This from Susan Erickson, Chair of the ASLA Healthcare and Therapeutic Design Professional Practice Network. If you are a member of that group (and maybe even if you’re not – worth contacting Susan about if you’re interested), please consider submitting an article for the next newsletter. Great way to share information, get exposure, and connect with like-minded colleagues.
We’ve had some great discussions here, and some good submissions, including Brice’s Bradley’s most recent one on therapeutic gardens in AZ, so go for it!
I hope you will all join me in agreeing that our last newsletter, released a few months ago, was quite stimulating. Newsletter editor Sally Shute did a great job of putting together the newsletter. Kudos to Sally –and thanks as well because she has volunteered to continue as editor for our next newsletter.
The newsletter is as successful as we, the PPN members, make it. Consider this your invitation/request/plea for articles for the next newsletter. Articles can be short or long. Have you been involved in a project that would be interesting to others? Have you read a relevant book that you would care to review? Have you visited a place that seemed particularly well-designed? These would all be potential material for a newsletter article.
Speaking from experience, I can say that Sally is an excellent editor, amateur writing is OK—Sally’s expert editing makes us all sound good on paper.
Best springtime regards,
M. Susan Erickson, ASLA
PLaCE Program Coordinator
326 College of Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011