Articles from November 2010, about Conferences

November 29, 2010 Edit

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Newswire - December 2010

 

DECEMBER 2010

Upcoming Chapter Events:

Announcements:

Event Calendar

Check out the online Calendar of Events for the most up-to-date listing of opportunities!

Additional Opportunities

More Information

CHAPTER EVENTS
12.02 | design|spring construction professionals gathering (EUGENE)

It’s time for (beer):30!

Design|Spring is starting a new tradition: a semi-annual gather of emerging design, engineering and construction professionals from Design|Spring, CSI, ASLA and more! Our hope is to open up lines of communication and allow all of us to get to know each other better. Even if you don’t care for beer, we still hope to see you!

Date/Time: Thursday, December 2 at 5:30
Location: The Bridge – 444 E. 3rd Street – Eugene, OR – right next to the Ferry Street Bridge (the former Peabody’s)

Contact Mariko Blessing with any questions.

12.07 | MT HOOD SECTION: Crystal springs stream restoration

Crystal Springs Stream Restoration
Dennis O'Connor with Habitat Concepts and Zachariah Perry, Crystal Springs Canyon Manager at Reed College will discuss the restoration of a degraded urban creek into a canyon habitat.

Date: December 7, 2010
Time: 5:30
Location: 1204 SE Water Avenue. (New location)

Dennis O’Connor has over 30 years of experience as a landscape designer and restoration ecologist, specializing in stream and wetland enhancement and upland erosion control projects. He has participated in the construction supervision and/or installation of a majority of his projects, whether working with a contractor or a youth crew. He is the author of several publications on drought resistant plants and their use, soil bioengineering, and stream enhancement. Dennis approaches landscape design with an understanding of ecological functions and aesthetic values of natural systems, and the desire to create self-sustaining systems that benefit both the public and natural environment.

NEW LOCATION for Mt. Hood Section Events!
1204 SE Water Avenue, Portland. (This is a new location and is 5 five blocks north of Group Mackenzie's offices. The building is on the Southeast corner of Water Avenue and Salmon Street.)

Upcoming

January 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm Permeable Paving
Gale Schroeder with Willamette Graystone will explain the design and installation requirements for permeable paving.

February 1, 2011 at 5:30 Urban Greenspaces
Mike Houck, Executive Director of the Urban Greenspaces Institute will discuss his work.

Information

Our goal as the new Mt. Hood section co-chairs is to provide opportunities for members to obtain Professional Development Hours at the section meetings. Please contact Steve Shapiro (steve@shapiro-la.com) or Joyce Jackson (jjackson@maulfoster.com) if you care to suggest a topic.

12.09 | Emerging Professionals Fall 101 Series Workshop + Happy Hour

Join the ASLA Oregon Emerging Professionals Committee for this educational event in Portland on December 9th featuring a lighting workshop, tour, and ending with a happy hour.

We are pleased to welcome parties of all disciplines to our Fall EP 101 Series Event!

Join us for an informative workshop session, specialty lighting tour and happy hour!

$3 at the door / free to ASLA Members
1.5 PDH credit hours available

6:00pm
Rendezvous and Basics of Lighting Demo
GreenWorks PC, 24 NW 2nd, PDX

6:30pm
Pearl District Specialty Lighting Tour
Led by HL Stearns Lighting Rep Kandy Welch

8:00pm
Emerging Professionals Happy Hour
BridgePort BrewPub, 1313 NW Marshall, PDX


More Information:
Contact Christopher Olin via email or by phone at 503.286.7175.
Download a PDF of the flier to share with others.

Join the Emerging Professionals Facebook Group for more info



l a n d s c a p e  f u s i o n  | April 15-16, 2011.

Please save the date to join us for the next ASLA Oregon Annual Symposium entitled “Landscape Fusion”. This will be the premiere landscape architecture event of the year, held April 15 & 16, 2011 in Portland State University’s Shattuck Hall.

Highlights include:

• Keynote Speaker Walter Hood, FASLA
• Friday Tour and Charrette Events
• Opportunity to acquire at least six Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
• State of the Practice CEO Forum
• Technical Break-out Learning Sessions
• Socializing with your fellow landscape architecture professionals!

