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Grounding the Green New Deal Summit


Following from LAF’s 2016 Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future and the resulting New Landscape Declaration and call to action, the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is delighted to share that the next LAF summit is finally here!

More than two years in the making, the summit will be a unique conversation with transformative leaders about the role of designers and how to advocate for and implement the ideas of jobs, justice, and decarbonization in the Green New Deal. The summit continues the excitement, hope, and momentum generated from the Green New Deal Superstudio.

We are very excited to hear from the all-star lineup as they explore how to bridge the gap between policy ideas and on-the-ground reality to re-envision and re-build our future. Please plan to join us for this unique and defining conversation for the discipline!

Tickets are still available to attend in person. A selection of work from the Superstudio will be on display during the event, and the summit will end with a celebratory reception. In-person attendees can earn 4.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) or 4.5 LU|HSW (AIA CES).

For those unable to join us in Washington, DC, LAF has just announced a livestream option which you can register to access for free. CEUs are not available for the livestream.


Grounding the Green New Deal: A Summit on Design, Policy, and Advocacy

Saturday, April 9, 12-5pm
National Building Museum, Washington, DC
There is an essential role for the built environment disciplines in addressing the climate crisis. Through panel discussions with leading changemakers like Bryan Lee Jr, Kate Orff, Colette Pichon Battle, Nikil Saval, Mitchell Silver, and Anne Whiston Spirn, this summit examines the intersection of policy, design, and advocacy to identify ways to accelerate action.

The summit is being presented in partnership with the National Building Museum as part of its Climate Action Weekend and Climate ABC (Action/Building/Community) program series.

The Grounding the Green New Deal Summit and Superstudio are an initiative of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) in association with the Weitzman School of Design McHarg Center, the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA).

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Barbara Deutsch, FASLA, is the CEO of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. Barbara has a diverse background in both the private and not-for-profit sector. She brings ten years of award-winning marketing experience from IBM before making a career change to become a landscape architect. This experience was influential in the development of LAF’s Landscape Performance Series strategic research initiative. Prior to LAF, Barbara served as an Associate Director for BioRegional’s OnePlanet Communities program and as Senior Director of Casey Trees in Washington, DC. Barbara earned a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia, a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington, and was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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