November 12, 2010 Edit
A benefit of membership in ASLA is one free membership to a Professional Practice Networks, in "17 specialized areas of landscape architecture... Membership in these groups is available exclusively to ASLA members, who may join one PPN for free, and each additional PPN for only $15 per year. Topics include a variety of specializations, including: from Campus Planning and Design, Healthcare and Therapeutic Design, Historic Preservation, Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Sustainable Design and Development and Women in Landscape Architecture, to name a few.
Our current Oregon Chapter President Jim Hencke is the national chair of the Urban Design PPN, which periodically releases newsletters of items of interest for members related to urban issue from around the globe. From the latest: "Welcome to our Fall 2010 ASLA Urban Design Professional Practice Network Newsletter! This issue contains articles on art intervention in participatory planning, an analysis of the KÅ™emeÅ¾sky Brook watershed, A â€œKit of Parksâ€ for vacant lots and other unused spaces, and the urban streetscapes of Taipei."
Images from 'Urban Transformations' by Sarah Kathleen Peck