Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Grounding the Green New Deal: A Summit on Design, Policy, and Advocacy

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

LAF Summit

On April 9 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) and partners are hosting a summit featuring a range of influential leaders working on issues of climate and equity. Tickets are available to attend in-person. The event will also be broadcast as a livestream.

Addressing the climate crisis will require an unprecedented scale, scope, and pace of physical landscape transformation. There is an essential role for the built environment disciplines to play in reimagining this future and translating the goals of decarbonization, jobs, and justice into on-the-ground practices and built works. Through panel discussions with leading changemakers, this summit examines the intersection of policy, design, and advocacy to identify ways to accelerate individual and collective actions to effect change.

The summit builds from the Green New Deal Superstudio, a year-long open call which attracted the participation of more than 3,000 students and practitioners in the built environment disciplines. Some 670 design and planning projects were submitted to give form to the goals of the movement-led vision, and a select set will be on display during the event.

Event Details

April 9, 12-5pm EDT
National Building Museum,
401 F St NW, Washington, DC

In-person attendees gain access to a post-summit reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres and can earn 4.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) or 4.5 LU|HSW (AIA CES).

The summit will also be broadcast in real time, accessible from any device with an internet connection. Attendees should register for free access to the livestream.

Speakers and panelists include:
• Bryan Lee Jr., Colloquate
• Kate Orff, Columbia Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes
• Colette Pichon Battle, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy
• Nikil Saval, Pennsylvania State Senate
• Mitchell Silver, McAdams
• Anne Whiston Spirn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

More information about the event and tickets is at:\GNDsummit

The summit is being presented in partnership with the National Building Museum as part of its Climate Action Weekend and Climate ABC (Action/Building/Community) program series. The Museum is presenting a family and community event the following day on April 10, Planet Curious – A World of Climate Curiosity, which is open to the public, free of charge.

The Grounding the Green New Deal Summit and Superstudio are an initiative of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) in association with the Weitzman School of Design McHarg Center, the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA).

About the Landscape Architecture Foundation
The Landscape Architecture Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC. Established in 1966, LAF invests in research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives to increase the influence and impact of landscape architects to create a more sustainable, just, and resilient future.