Green Solutions For A Blue Planet: The ASLA 2006 Conference
From October 6-10, the American Society of Landscape Architects and the International Federation of Landscape Architects convened for their first joint conference. Environmental sustainability and the sustainability of the profession itself were major topics of discussion.
The ASLA 2006 Conference and IFLA World Congress, titled "Green Solutions For A Blue Planet" featured speakers such as Jean-Michel Cousteau, the son of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, and Kongjian Yu, Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of Landscape Architecture at Peking University and founder of the firm Turenscape.
Read more about the conference's overarching theme of the importance of both environmental and cultural sustainability.
Read more about the speeches of Cousteau and Yu and the advice they offer to the field of landscape architecture.
Event coverage is provided by Master of Landscape Architecture students Patrick L. Peterson of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Jamie Tschida of the University of Minnesota. The conference took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 6-10.