January 2018  

2018 OCASLA Strategic Planning Meeting

The OCASLA Executive Committee kicked off the a very successful 2018 Strategic Planning Meeting Friday, January 19th at the Hopewell in Downtown Columbus. The days topics included advocacy/lobbying efforts at the state and local levels, Public Relations Campaigns for Landscape Architecture, and bringing added value to our membership. We are looking forward to a great year. A big thank you to our sponsors and membership for your continued support and participation. 

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2018 OCASLA Annual Meeting: Save The Date

2018 OCASLA Annual Meeting - Save The Date!
333 W Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215
April, 20th, 2018

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Design With Unilock Happy Hour

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Western Reserve Section Winter Meeting & Social

Please join your local Western Reserve Section Landscape Architects for an evening of food, drinks and holiday cheer at BOMBA Tacos & Rum.

Space is limited, so sign up early. Deadline for registration is February 16th. Tickets include appetizers, dinner and of course, an open bar. The party will be held in a private room.

Registration is free for members and $15 for guests. Please visit to RSVP.

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Akron Civic Commons, in partnership with the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, GAR Foundation, JPB Foundation, Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller and the Akron Civic Theatre, invite you to join us for a community conversation with New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver on the importance of planning and design of our civic commons spaces. With over 30 years of experience, Commissioner Silver brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in urban planning, how people use outdoor space, and how to create what he calls "park equity." Tickets are limited and will be taken on a first come first serve basis. Refreshments will be provided compliments of the Knight Foundation

Mitchell J. Silver became Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation in May 2014. Commissioner Silver is also the immediate past president of the American Planning Association (APA). He is an award-winning planner with more than 30 years of experience and he is internationally recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to contemporary planning issues. He specializes in comprehensive planning, place making and implementation strategies. As Parks Commissioner, Mitchell Silver oversees management, planning and operations of nearly 30,000 acres of parkland, which includes parks, playgrounds, beaches, marinas, recreation centers, wilderness areas and other assets.

To read the rest of Commissioner Silver's bio, please visit:

Please contact Katelyn Freil at the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition at 330-374-5657 or for additional information. 

February 08, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Akron Civic Theatre
182 South Main Street 
Akron, OH 44308

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ASLA Reminder: Call for Presentations for the 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo Are Open

ASLA is now accepting proposals for the 2018 Annual Meeting and EXPO education program, taking place October 19-22, 2017 in Philadelphia. If you are interested in presenting and sharing your knowledge with the landscape architecture profession, we encourage you to submit a proposal through our online system.  

In order to successfully submit a presentation for consideration, the following items are needed for each presentation: speaker names with a biography, a session title, marketing statement, learning objectives, outline, and sources. Submissions should speak to panel diversity and audience engagement. Additionally, all presenters must sign the speaker terms and agreement prior to the January 31, 2018 submission deadline.

Please visit the submission site for detailed information. 

ASLA members are invited to log in to the online system using their unique ASLA ID.

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ASLA National: Update

ASLA National News: January 24, 2018

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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