Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2018

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80 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 6 0 1 NRPA Grants for Green Infrastructure Projects To support green stormwater infrastructure projects in parks, the NRPA's Great Urban Parks Campaign is offering funding to 10-12 communities around the U.S. Provided by the JPB Foundation, the funding for the campaign totals about $2 million and seeks to support plans that provide "best practices, effective models and geographic representation of green stormwater infrastructure in parks." Through these projects, the campaign hopes that the communities will improve environmentally and socially. Rebecca Wickline, NRPA senior vice president of partnerships, stated, "As communities grapple with the adverse effects of climate change, nature-based solutions, such as green stormwater infrastructure in parks, are becoming increasingly important." For more information about the Great Urban Parks Campaign, visit https:// tinyurl.com/y8lscxzs . LAF Now Accepting Fellowship Applications LAF's $25,000 year-long fellowship provides the chance for mid-career and senior-level landscape architects to "explore, research, develop, and test big ideas" that will positively impact the landscape architectural profession. The Landscape Architecture Foundation is accepting applications for its LAF Fellowship Innovation and Leadership program for the 2019-2020 period. Since its launch two years ago, the fellowship has supported innovation, leadership and mentorship in landscape architecture by providing the opportunity for selected professionals to put their proposals into action. To be eligible, you must have at least six years of professional experience in the field of landscape architecture and commit to your proposed project for approximately three-months time. Three to four fellowships are awarded each year based on their project proposals. Those who are selected as Fellows must also take part in residencies in Washington D.C., and attend monthly conference calls. During that time, the cohort and three emerging professionals from LAF's Olmsted Scholars Program build leadership skills and participate in critical discussions. Projects can include: • Theoretical or historical investigations • Product or program development • New practice or service models • Built work • Activities that create knowledge and empower the field of landscape architecture The deadline to submit applications materials is September 15, 2018. Fellows will be announced on January 2019. For more information, visit: www. lafoundation.org/laf-fellowship

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