More specifics will be announced in coming weeks.  For more information, or to volunteer for the event planning, contact Marianne Zarkin ASLA Oregon Vice-President for Chapter Services at 503.758.3131 / mzarkin@gmail.com or Dana Baisden 503.227.6156 / dbaisden@updatemanagement.com.

CHAPTER ANNOUNCEMENTS
in memoriam: Brian mccarthy

The Oregon Chapter was saddened by the news of the passing of Brian McCarthy, Managing Principal of Eugene-based Cameron McCarthy.

A memorial service was held on November 14, 2010 at The Shedd Institute in Eugene for Brian David McCarthy of Eugene, who died Nov. 3 from an aortic aneurysm. He was 60.
He was born on Oct. 24, 1950, in Pasadena, Calif., to Walter and Betty Blackwell McCarthy. He married Caroline Moore on Aug. 30, 1975, in Portland.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture at the University of Oregon. He worked for the Portland planning department for one year and then for Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architecture in Eugene.
Survivors include his wife; his mother, Joan McCarthy, of Newport Beach, Calif.; two sons, Cogan of Oakland, Calif., and Colin of Eugene; and a brother, Robert, of Mission Viejo, Calif.
Remembrances to the Pacific Rivers Council.

recent updates to the blog

A selection of links to the Oregon ASLA blog, which has featured a number of recent posts with information related to landscape architecture, at home and abroad.  Subscribe to the blog feed to make sure you don't miss any of the great content.

As always, we're on the lookout for news of interest to members, so please links or suggestions to Jason King at jason@terrafluxus.com 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS STILL NEEDED FOR THE ARCHITECTS IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM!

The Architects in Schools Program is still in need of volunteer landscape architects for the 2010-2011 school year! Architects in Schools matches professional landscape architects with 3rd through 5th grade teachers for a 6 week classroom residency at no cost to the schools. The program is based on a curriculum guide that teachers and their partner landscape architect can use to complement existing curriculum. The curriculum uses architectural concepts to teach math, science, social studies, language arts and other disciplines and includes 'green' designing concepts. Landscape architects who've participated report the experience of sharing their passion with young people to be very rewarding.

For applications, questions and more information, please contact Kim Ruthardt Knowles as soon as possible at 503.317.7537. Go to the website for more information about the Architecture Foundation of Oregon

WV Section Call for Volunteers for Golf Tournament

ASLA Members, Associates & Colleagues:  
A lot of us in the Eugene area play golf. ASLA Oregon-WVS would like to set up a golf tournament in September 2011 for landscape architects and other design and construction professionals. Marina Wrensch, co-chair for our Willamette Valley Section of ASLA, is requesting volunteers for a committee that could help with organizing the event. Tasks may include: finding a location for the tournament, fund raising, sponsors, catering, etc. She would like to have the committee set up by mid-November and hopes to have the first meeting around that time. This event is a fundraiser for the Willamette Valley Section and will directly benefit us as ASLA members. It is also a great way to socialize and make connections. So, please help out and volunteer. Your help is always greatly appreciated!

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions about the event, please contact Marina via email at Marina@cmgsla.com or phone at 541.485.7385.

trustee's report: what's up at national?

November 2010 Trustee’s Report from Dave Walters.  Some of the highlights from our National Office the past month are as follows:

Governance and Administration

  • EVP Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, attended the Greenbuild conference in Chicago along with several other staff members last week. In addition to a presentation on SITESâ„¢ given by Dave Yocca, FASLA, on behalf of ASLA, ASLA members incorporated aspects of SITES into several sessions focused on site and stormwater. The Sustainable Sites Initiativeâ„¢ was credited as “an incredible resource” in a USGBC-led session focused on site-related revisions in the 2012 LEED update.

  • While in Chicago, Somerville met with American Planning Association Executive Director Paul Farmer, Hon. ASLA, to discuss international membership, the economy, and 2011 priorities.

Government Affairs

  • On November 9, Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Hon. ASLA, and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, Hon. ASLA, signed off on a plan for a major overhaul of the National Mall. During the official ceremony, Director Jarvis thanked the American Society of Landscape Architects, along with a host of other organizations for their efforts and contributions to the final plan

  • Federal Government Affairs Manager Roxanne Blackwell continues to participate in the Complete Streets Federal Policy and Steering Committee meetings, where the coalition discusses moving a Complete Streets bill through Congress next year.

