By: Katherine Jacobs
The 2018 national meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architects was a four-day-long affair, chock-full of helpful tips and inspiration.
Aside from a few breaks to get outside and tour Philadelphia's new landscape architecture projects, I spent most of the weekend in educational sessions on topics from resilient water systems to transportation design for placemaking. Landscape architects from around the world shared ideas about how our work can help mitigate climate change impacts, and we grappled with the deep-seated equity issues affecting the built environment. On the quirkier side of things, a handful of speculative speakers contemplated how driverless cars will change the fabric of our cities.
Thank you to ASLA's staff and volunteers for putting together such an inspiring conference. I'm already looking forward to next year!