What: An invitation-only party hosted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) to launch The Landscape Architect's Guide to Boston, a website that will feature 100+ historic, modern and contemporary landscapes in Greater Boston. The guide will include bicycle tours, including one of Boston's new bicycle infrastructure. It will appeal to tourists, Boston-area residents, and local and visiting landscape architects, planners and architects. It will include both desktop and mobile versions (URL is not yet live).
Who: Leading landscape architects from Boston who provided commentary and photos for the guide and City of Boston officials will be among those attending.
When: Monday, September 16, 2013 from 5:30-7:30
Where: Boston Architectural College Gallery at 951 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115
Why: Boston has long been a trendsetter when it comes to urban renewal and sustainability. Its landscape architects have played a crucial role in making the city a better place to live, starting in the late 19th century, when Frederick Law Olmsted designed the Emerald Necklace, to today's generation of landscape architects creating waterfront parks and beloved green spaces. Boston has become a "supersustainable" city in which its designed landscapes are integral to its urban fabric.
Photo Opportunity: Prominent local landscape architects who served as guides will be present and available to speak about Boston's historic and contemporary landscapes. For vivid photos of Boston's landscapes used in the guide, please contact Karen Trimbath Grajales, public relations manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 216-2371.
About the American Society of Landscape Architects
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 76 student chapters. The Society's mission is to lead, to educate and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Members of the Society use the "ASLA" suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession.