INASLA in partnership with the Cultural Landscape Committee of Indiana Landmarks is developing a short video tribute to Claire Bennett, a trailblazer landscape architect in Indiana. The video celebrates her landscape architecture legacy and contributions to ASLA, the profession and the community.
After years in development, a rule was drafted several years ago by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) that would ban the sale in Indiana of highly invasive plants (as identified by the Indiana Invasive Plant Advisory Committee and submitted to the Indiana Invasive Species Council). The rule was submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review where it languished. Finally, this past July it was presented to the Natural Resources Commission which gave its approval.
The next step in the arduous rule making process is a public comment period which is now in place. It will conclude with a public hearing on December 20. A statement of support for the Rule will be given on behalf of INASLA at that hearing by chapter Trustee, David Gorden.
ASLA has made the recruitment of young people into the profession of landscape architecture a major priority and encourages its members to be a part of its efforts. As the demand for landscape architectural services increases, enrollment in landscape architecture programs is not keeping pace.
An exciting program all landscape architects can become involved in that takes on this challenge is the ACE Mentor Program.
AS A GROWING NUMBER of local businesses, community organizations, residents, architects and urban planners call on INDOT to rethink its plans to rebuild I-65/70 through downtown Indianapolis, it appears that INDOT is poised to move ahead rapidly, starting with reconstruction of the North Split.