July 2016  


    10 Parks that Changed America tells the story of 10 visionaries who took open canvases of God-forsaken land, and transformed them into serene spaces that offer city dwellers a respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life. From the elegant squares of Savannah, Georgia, to a park built over a freeway in Seattle, to the more recent High Line in New York, each story introduces the heroes who brought these parks to life, and the villains who preferred to exploit the land for private enterprise.


    Discover the evolution of our nation’s city parks, and learn the history of landscape architecture – an American-born art in which human beings try their best to mimic nature. 

    The Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Friends of the Metro Parks are jointly hosting a free public viewing of The PBS film 10 Parks That Changed America.  On August 24, join us at Scioto Audubon Metro Park for a virtual tour of 10 of the most influential parks in America. The showing will begin at sunset, roughly 8:15 PM, so bring a blanket or chairs and your popcorn and enjoy a movie under the stars!

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    Welcome New OCASLA Members!

    OCASLA is pleased to welcome new members Josh Barkley, Michael Hiatt, Kristin Horine, Daniel McConnaughey, Joanne Shelly. We are delighted that you have joined us!

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    2016 Mid-Year Chapter Trustee Report

    At the Mid-Year Meeting for the Board of Trustees, there were several items that the Trustees discussed and voted on that affect the membership as well as future members.  Click here to download the full report.

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    OCASLA Visits Washington DC for 2016 ASLA Advocacy Day

    On May 19th, members of the OCASLA Executive Committee met with members of congress and their staff to advocate for policies important to landscape architects. Committee members met with Senator Sherrod Brown, as well as the aides of Senator Rob Portman, Representative Joyce Beatty, Representative Pat Tiberi and Representative Steve Stivers.

    Click here to read the ASLA Advocacy Day overview.


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    ASLA National: Update

    ASLA National News: July 7, 2016

    Click HERE to download the latest news from ASLA National.

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    OCASLA will update monthly any new job postings throughout the state of Ohio.

    Please click here to current postings.

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