Landscape Architecture Magazine

  • LAM Editor Brad McKee also attended Greenbuild and met with about 20 of the magazine's advertisers or prospective advertisers to promote the redesign of the magazine, set to launch in January, as well as the more prominent and attractive placement LAM's editorial coverage of products will have when it moves from the back section of the magazine to the front as part of the redesign.

Public Relations and Communications

Member and Chapter Services

  • A new online student chapter report module was released. Student chapter presidents can now access their rosters on the student Web page. The module also allows chapter leadership to pull the students within their chapter jurisdiction.

Publishing and Resource Development

  • Department staff organized and staffed ASLA’s booth display at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild last week in Chicago. The sales team walked the show to promote the ASLA EXPO and advertising in Landscape Architecture magazine (LAM). They reported heavy booth traffic and strong interest in landscape architecture and specifically SITES from attendees.
Want to Write for OregonLAND?  

As part of our expanded communication strategies, we are re-launching OregonLAND in 2011 as an online magazine, with original content, essays, project reviews, and other content relevant to landscape professionals in Oregon.  Our aim is to draw from around the region and beyond in developing content that reaches a range of practitioners, academics, and everyone in between in our broad professional sphere.

Monthly feature essays will be developed on a range of topics, along with coverage of local design and ASLA events drawing from a wide, interdisciplinary group of contributors.  The compilation of content will be curated once per year in a 'best of' edition that will be realized in a web and printed edition that will provide multiple platforms for disseminating information about landscape architecture to potential clients, collaborators, and related professionals.

We will kick of 2011 with regular meetings of the editorial group to get this ball rolling.  If you are interested in getting involved on editorial staff, to contribute articles, update web content, help with graphic design, track down sponsors, or anything else, please let Jason King know at jason@terrafluxus.com and by phone at 503.481.7826.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
12.9 | KENGO KUMA LECTURE - PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDEN

The Portland Japanese Garden is hosting world renowned architect, Kengo Kuma, at a free lecture on December 9. I have included some details below and a link to our website for more information – but please share this information with anyone who may be interested and encourage them to make reservations to ensure everyone has a seat!

Kengo Kuma Lecture
December 9, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Pavilion
Reservations required, space is limited.
events@japanesegarden.com or (503) 542-0280

Kengo Kuma Open House & Display of Design Concepts
December 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pavilion
Included with Garden admission
Public comment welcome

Additional Information

12.11 | civic ecology workshop - damascus

The City of Damascus is hosting a Civic Ecology workshop Saturday December 11, 2010 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 

The workshop will be held at Damascus City Hall. Many of you may be familiar with Civic Ecology workshops held around the region. This is an exciting opportunity for us to work with Tim Smith and engage with the community. We hope to integrate this work into our Sustainability Plan and also be a catalyst for community led projects and programs.

Download a PDF of the flyer for the event.

Questions and/or RSVP to Erika Palmer at the City of Damascus

The Basics of Furniture and Fabrics for Outdoor Use | January 20, 2011

Join us for an afternoon at the delightful Leach Botanical Garden, Portland/ Explore the foundations of furniture and fabric selection:

  • How history & architecture influence furniture styles and why it matters
  • Fabric content and application “101”
  • Learn how to choose durable and sustainable materials;

AND
Get the inside scoop about how the furniture and
fabric industry trade works.

First come, first serve registration begins
December 1, 2010
Maximum 40 people

Download a PDF with more information on how to register. 

Workshop presented by:
Vanessa Nagel, APLD, NCIDQ, ANLD
SeasonsGardenDesign.com
AND
Bonnie Bruce, ANLD, FIIDA, LEED AP
CeliloGardens.com

Re:STREETS CONFERENCE | july 21-23, 2011

Streets Reconsidered: Inclusive Design for the Public Realm
Berkeley, California

In partnership with The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Complete Streets Coalition, America Walks, Smart Growth America and the urban planning and design fi rm of MIG, Inc., PLAE, Inc.
announces the Re:STREETS Conference.

More information, download a PDF here.

mORE INFORMATION
JOB LISTINGS

Landscape architecture firms can reach landscape architects across Oregon with an advertisement in NewsWire or on our website.  Details click here.

