ASLA Releases Analysis of the Inflation Reduction Act
The American Society Of Landscape Architects Releases Analysis On The Inflation Reduction Act
Landscape architects lead the way to a climate resilient future
Today the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) released its analysis of the Inflation Reduction Act which funds $369 billion for energy security and climate change programs, many of which will be led by landscape architects.
“This bill leverages the tools landscape architects have already developed to help communities be more climate resilient and it will supercharge the development of new planning and design solutions,” said Torey Carter-Conneen, CEO of ASLA. “From equitable transportation projects in urban communities to addressing sea-level rise in coastal communities, landscape architects will take this bill from concept through design and implementation.”
The measure recognizes and funds long-standing landscape architecture approaches that address climate change -- from active transportation projects like Complete Streets and recreational trails, to nature-based solution water projects, community tree planting, ecosystem restoration, and more. Additionally, the measure makes significant strides in addressing environmental and climate justice.
ASLA announced last month it is developing its first Climate Action Plan for the U.S. landscape architecture community. The ambitious plan seeks to transform the practice of landscape architecture by 2040 through actions taken by ASLA and its members focused on climate mitigation and adaptation, ecological restoration, biodiversity, equity, and economic development. The plan will be released at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, November 11-14, 2022, in San Francisco, CA.