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Landscape Communications Inc., published the first issue of Landscape Architect and Specifier News (LASN) in July 1985. This publication is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed, built or influenced by registered Landscape Architects worldwide.



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LASN provides landscape architects timely information on sustainable design, parks, school and campus design, city planning, water management, hardscapes, custom residential and other topics pertinent to the profession. If you or your firm designed an innovative project, we'd love to showcase it in LASN. With the largest, most qualified reach and readership in the industry, LASN's national circulation is 32,100 with a total readership of over 90,000. Please click on the links below for detailed information on submitting editorial materials.


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Month Cover Theme Bonus Distribution Product Focus

January Sustainable Design
Sustainable design seeks to work with nature and negate environmental impacts, while reducing consumption of nonrenewable resources, minimizing waste and all the while creating healthy, productive environments. Water-efficient landscapes, "green infrastructure" and recycled materials are some of the phrases commonly associated with these designs.
International Builder's Show Sustainable Design

February Hardscapes
Hardscape materials and designs can give a residence, a town plaza, a streetscape or campus a special identity, as well as offer stormwater management.
IECA Show Paving Materials

March Parks
By maximizing use of limited green space and providing play areas for children, landscape architects continue to foster Olmsted's idea that "every community should have a park at its heart."
FenceTech Landscape Perimeters: Fencing, Walls & Gates

April Lighting
How a landscape architecture design looks at night is not only about safety, but also aesthetics and energy savings. Use of decorative poles, shielded luminaries, uplighting, downlighting, spot, façade, path and step lighting fixtures and bollard lighting are just some of the options to enhance a site's night environment.
LightFair International Lighting Products

May Annual Specifier's Guide
LASN's annual showcase of products in 10 categories is the reference landscape architects consult when specifying their latest projects.

June School & Campus Design
LASN will feature school landscape designs at all levels of education - elementary, middle school, high school and college and university, plus engaging landscapes of corporate campuses.
Play Structures & Safety Surfacing

July Water Features
Water is often an integral and complementary element in landscape designs, including the use of decorative fountains, pools, spas, ponds, streams and waterfalls.
TNLA Fire & Decorative Water Features

August Streetscapes
(Special Section: Advertiser Q&A)
This issue focuses on multi-modal and pedestrian-friendly designs, enhancing traffic flow and attracting people to city and town areas to foster economic growth. The designs of landscape architects and the use of site amenities are crucial to their success.
  Area/Street Lighting

September NRPA Show Issue: Playgrounds
LASN showcases the latest innovative playground designs for schools and parks. Accessible play for children of all abilities continues to grow, as does inventive, thematic design.
NRPA Show Playgrounds

October Amusement Parks & Zoos
From entry monumentation and parking lot design to exhibit design and attractions, the landscape, pathways, lighting, sound systems and furniture are often the results of a landscape architects designs. Add in the fact that LASN also reaches most major theme parks and zoos in the nation and the October Amusement Park and Zoo issue is a must for your 2019 schedule.
IAAPA Open

November LASN's ASLA Show Issue/Firms of San Diego
This year our popular annual issue featuring the project work of regional landscape architecture firms focuses on those firms either based in or with offices in and around San Diego
Double Show Issue!!!!
ASLA Show
IA
Open

December Yearbook / Forecast 2020
The Yearbook issue is dedicated to the issues, events and activities of the national and state landscape associations in 2019, including ASLA State Chapter reports. LASN also presents the economic forecast as it relates to the industry. This is an indispensable issue and is perfect to kick off your 2020 promotional campaigns.
Best of the Year


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