NewsWire Submittal Requirements

NewsWire is a publication of the Oregon Chapter ASLA.

NewsWire is published at the beginning of each month for annoucing information for the following month. All ads and information must be received by noon of the previous Friday for inclusion

Please send all submissions questions and comments to Jason King.

Keeping Yourself Current

Please help us keep our mailing list current. Send updates or corrections of your contact information to info@aslaoregon.org 

Contact Us

Executive Committee and other contact information is available at the Chapter website.

For mailing and other administrative inquiries about the chapter, contact:

ASLA Oregon Chapter
147 SE 102nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97216
phone: 503.227.6156
fax: 503.253.9172
info@aslaoregon.org 

November 6, 2010 Edit

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Japanese Garden Curator to Review Garden’s Past and Future

From the East County Gazette:  The Master Gardener program will be held on November 8, at Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., presenting Sada Uchiyama’s review of Portland’s Japanese Garden. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Sadafumi (Sada) Uchiyama, the Garden Curator of the Portland Japanese Garden, is a third-generation Japanese gardener. Sada received Bachelor and Master in landscape architecture from University of Illinois and he is a registered landscape architect in Oregon and California. Two of his representative projects include the renovation of Osaka Garden (the Japanese Government exhibition site at the 1893 Columbia Exposition) at Jackson Park in Chicago and the renovation of Shofu-en Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens. Prior to becoming the Garden’s Curator, Sada taught landscape design courses at Clackamas Community College.

:: image by Michel Hersen


Presentation Synopsis

Portland Japanese Garden has offered a personal encounter with Japanese culture and a tranquil experience that celebrates the natural beauty of Oregon for more than 45 years. The stewards of this cultural treasure continue today to strive for the same standard of perfection sought by garden designers in Japan for more than 1500 years. Nobuo Matsunaga, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States, proclaimed the Portland Japanese Garden to be “the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside Japan.” Through the eye of the Garden Curator, Sada’s presentation will review the past and current and look into the future of the Portland Japanese Garden.

For more information, call (503) 653-8100.

November 3, 2010 Edit

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Newswire - November 2010

 

NOVEMBER 2010

Upcoming Chapter Events:

Announcements:

Event Calendar

Check out the online Calendar of Events for the most up-to-date listing of opportunities!

Additional Opportunities

More Information

CHAPTER EVENTS

11.01 ASLA Oregon Launches New Website

The Oregon Chapter is proud to announce the launch of the new ASLA Oregon website, with a new look and streamlined content based on feedback from the members and others statewide.   Please visit the site to see all of the new opportunities for information about landscape architecture in the state.

If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or information you'd like added, or an upcoming event or news story, don't hesitate to drop a line.  Remember the site is the tool for landscape architects to get the word out in the state about what we do and how we can contribute to livability and sustainability of the region.  

We are also looking for volunteers to help keep the information flowing and up-to-date, so please contact Jason King if you are interested in helping.

11.09 | Landscape Architects still needed for the Architects in Schools Program!

The Architects in Schools Program is still in need of volunteer landscape architects for the 2010-2011 school year! Architects in Schools matches professional landscape architects with 3rd through 5th grade teachers for a 6 week classroom residency at no cost to the schools. The program is based on a curriculum guide that teachers and their partner landscape architect can use to complement existing curriculum. The curriculum uses architectural concepts to teach math, science, social studies, language arts and other disciplines and includes 'green' designing concepts. Landscape architects who've participated report the experience of sharing their passion with young people to be very rewarding. For applications, questions and more information, please contact Kim Ruthardt Knowles as soon as possible at 503.317.7537 or kim_ais@msn.com. For more information about the Architecture Foundation of Oregon, go to the website.

For those already signed up for AFO’s Architects in Schools Program there is a committee meeting scheduled in early November:

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Time: 5:00pm
Location: KPFF Consulting Engineers | 111 SW 5th Avenue #2500 | Portland, OR 97204

11.12  | Oregon state landscape architects board meeting

The next meeting of the OSLAB Board will take place on November 12th at 9am.  The meeting location is Conference Room A, 2nd Floor at The Association Center, 707 13th Street SE, Oregon 97301.

Meetings are open to the public.  Parties interested in the regulation of Landscape Architects or the practice of landscape architecture are invited to attend.

