LCASLA Strategic Plan

Please click our new ‘Strategic Plan’ link at the top of the page to view our new, well… Strategic Plan!

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LARE (New Format) Prep Class for Sections 3 and 4 (Arlington, TX)

The University of Texas at Arlington will hold an LARE Prep Class November 9th and 10th (Section 4) and November 16th and 17th (Section 3).

For information, click here.

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2013 Green Industry Conference

EVENT:                    Green Industry Conference
DATES:                   Oct. 23-25, 2013
LOCATION:            Louisville, KY

CONTACT:              Joan Haller
TEL:                         800-395-2522

2013 Green Industry Conference (2013 GIC)

The landscape is changing and you can’t grow if you don’t show!

PLANET invites you to join thousands of landscape industry professionals for its annual Green Industry Conference (GIC) in Louisville, KY, Oct. 23–25, 2013. Held in
conjunction with GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America trade shows, GIC offers unparalleled educational and networking opportunities that will give you answers to your uncommon questions and provide strategies to help grow your business in 2014 and beyond. More details about GIC, including registration and hotel information, can be found at or by contacting PLANET at 800‐395‐2522 or

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LARE Prep Course (held at NC State, July 12-14th, 2013)

Register now for the Landscape Architecture Registration Exam preparatory course:

Section 4: Grading, Drainage & Construction Documentation

Instructor: Ray Freeman

To be held July 12-14, 2013, at the NC State University College of Design in Raleigh.

For more information, click on the link:

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Cullowhee Native Plant Conference


Cullowhee Native Plant Conference

Continuing Education credits can potentially be earned at this summer’s 30th annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference. The date for this year’s conference, which is held every July at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C., is July 17-20.

Some of the sessions at this year’s conference that would be of special interest to landscape architects include:

  • Gardening with edible natives in a sustainable landscape
  • Maintaining curb appeal with native plants
  • Creating a garden of roadside wildflowers
  • Breeding advances in Cercis candensis
  • Native sedges and sedge-like plants in the residential garden

The conference also offers tremendous networking opportunities with other landscape architects, native plant nursery owners, other professionals, academics and students. The full conference agenda is available at:, and registration has just opened.

If you have any questions about the value of the conference to landscape architects, please contact Conference Steering Committee member and Durham, N.C. landscape architect Jesse Turner. Jesse can also verify your members participation in the conference if that is needed. Jesse can be reached via email at at or by phone at (office) 919 886-4440 or (cell) 919 623-7896. His web site is:

click here for the event flyer and more info.

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LARE (New Format) Prep Class

The University of Texas at Arlington will hold an LARE Prep Class March 16th and 17th (Section 4) and March 23rd and 24th (Section 3).

For information, click here.

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New Orleans Symposium

Louisiana Chapter ASLA Members

Although at a late date, we wanted to inform you of a free symposium in New Orleans, scheduled for this Friday, November 9, and that due to the involvement of one of our faculty members, Assoc. Prof. and Graduate Coordinator, Austin Allen, the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at LSU supports and recommends your attendance.

The registration link is at, and following is a brief summary of the event:

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development, presents a Tom Dent Congo Square Symposium on Friday, Nov. 9.

Discussions in the morning will focus on how to incorporate diverse communities into recovery efforts when areas are devastated in various ways. From the Lower 9th Ward being inundated after Hurricane Katrina, to the disappearing coastline in southern Louisiana to Treme being ravaged by demolition and neglect, many communities in our region and nationally are struggling to recover from massive disruptions. We’ll discuss ways communities here and elsewhere are rising to such challenges.

In the afternoon, a series of presenters will provide the latest information on many of the real estate development projects that are either in process or under discussion in and around the historic Treme neighborhood. We’ll hear from the government officials who are leading the way, and from the developers who are investing the area. And we’ll look at how these many projects may provide jobs or other community resources.

A lunch-time discussion will look at the future of the Claiborne Corridor, the historic expanse of Claiborne Avenue. We’ll hear from some of those investing in the area, and their visions for how to revive a once-vibrant section of New Orleans.

Admission to the symposium free. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and a cocktail reception will follow. Seating is limited, so please register in advance here.

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