On Thursday 2nd May, nearly 200 landscape architects – representing 45 states and every member chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) – will head to Capitol Hill to convince lawmakers to invest in climate-resilient, sustainable infrastructure.
This year’s focus is on three specific infrastructure bills: the Restore our Parks Act (S. 500); the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act (H.R. 1497); and the Transportation Alternatives Enhancement Act (S. 1098).
Many projects vital to families and communities – i.e. parks, active transportation corridors, stormwater management systems, and sustainable outdoor spaces – would never get off the ground without federal support. The funding outlined in these bills would enable landscape architects to do their job for the public good.
This year, ASLA Advocacy Day will also have a virtual component for members who can’t make the trip to Washington, D.C.
Find out more at https://www.asla.org/advocacyday2019.aspx