Link to the Public Meeting Announcement

Link to the Meeting Agenda





11.17 | willamette valley section event:   The Mirror and the Frame: John Yeon and the Landscape Art of China and Japan

When: Wednesday November 17th, 2010 12pm – 1:30pm
Where: Davis’ Restaurant (Olive & Broadway – Downtown Eugene)

Note: The date was changed from our usual 3rd Thursday of the month due to Kevin’s teaching schedule.

The buildings of the self-trained Portland architect and landscape conservationist John Yeon (1910-1994) are known for their close affinity with their natural surroundings. (See poster attached) To mark the centenary of his birth, this lecture examines parallels between techniques used to integrate buildings and landscapes in Yeon’s work and the traditional Chinese and Japanese art he collected throughout his career. The research being presented by University of Oregon professor Kevin Nute, was founded by the John Yeon Center of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. Kevin Nute is the author of Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan and Place, Time and Being in Japanese Architecture.

More info, contact the WV Section Chairs.

12.07 | upcoming Mount Hood Section events

Crystal Springs Stream Restoration
Dennis O'Connor with Habitat Concepts and Zachariah Perry, Canyon Manager at Reed College will discuss the restoration of a degraded urban creek into a canyon habitat.

Date: December 7, 2010
Time: 5:30
Location: 1204 SE Water Avenue.

Permeable Paving
Gale Schroeder with Willamette Graystone will explain the design and installation requirements for permeable paving.

Date: January 11, 2011
Time: 5:30
Location: 1204 SE Water Avenue.

Urban Greenspaces
Mike Houck, Executive Director of the Urban Greenspaces Institute will discuss his work.

Date: February 1, 2011
Time: 5:30
Location: 1204 SE Water Avenue.

Note the new location of Mt. Hood Section events at 1204 SE Water Avenue, in Portland. This is a new location and is 5 five blocks north of Group Mackenzie's offices. The building is on the Southeast corner of Water Avenue and Salmon Street.

Our goal as the new Mt. Hood section co-chairs is to provide opportunities for members to obtain Professional Development Hours at the section meetings. Please contact Steve Shapiro (steve@shapiro-la.com) or Joyce Jackson (jjackson@maulfoster.com) if you care to suggest a topic.

12.09 | Emerging Professionals Fall 101 Series Workshop + Happy Hour

Join your fellow ASLA Emerging Professionals for a 101 Series Workshop followed by an informal happy hour event!  Mix, mingle, network… and learn!

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010
Time: 6:00-7:30pm EP 101 Series Workshop / 8:00pm EP Happy Hour

Topic and location to be announced.

Would you be willing to share your experience and expertise at future EP 101 Series Workshops?

If so, please contact EP Co-Chairs Christopher Olin or Claire Maulhardt:

Christopher Olin | 503.286.7175 | christopher@kochla.com
Claire Maulhardt | 503.222.5612 | clairem@greenworkspc.com


Join the Emerging Professionals Facebook Group for more info



ANNOUNCEMENTS
Walter Hood to Keynote 2011 Symposium

The Oregon Chapter is pleased to announce that renowned landscape architect Walter Hood has been confirmed as the Keynote Speaker for the 2011 Symposium.  Some information from his bio:

Walter Hood is Professor and former Chair of the Landscape Architecture Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and principal of Hood Design in Oakland, CA. Hood has worked in a variety of settings including architecture, urban design, community planning, environmental art, and research. He was a fellow at the American Academy in Rome in Landscape Architecture in1997, and has exhibited and lectured on his professional projects and theoretical works nationally and abroad. Hood’s work was recently featured in the exhibition and publication, “Open: New Designs For Public Spaces” at the Van Alen Institute, NY; Metropolis Magazine; the New York Times; and Dwell Magazine. His firm designed the gardens and landscape for the new De Young Museum, San Francisco with Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron.

Walter Hood’s published monographs Urban Diaries and Blues & Jazz Landscape Improvisations illuminate his unique approach to the design of urban landscapes. These works won an ASLA Research award in 1996. His essay “Macon Memories” is featured in Sites of Memory, Princeton Architectural Press, 2001. Hood participated in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s “Revelatory Landscapes” Exhibition 2000-2001. He is currently researching and writing a book entitled Urban Landscapes; American Landscape Typologies. His area of teaching, the American Urban Landscape, is intertwined with his design work creating a didactic approach to the design of urban landscapes. .

