This Week In Landscape | 13 April 2014

Discover a Career in Landscape Architecture | Dirt | ASLA
The American Society of Landscape Architects has launched a new Career Discovery web site to help young people explore the profession of landscape architecture.

Life in the Urban Forest | Michelle Sutton | Chronogram.com
“Urban forestry gives us tools to analyze a site and then match the right tree to the particular conditions of that site. It asks, what are the toughest tree species for these stressful conditions? …”

The profession understands the value of landscape but it needs to get its message across and learn to lead | Landscape Institute
“The sixth and last in the current series of Landscape Futures debates acted as a rallying cry for the profession, with both the main speaker and the two respondents calling for the profession to make its voice heard and spread the message of the importance of landscape and the difference that landscape professionals can make.”

Diana Balmori landscapes show how Cleveland could become greener, healthier and more beautiful | Cleveland.com
Cities increasingly are turning to landscape architects to solve big problems with ecological methods and aesthetic sensibilities that lie beyond the scope of other design professions.

Mapping program helps cities see money saved by planting trees | Yale e360
New open-source software is helping cities better understand the benefits trees provide by calculating the value of the trees’ ecosystem services, such as air quality improvements and CO2 storage.

HCM City to build 30 lakes to control floods | Eco Business
HCMC will soon develop 30 lakes in suburban areas and hundreds of others in inner-city areas to hold rainwater in a move to effectively control severe floods, the city flood control center has announced.

Festival of Landscape Architecture Creative Directors Appointed | AILA
‘Forecast Festival is about taking a survey of our professional terrain. It’s about seeking out the diverse ways that landscape architecture professionals are optimising the strategic and collaborative capacity of their practice.’