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A Platform to Elevate and Connect Voices within Landscape Architecture

OUR MISSION
To record and share the stories, intentions, and impacts of emerging and established landscape architects.

WHY?
As landscape architecture's role expands to shape both physical and socioeconomic spaces, we can increase our contributions to environmental impact, social justice, and new roles yet to be seen by broadcasting the profession's diverse voices and their associated discussions.

By capturing and expanding the dialogue of important issues within our field, we aim to amplify the current and future conversations that shape the ever-evolving field of landscape architecture.

The Landscape Architecture Podcast Michael Todoran

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A Platform to Elevate and Connect Voices within Landscape Architecture

OUR MISSION
To record and share the stories, intentions, and impacts of emerging and established landscape architects.

WHY?
As landscape architecture's role expands to shape both physical and socioeconomic spaces, we can increase our contributions to environmental impact, social justice, and new roles yet to be seen by broadcasting the profession's diverse voices and their associated discussions.

By capturing and expanding the dialogue of important issues within our field, we aim to amplify the current and future conversations that shape the ever-evolving field of landscape architecture.

    ASLA: CLIMATE ACTION NOW

    ASLA: CLIMATE ACTION NOW

    http://aslaadapt.com/

    Open Letter
    To: Shawn T. Kelly, President of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), President-Elect Wendy Miller, the ASLA Executive Committee, and the ASLA Board of Trustees



    We are living through a climate crisis. This crisis has grown out of a socio-economic system that depends on the intensive extraction of the Earth’s resources, ultimately driving our planet’s life-support systems to their limits. Furthermore, we recognize that ecological breakdown and global inequality are symptoms of the same process; environmental degradation greatly overburdens those with less money, power, and resources. Although we recognize that the threat of climate change and the damage it inflicts are certainly invoked within our profession, we are concerned with how these words are acted upon. As design students deeply invested in the future of the world’s landscapes and their ability to sustain life, we have come together from across the United States to call on the ASLA to strengthen its commitment to addressing the most serious challenge of our times. While we applaud the ASLA’s recent efforts to support climate change resiliency through the Blue Ribbon Panel, we believe that now is the time for the profession to do more: to take actionable measures that follow in the footsteps of the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s recent New Landscape Declaration as well as the ASLA’s own Code of Environmental Ethics, conference proceedings, publications, and internal communications. This is not a time to be apolitical or to bargain for minimal gains. This is a time to work toward a bold vision for the future of our planet.

    We ask that the ASLA:

    1. Endorse and Help Define the Green New Deal

    We call on the ASLA to join the conversation around the Green New Deal and to advocate for the centrality of landscape architecture to its very definition. We cannot claim to take on resiliency and mitigation as a central mission without joining this key conversation. The Green New Deal offers an incredible opportunity for landscape architecture to express its values on a national legislative stage, and the legislation’s bold charges leave room for all professions to come to the table to help give it form and make it actionable. Together we should step up and call for the mobilization of public resources to transition from an economy built on exploitation to one built on dignified work and clean energy for all. The history of landscape architecture demonstrates the discipline’s long advocacy for robust public assets that ensure environmental justice, from Olmsted onward. We must reassert landscape’s ability to influence our understanding of nature’s relationship to society in this crucial political moment.



    2. Assert Our Commitment to the Public Realm

    At a time when the public realm is suffering from considerable disinvestment, the ASLA must affirm the values of social justice and public dialogue. We must actively stand against development practices that further socioeconomic inequity, such as gentrification, greenwashing, and resource consumption. Building toward this future means making hard choices: it means collectively refusing work that goes against these principles as well as promoting work that is in line with this vision. Making these decisions requires an awareness of existing policy and the power of advocacy. In order to have a seat at the tables where these conversations are taking place, landscape architects require the ASLA to advocate and be actively engaged in policy change.



    3. Advocate for Climate Science in Curricula and Licensure

    The ASLA is in a powerful position to influence how landscape architecture is taught and practiced. In order to maintain professional credibility, we need to be able to articulate how climate change affects the landscape; we must spe

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    Sahar Coston-Hardy

    Sahar Coston-Hardy

    http://larchitect.org/

    Sahar Coston-Hardy is a fine art and landscape architecture photographer focused on the social structure of race and cultural identity. Integrating portraiture, urban design, and street photography, her work investigates the relationship between place, power, and personhood.  Her recent exhibits include Back to School, which examines the social cost of school closures in her native Philadelphia, and The Im(migrant), a collaborative project intended to build bridges across diverse communities through the lens of history and movement. She is currently working on a series that combines memoir and portraiture in an extended reflection on gender, gratitude and aging.  A graduate of Tyler School of Art, Sahar’s work has been featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, and TOPOS Magazine. After a decade in the private sector, she opened her studio in 2016, where she partners with clients that include some of the nation’s leading landscape architects, designers and planners.

    • 44 min
    Jonathon Geels

    Jonathon Geels

    This episode is sponsored by http://trajanphotography.com/

    Jonathon Geels enjoys solving problems by connecting people to new ideas through design, innovation, and advocacy. Geels is passionate about improving public health, the built environment, social equality, as well as resource management and the hope to engage other professionals with the same enthusiasm.