Please save the date, April 16th, 2011 for what shapes up to be an informative and thought-provoking event.  Details are on-going, so look forward to more information updates and information in coming months.  Check on the 2010 Symposium information here.

News: Oregon's Enchanted Forest Places 2nd in HALS Theme Park Challenge 2010

For the tenth anniversary of the Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS), Chris Pattillo, one of three founders of the Northern California Chapter of HALS and founder of PGAdesign, issued a national Theme Park Challenge – a HALS initiative to document the landscapes of childhood. Landscape architecture preservation enthusiasts from every state were encouraged to complete at least one HALS short format history for a historic theme park landscape.


The submission of the Enchanted Forest, in Turner, OR by Cathleen Corlett and Jean Senechal Biggs was awarded 2nd Place.  For more information on the award, download the announcement here, and to find out about the 2011 HALS Challenge, click here.

WV Section Call for Volunteers for Golf Tournament

ASLA Members, Associates & Colleagues:  
A lot of us in the Eugene area play golf. ASLA Oregon-WVS would like to set up a golf tournament in September 2011 for landscape architects and other design and construction professionals. Marina Wrensch, co-chair for our Willamette Valley Section of ASLA, is requesting volunteers for a committee that could help with organizing the event. Tasks may include: finding a location for the tournament, fund raising, sponsors, catering, etc. She would like to have the committee set up by mid-November and hopes to have the first meeting around that time. This event is a fundraiser for the Willamette Valley Section and will directly benefit us as ASLA members. It is also a great way to socialize and make connections. So, please help out and volunteer. Your help is always greatly appreciated!

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions about the event, please contact Marina via email at Marina@cmgsla.com or phone at 541.485.7385.

WV Section LARE Reference Library

The Willamette Valley Section is now offering an LARE Reference Library with study materials available for check-out. If you wish to see a list of available materials, check-out items or donate to the library, please contact Marina Wrensch at marina@cmgsla.com.

Current Job Listings (October/November)

Landscape architecture firms can reach landscape architects across Oregon with an advertisement in NewsWire or on our web site.

Business Development Manager at Walker Macy

Landscape Designer/Architect at Berger/ABAM


trustee's report: what's up at national?

October 2010 Trustee’s Report from Dave Walters.  Some of the highlights from our National Office the past month are as follows:

Governance and Administration

  • ASLA hosted a group from the DC Department of the Environment for a green roof presentation. While the group stopped at several locations, the ASLA green roof was the only green roof on the list and the highlight of the group’s tour.

  • The Executive Committee monthly conference call was held. Agenda items included: selection of a vice president to serve on the EVP review committee; timeline and process for consideration and discussion of membership qualifications issues; debriefing on the 2010 Annual Meeting and EXPO; proposed $10 increase in the Council of Fellows scholarship program assessment; and scheduling of committee chair orientation conference calls and the confirmation of the slate of candidates for election in 2011, which are as follows: 

    • President-Elect: Richard S. Hawks, FASLA & Thomas R. Tavella, FASLA
    • VP Communications: Mark H. Hough, ASLA & Karen A. Phillips, FASLA
    • VP Education: Sara Katherine (Kay) Williams, FASLA & K. Richard Zweifel, FASLA
    • VP Government Affairs: Chad D. Danos, ASLA and Thomas R. Doolittle, ASLA

Government Affairs

  • David Yocca, FASLA, represented ASLA in testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Water and the Environment Subcommittee for a hearing entitled “Impact of Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development on the Nation’s Water Quality, Economy, and Communities.” ASLA Government Affairs staff prepared Mr. Yocca for his testimony , which focused on his landscape architecture projects and the multiple benefits that communities reap from utilizing green infrastructure approaches. Another witness included: Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, Hon. ASLA.

  • ASLA staff and Urban Park Coalition members met with senior Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs staff to discuss and promote the Livable Communities Act (LCA). ASLA is actively supporting Sen. Dodd’s and Rep. Pearlmutter’s efforts in the House and Senate to pass LCA before the end of this Congress. The LCA was recently passed favorably out of the Senate Banking Committee and was heard before the House Financial Services Committee.

