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Landscape Architecture Podcast Round-Up

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Traveling this holiday season? Load up your phone or media player with some landscape architecture-related podcasts. Here are some of our favorites.

 

america-adapts-120America Adapts

The America Adapts podcast explores the challenges, approaches, and national movement around adapting to climate change. In episode 54, host Doug Parsons attended the 2017 American Society of Landscape Architects conference and interviewed a wide swath of participants, including LAF CEO Barbara Deutsch. From legendary Martha Schwartz to students just entering the field, listen for insights and advice on how landscape architecture is stepping up to the challenge of adaptation.

http://americaadapts.org/2017/11/14/landscape-architects-adapt-to-climate-change/

 

common-edge-120Common Edge Podcast

Common Edge is a non-profit dedicated to reconnecting architecture and design with the public that it’s meant to serve. They produce editorials, interviews, and podcasts. We especially like their July podcast on Landscape Architecture in the Age of Climate Change, which features Brooklyn-based firm, Local Office Landscape Architecture (LOLA) discussing resilience, the relationship between science and design, and how the firm became an advisor to the Obama Administration.

http://commonedge.org/category/podcast/

 

homelandlab-120Homeland Lab

Now with 13 episodes, the Homeland Lab podcast is an initiative of LAF Fellow Brice Maryman, whose work explores the intersection of public space and homelessness. The podcast features a diversity of perspectives — politicians, people who have experienced homelessness, designers, researchers, public space managers — to help foster a more nuanced and productive understanding about the profound relationship between homelessness and public space.

https://www.homelandlab.com/

 

design-chatter-120Design Chatter

Sasaki’s podcast features notable guests from creative disciplines, the occasional thought piece, humor, and tangents. Episode 2 features LAF 2011 National Olmsted Scholar Kate Tooke discussing a topic near and dear to her as a researcher, former teacher, and parent: play. The section from 9:20 to 16:05 on why children need play should be required listening for every designer and parent.

https://soundcloud.com/user-337599695

 

remarkable-objects-120Remarkable Objects

This podcast about the intersection of nature and urban design was launched by DeepRoot in 2016. The first episode features LAF CEO Barbara Deutsch discussing landscape performance and resources to help quantify the environmental, social, and economic impacts of sustainable site design.

http://www.remarkableobjects.com/episodes

What's Next for Landscape Architecture?

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What’s Next for Landscape Architecture? LAF asked this question to attendees at the ASLA Annual Meeting EXPO in Boston. From the serious to the silly to the provocative, we got a great mix of responses from the leading practitioners, faculty, students, and others in the field. See the full range of answers on LAF’s Flickr Photostream.

We hope that your 2014 is off to a wonderful start, whatever the future holds!

JJR / Roy Fund Legacy Gift Launches Landscape Performance Series

by Barbara Deutsch, Executive Director, LAF

When I think about the unbelievable gift from Clarence and Ruth Roy to LAF, and to all of us actually, I think about the little bells ringing at the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life” when we learn that Clarence, George’s Guardian Angel, has finally gotten his wings.

I think how lucky we are to have of Clarence (and Ruth) Roy as our special guardian angels at this time, ensuring that our work is done to make an important contribution to the profession and the environment.  

I think it is safe to say that without the Roy Funds, LAF’s new Landscape Performance Series would be just a series of PDFs at this point.  Now we have an interactive, dynamic infrastructure in place to deliver the multi-media value we’ve been able to create for the profession, as well as for those outside the profession who are also working to achieve sustainability and make a difference.

I am curious to learn more about our angels Clarence and Ruth Roy, not having had the honor of meeting them. Deb Mitchell, Senior Vice President at JJR tells us a little bit about them in her interview, but for those of you who knew them, we’d love to hear from you and appreciate you sharing your thoughts and memories of these remarkable people!

Conversations with Leaders in Landscape: New Videos Available

ss-videosdmitchellCheck out the first six videos in our new Conversations with Leaders in Landscape initiative. These videos kick off the Landscape Performance Series and feature 21distinguished leaders in the profession discussing landscape performance and sustainability.

LAF sends special thanks to AHBE Landscape Architects for their editing and technical support services, and to HOK and Landscape Forms for their help in filming the interviews.

We’ll be  collecting footage for future videos at our Expo Hall Booth (#2155) during the ASLA Annual Meeting Sept 10-13 in Washington, DC. Stop by to share your insights and stay tuned for more videos.

You can access the videos from our Conversations with Leaders in Landscape page or see them on LAF’s Vimeo page.