    • 55 min
    Bryce Carnehl

    Bryce Carnehl

    This episode is sponsored by http://trajanphotography.com/

    Hunter Industries - Corporate Social Responsibility Manager (At the time of this recording)

    CSRM role overseeing annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, marketing corporate sustainability messaging to landscape industry, support sales staff, manage employee Focus 3P group, and represent Hunter during legislative meetings.

    Specification Support Manager (Current Position)

    Leading the conversation around the specification of our products for our residential, commercial, golf, and lighting design customers. Working with teams and departments throughout our organization to build the tools and services our customers need complete design jobs quickly and accurately while growing their business.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Part 2 Gage Couch and Rebecca Bradley

    Part 2 Gage Couch and Rebecca Bradley

    Cadence is a Landscape Architecture practice focused on connecting physical and social landscapes. Our projects span the realms of design, science, art and community. Our motivation stems from a shared desire to bring forward thinking design to our clients. We craft spaces and orchestrate experiences, our canvas is the outdoors. We design with a conscious regard for nature, our clients and our community.

    Gage Couch has practiced landscape architecture in South Florida since 2005, working throughout the US Gulf South, the Caribbean Islands, the UAE and Asia. He serves as Co-Founder and Design Principal, applying a hands-on approach to both design and construction methods. Gage holds a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture degree from Clemson University and study abroad experience from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. Spending the beginning of his career at EDSA, Gage interacted at various levels of design and was heavily involved in the Construction Administration process for community development and resort projects. He is most inspired by the design process, often overseeing a project from inception to final completion. Gage exhibits a respect for nature, a strong attention to detail and a dedication to sustainable solutions to his clients.

    Rebecca Bradley is Co-Founder and Design Principal of Cadence. Since it’s inception in 2010, she has worked alongside business partner, Gage Couch, to direct and manage all the firms day-to-day operations as well as lead projects through the entire design process. Rebecca is responsible for overseeing business development, community engagement, and strategic planning for the firm. She has practiced Landscape Architecture in South Florida for 18 years and is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of Florida and Louisiana. Rebecca is a BLA graduate of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture and spent the early years of her career with EDSA. Over the years, Rebecca’s travel and project endeavors have taken her around the globe and across various market sectors including urban redevelopment, hospitality, campus, and healthcare design. With each project endeavor, whether in the public or private sector, she seeks to listen to her clients, render careful attention to design details and provide an energetic vibe to keep innovation afloat. She takes great pride in creating meaningful places for people to enjoy. Cadence has built a reputation in the South Florida design and development industry for its ability to educate the community on the social and environmental benefits of Landscape Architecture.

    http://larchitect.org/

    • 34 min
    Gage Couch and Rebecca Bradley Part 1

    Gage Couch and Rebecca Bradley Part 1

    Cadence is a Landscape Architecture practice focused on connecting physical and social landscapes. Our projects span the realms of design, science, art and community. Our motivation stems from a shared desire to bring forward thinking design to our clients. We craft spaces and orchestrate experiences, our canvas is the outdoors. We design with a conscious regard for nature, our clients and our community.

    Gage Couch has practiced landscape architecture in South Florida since 2005, working throughout the US Gulf South, the Caribbean Islands, the UAE and Asia. He serves as Co-Founder and Design Principal, applying a hands-on approach to both design and construction methods. Gage holds a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture degree from Clemson University and study abroad experience from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. Spending the beginning of his career at EDSA, Gage interacted at various levels of design and was heavily involved in the Construction Administration process for community development and resort projects. He is most inspired by the design process, often overseeing a project from inception to final completion. Gage exhibits a respect for nature, a strong attention to detail and a dedication to sustainable solutions to his clients.

    Rebecca Bradley is Co-Founder and Design Principal of Cadence. Since it’s inception in 2010, she has worked alongside business partner, Gage Couch, to direct and manage all the firms day-to-day operations as well as lead projects through the entire design process. Rebecca is responsible for overseeing business development, community engagement, and strategic planning for the firm. She has practiced Landscape Architecture in South Florida for 18 years and is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of Florida and Louisiana. Rebecca is a BLA graduate of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture and spent the early years of her career with EDSA. Over the years, Rebecca’s travel and project endeavors have taken her around the globe and across various market sectors including urban redevelopment, hospitality, campus, and healthcare design. With each project endeavor, whether in the public or private sector, she seeks to listen to her clients, render careful attention to design details and provide an energetic vibe to keep innovation afloat. She takes great pride in creating meaningful places for people to enjoy. Cadence has built a reputation in the South Florida design and development industry for its ability to educate the community on the social and environmental benefits of Landscape Architecture.

    http://larchitect.org/

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

landielizard214 ,

Love the podcast, lose the guitar plz

First of all I love this podcast. I am very glad that landscape architecture has a podcast presence and I appreciate all the work that goes into it.

However, the slow guitar intro and outro on some of the recent episodes is driving me crazy! I don’t think it fits the vibe at all. Every time I hear it I impulsively want to turn it off.

I’m still gonna give five stars because I like the podcast, but please reconsider the music!

Minkastudio ,

Thoughtful and meaningful conversations.

It is great to hear conversations with people that care about the world in an actionable way. The focus of these conversations may be broad or narrow, but always stimulating. The discipline of Landscape Architecture just may be emerging into the idea that there is only one landscape. Keep at it!

joee12142 ,

Introductions and advertising takes more time than actual content.

Introductions and advertising takes more time than actual content.

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