Water and Stormwater Management  

Economic vitality, homeland security, quality of life, and natural ecosystems all rely on ample, clean water. Landscape architects help communities large and small manage their stormwater with innovative green infrastructure solutions, such as green roofs, rain gardens, bioswales, and pervious pavements. Join ASLA in urging our policymakers to support strategies that reduce stormwater runoff and improve our nation’s water supply.

http://www.asla.org/waterandstormwater.aspx

Transportation Planning and Design  

Landscape architects help communities by designing multi-use transportation corridors that accommodate all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, people with disabilities, and people who use public transportation. These multi-use transportation systems reduce reliance on a single-use automotive transport, which in turn reduces traffic, improves air quality, and promotes a sustainable way of life. Join ASLA in urging our policymakers to support transportation for all.

http://www.asla.org/transportation.aspx

Community Design and Development  

ASLA actively encourages communities to create or improve access to places that enable physical activity,including parks, recreational facilities, bicycle paths, walking trails, and sidewalks. Join ASLA in pushing for more places that are made to make you move.

http://www.asla.org/community.aspx

Small Business Growth and Development  

As America continues to recover from the worst economic recession in nearly a century, many landscape architecture firms are working to develop and grow their businesses. Implementing policies that allow landscape architecture firms and other small businesses to thrive is paramount to achieving a sound economic recovery. ASLA works with policymakers to remove the obstacles facing small businesses, so more landscape architects can plan and design more places that create jobs, foster sustainable economic development, and offer healthier lifestyles. 

http://www.asla.org/smallbusiness.aspx

Landscape Architect Licensure  

All 50 states have recognized that regulation of landscape architecture is necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. The practice of landscape architecture should keep the public safe from hazards, protect and maximize the use of natural systems and resources, and prevent damage to public or private property from changes in the built environment. The education, experience, and examination required to earn a license ensures that licensed landscape architects can effectively protect the public and our communities from harm.

http://www.asla.org/licensureadvocacy.aspx