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Peter Franz commented on Ernest Wong's blog post 'Landscape Architects and Civic Engagement: Time to Walk the Walk'
"Like anything, people get out of their interst as much as they put into it. Not everyone desires to be in a leadership role nor might their personality suit them to be in the forefront. Landscape Architects like to see themselves as a type of…"
May 9
Jasmine Davis commented on Ernest Wong's blog post 'Landscape Architects and Civic Engagement: Time to Walk the Walk'
"Thanks so much for your reply, I actually found the information super helpful and have shared your comments with a friend! I'll definitely keep everything you've mentioned in mind, especially looking at firms and the different kinds of…"
Apr 28
J. Robert Wainner commented on Ernest Wong's blog post 'Landscape Architects and Civic Engagement: Time to Walk the Walk'
"Hello again Jasmie; Yes, I know, I get a bit cynical....esp. when it comes to the MANY University Liberal Professors...and their "liberal agendas".  Even way back when I was an LA student (74 thru 77)....I only had to spend 3 yrs. @…"
Apr 20
Jasmine Davis commented on Ernest Wong's blog post 'Landscape Architects and Civic Engagement: Time to Walk the Walk'
"Hmm... although I find your view a tad (just a tad!) cynical, I do have to agree with you regarding the fact that we're not being taught real-world design solutions... although my professors are barely talking about the sustainability measures…"
Apr 18
J. Robert Wainner commented on Ernest Wong's blog post 'Landscape Architects and Civic Engagement: Time to Walk the Walk'
"Jasmine; I just have a few comments.  Though I don't quite share your enthusiasm for this article...I think it was written with the best intentions.   I did some research about University Professors....and found that close to 90% of…"
Apr 17
Jasmine Davis commented on Ernest Wong's blog post 'Landscape Architects and Civic Engagement: Time to Walk the Walk'
"I really enjoyed this post and I totally agree with you; I think now more than ever we need to advocate for the importance of our profession. I'll give that article you mentioned a read, but do you personally have any thoughts as to how we can…"
Apr 17
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Landscape Architects and Civic Engagement: Time to Walk the Walk

We live in a precarious time. Unprecedented some might say, where every day we have no idea which way our government is moving. Even the lifelong politicians (as well as the newbies) are confused by this uncertainty and lack of direction. I can’t recall a time where there was such uneasiness with our policies, funding, and dysfunction of both major political parties. All…See More
Apr 8
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Landscape Architects and Civic Engagement: Time to Walk the Walk

We live in a precarious time. Unprecedented some might say, where every day we have no idea which way our government is moving. Even the lifelong politicians (as well as the newbies) are confused by this uncertainty and lack of direction. I can’t recall a time where there was such uneasiness with our policies, funding, and dysfunction of both major political parties. All…See More
Apr 7

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The founding Principal of site design group, ltd., Ernest C. Wong has been instrumental in the success of the landscape architecture profession in the city of Chicago. Under Wong’s leadership the firm has gained a reputation for creative design, thoughtful and beautifully detailed urban spaces, and improving the quality of life in urban neighborhoods. An advocate of contextual urban spaces, Ernie has directed award-winning projects including the acclaimed Mary Bartelme Park, Henry Palmisano Park (Stearns Quarry) and Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chicago.

Mr. Wong is a Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects, a member of the American Planning Association, Urban Land Institute and Lambda Alpha International for the Advancement of Land Economics. Mr. Wong’s commitment to civic leadership is unwavering. Appointed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual, he is currently a Commissioner on the Chicago Landmarks Commission and the Commission on Cultural Affairs. His non-profit leadership is exemplified by his Board service for the Chinese American Service League, Student Conservation Association, YWCA Chicago and the Near South Planning Board. Professional juries include the Driehaus Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design and the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Newhouse Awards.

Invited speaker at national conferences include the Student Conservation Association in Washington DC, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and numerous sustainability conferences. Wong taught studios at the University of Illinois and the Illinois Institute of Technology. Under Ernie’s leadership, site design group's innovative urban spaces provide sustainable solutions and economic development, leading the design community towards shaping our future cities. Mr. Wong was named the Chicago Tribune's “2010 Chicagoan of the Year”, 2012 Friends of the Parks honoree, and was inducted into the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2013.
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Landscape Architects and Civic Engagement: Time to Walk the Walk

We live in a precarious time. Unprecedented some might say, where every day we have no idea which way our government is moving. Even the lifelong politicians (as well as the newbies) are confused by this uncertainty and lack of direction. I can’t recall a time where there was such uneasiness with our…

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