  • ASLA has signed onto a letter thanking President Obama for his “commitment to the development of a conservation and outdoor recreation agenda for the 21st Century through the America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative.” ASLA joined the Alaska Wilderness League, Sierra Club, Conservation Lands Foundation, Defenders of Wildlife, Environment America, National Parks Conservation Association, National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Wilderness Society, and others. Previously, ASLA submitted comments to the AGO website and encourages members to vote to promote ASLA’s comments as well as to submit comments of their own. A final report based on field hearings and comments submitted online will be released on November 15. 

  • Complete Streets legislation has bipartisan support! Rep. Steven LaTourette (OH) provided bipartisan backing for this important legislation, and became the 62nd cosponsor of HR 1443.

Public Relations and Communications

Publishing and Resource Development

  • Joblink postings are up to 38 as of last week—the highest number in over a year. Coordinator Carolyn Mitchell reports a significant increase in phone calls and emails regarding posting positions, as well as increased postings on other industry job boards, boding well for the economic recovery.


ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
ACE Mentor Kick-Off

ACE board of directors, mentors and new mentor candidates please come join us for the kick-off celebration of the new ACE mentoring year. "The Irish Writers Room" upstairs of Kell's downtown has been reserved for the event. There will be snacks and a hosted beer and wine bar. There will be a brief talk about the ACE program. This will serve as a great opportunity to meet each other and discuss some of the exciting plans for this next year's mentoring sessions. It will also be fun to catch up with everyone and maybe share a few more stories from past years. Please RSVP in advance and feel free to bring any colleagues that would be interested in joining ACE. See you then!

Date: Thursday, November 11
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Kell’s Irish Restaurant & Pub | 112 SW Second Avenue | Portland, OR 97204
Host: Brooke Coleman
Phone: 503.274.1843

ACE "You're Invited" and RSVP Link


Cities Alive - Green Roof & Wall Conference

November 30 – December 3, 2010

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) are co-hosting CitiesAlive: 8th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference and Trade Show from Nov. 30 to Dec 3, 2010 at the Pan Pacific Hotel and Vancouver Convention Center. More than 50 expert speakers will share the latest design integration, economic, social and environmental research - including acoustical benefits, green wall thermal benefits, life cycle cost/benefit studies, and solar PV/green roof integration. CitiesAlive will recognize outstanding green roof and wall projects at the Awards Luncheon, as well as local design gurus Cornelia Oberlander and Theodore Osmundson with Lifetime Achievement awards. The tradeshow will feature the latest technologies and services, local and regional firms, and there are multiple tour opportunities. Check out new, leading edge courses on urban rooftop food production, integrative/holistic design, and integrative building and site water management.

See www.citiesalive.org for agenda and registration information.


IFLA World Congress 2011 - Call for Abstracts

The global gathering of professionals from the fields of landscape architecture and horticulture, landscape development, spatial planning, urban planning, construction, forestry and agricultural engineering will take place in Zurich in 2011.

“Scales of Nature – From Urban Landscapes to Alpine Gardens”
The 48th IFLA World Congress will be devoted to the fluctuating issues between artificial and grown nature and the sustainable development of the landscape for improved quality of life.

The IFLA World Congress is an international professional congress to be held in Zurich that is expected to be attended by more than 700 professionals and students from throughout the world to discuss current topics, exchange experiences and establish contacts. During the three days of the Congress, keynote lectures will take place in the morning and in depth sessions in the afternoon.

More info on the IFLA World Congress 2011 Zurich, Switzerland: www.ifla2011.com.



mORE INFORMATION
NewsWire Submittal Requirements

NewsWire is a publication of the Oregon Chapter ASLA.

NewsWire is published at the beginning of each month for annoucing information for the following month. All ads and information must be received by noon of the previous Friday for inclusion

Please send all submissions questions and comments to Jason King.

Keeping Yourself Current

Please help us keep our mailing list current. Send updates or corrections of your contact information to info@aslaoregon.org 


Contact Us

Executive Committee and other contact information is available at the Chapter website.

For mailing and other administrative inquiries about the chapter, contact:

ASLA Oregon Chapter
147 SE 102nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97216
phone: 503.227.6156
fax: 503.253.9172
info@aslaoregon.org