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September 17, 12:30-1:30pm

1.0 PDH pending.

We’re joining with the Maryland Chapter to celebrate Park(ing) Day virtually this year, with a webinar on September 17.

Some of the questions to be explored include:

  • How do temporary park spaces in urban districts bring relief to businesses, residents, and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How can government agencies, local partners, and design firms get involved with the design, implementation, and management of relief zones and pop up parks?
  • What have been some of the most successful pieces of urban pop up parks? What are some tweaks and changes that needed to be made once the parks were installed?

Free registration here.


DesignDC is now virtual!

September 21-22

Registration closes September 16!

  • Earn 10 learning units live and another 30 in on demand content.
  • Access on demand courses for three months following  the live conference. 
  • Interact with exhibitors and earn prizes.
  • Connect with other professionals in the AEC industry through presentations and networking.
  • Learn from experts about climate change, equity, and design.

Only $135 for ASLA, AIA, and APA members!  Details and registration here.


Licensure Updates: Virginia & DC

September 24, 2-3pm

This Members-Only webinar will update Potomac and Virginia ASLA members on licensure matters in Virginia & DC.

Licensure is under threat in Virginia. Learn how you can help fight the threat of deregulation from Rob McGinnis, PLA, FASLA, BPOR Study Response Team Coordinator and Government Affairs Committee member, Virginia ASLA.

Potomac Chapter ASLA Advocacy Chair, Bob Alter, ASLA, will share the latest news from DC’s Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture and discuss some of the challenges members have had with the licensure application process.

You’ll have time to ask questions and share your thoughts.

Click here for your free registrationBecause this is a member benefit, the webinar is only open to Potomac, Virginia, and Student ASLA members.

The National Mall Tidal Basin, a cherished part of “America’s Front Yard,” links its historic assets to the American ideal they collectively represent: freedom, democracy, and international cooperation. This complex cultural landscape features memorials to Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as well as famous cherry trees that blossom each spring.

But this American icon is under threat.

Due to rising sea levels, the silt and water of the Potomac Flats make the Tidal Basin unstable; the conditions they create compromise both historic resources and visitors’ experiences. Each day at high tide, water floods the sidewalks surrounding the Tidal Basin, making them impassable and compromising the roots of the cherry trees.

Click here to learn more and sign the pledge.