About BlackLAN

The Black Landscape Architects Network (BlackLAN) supports Black landscape architecture students and professionals.

The History of BlackLAN

The History of BlackLAN

The Black Landscape Architects Network (BlackLAN) supports Black landscape architecture students and professionals in an effort to raise visibility and encourage Black youth to join the profession.

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1975
Brochure:  Landscape Architecture: A Profession designed for Minorities - Prepared by ASLA Minority Recruitment Task Force
FEB 1992
Landscape Architecture Magazine, African Americans in Landscape Architecture
APR 1994
African American Landscape Architecture Symposium North Carolina A&T University - Webb Hall - Greensboro, NC
JAn 2008
Landscape Architecture in Africa: Summary Report, Prepared by the International Federation of Landscape Architecture (IFLA) 2008 Forum, Editor: James Taylor
DEC 2009
Landscape Architecture Magazine, “A historically black university Connects urban ecology and social justice,” by Frank Edgerton Martin
SEP 2010
Summit: Blacks in Landscape Architecture:  The Next Generation, Howard University, Mackey Architecture Building, Washington DC
2012
Established the Black Landscape Architects Network LinkedIn social media site specifically for landscape architects who identify as Black or have African ancestry.
OCT 2018
First Black Landscape Architects Network Luncheon, Philadelphia PA - American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) National Conference
AUG 2019
First Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia Area Black Landscape Architects Mixer - Hosted by American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), National ASLA Headquarters, Washington DC
NOV 2019
Second Black Landscape Architects Network Luncheon, San Diego, CA - American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) National Conference
JUN 2020
First Black Landscape Architects Network Newsletter Launched
JUN 2020
Black Landscape Architects Network (BlackLAN) incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

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Student Council

A Student Council working to represent and expand the community of all Black Landscape Architecture Network Students.

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BlackLAN Strategic Plan

The BlackLAN 2021-2025 Strategic Plan offers a roadmap for organizations and its long-range sustainability.

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