ASLA released a comprehensive set of policy recommendations for the new Biden-Harris administration titled “Landscape Architects Design Vibrant, Resilient, and Just Communities for All – Recommendations for the Biden-Harris Administration.”
The report makes specific, actionable policy recommendations in four major areas:
- Applying STEM-related design principles to protect communities.
- Addressing climate change through sustainable, resilient design.
- Supporting green community infrastructure solutions.
- Promoting racial, social, and environmental justice in design.
ASLA’s recommendations are supported by other organizations in the industry, including the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF).
“Our climate is in crisis. Social and racial injustice issues continue to go unaddressed. The pandemic is forcing us to rethink public space,” said Torey Carter-Conneen, CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). “Landscape architects aren’t just designing resilient, sustainable solutions for all these problems – they’re designing the public policies necessary to support that vital work.”
ASLA and our partners look forward to working with the Biden-Harris administration and the new Congress on implementing these policy recommendations that will lead to vibrant, resilient and just communities across the nation.
View the full report at www.asla.org/BidenRecommendations [pdf]