated from our rural landscapes by intensive agricultural practices. But only if we manage those safe havens appropriately.
A museum atrium with a grand, lofted ceiling. A restaurant with an open kitchen, a candle-lit bar and trendy metal chairs. A conference room with a long, rectangular table.
These spaces might look good. But to deaf and hard-of-hearing people who pass through them, the designs can be alienating: too echoey or loud to hear voices; too shadowy, dark or blinding to discern sign language or read lips; or lacking necessary sight-lines. Fixing the spaces — and avoiding reproducing them — isn't easy, though. The reality is that, for many architects, designing rooms, buildings and homes with the deaf and hard of hearing community in mind is not their first priority.
A new study shows that inexpensive urban design interventions can increase well-being and social connections among city residents.
Researchers from the Urban Realities Lab at the University of Waterloo in Canada found that green spaces and colorful, community-driven urban design elements were associated with higher levels of happiness, greater trust of strangers, and greater environmental stewardship than locations without those amenities.
By Scott E. Rupp
Inland waterways are getting trashed. But there's good news in the days of darkening water, according to a new report that claims at least 15 percent of the world's inland surface water areas are covered by protected areas. The global target for such protected spaces is 17 percent as set out in Aichi Target 11 of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). There's a big caveat, though. These protected spaces are not distributed evenly across the globe, a study from the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) says.
Urban tree plantings for climate-adapted and resilient cities need to consider growth, vitality and ecosystem services of the planted tree species particularly during drought. However, information on growth and ecosystem services of urban trees under changed climate conditions are rare for most species. This study investigated the intra-annual growth patterns of two common but physiologically contrasting urban tree species: small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata) and black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia).
The City of Toronto presents the transformation of the Bentway, a 1.75 kilometer space under the city's Gardiner Expressway. The ongoing project will revitalize the route into a vibrant public place where visitors can experience a diverse mix of activities and programs. The initial phase, completed January 2018, gives new life to the industrial area as a vital artery for pedestrians and cyclists, stitching together seven neighborhoods, expanding access to key landmarks and creating a new gathering place for Toronto's growing population.
Student Career Guide: Your Land by Landscape Architecture Magazine:
Preview the e-reader of "Your Land" a student career guide (middle school to high school) on the profession of landscape architecture, a new publication prepared by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
You can order copies for classroom use at: https://landscapearchitecturemagazine.org/your-land/.
Guide: "Developers' Green Infrastructure Guide: (PDF version)
New Jersey Future, in partnership with the New Jersey Builders Association, just released the new Developers' Green Infrastructure Guide. The guide is designed to help developers answer basic questions about green infrastructure, including what it is, how it works, what are its costs and benefits, and why it makes good business sense. It includes case studies, side-by-side site plan comparisons and interactive decision-making tools.
Book: "James Rose" by Dean Cardasis: "James Rose", the first biography of this important landscape architect, examines the work of one of the most radical figures in the history of mid-century modernist American landscape design. An artist who explored his profession with words and built works, Rose fearlessly critiqued the developing patterns of land use he witnessed during a period of rapid suburban development. The alternatives he offered in his designs for hundreds of gardens were based on innovative and iconoclastic environmental and philosophic principles, some of which have become mainstream today. From Library of American Landscape History.
Report: Green Infrastructure Guidance Manual for New Jersey: This report from the Water Resources Program, Rutgers University New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. This manual will act as a tool for planning and design professionals looking to retrofit green infrastructure practices into existing development.
Report: City Parks, Clean Water: Making Great Places Using Green Infrastructure: This report by The Trust for Public Land explores the intersection of green infrastructure and parks. Using case studies, data tables, and interviews with national experts, the report explores both new and existing parks, including in-depth studies of water-smart parks.
Guide: Green Infrastructure Mapping Guide: This Guide from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows spatial analysts how to incorporate green-infrastructure strategies into their GIS work plans and provides examples, process guidance, case studies and templates.
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