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This elk and pastoral scene is near the Estes Park Conference Center in Colorado, which will host the 2007 Design Conference. The wild life here attests to the state's open spaces, but by 2025 the state's population will triple and with it comes housing developments, environmental concerns and design challenges for landscape architects.

The Colorado ASLA Chapter (CCASLA) will hold its 2007 Design Conference Oct. 19-20 at the Estes Park Conference Center in Estes Park, Co.

The conference is titled "Toward 2025: Advancing Our Communities." This is a reference to Colorado's projected population of 6.4 million by 2025. The state's current population is only two million. Nationally, the U.S. will see about 100 million people over the next 20 years. This increase, along with other demographic, technological and environmental advancements, will certainly create interesting opportunities and challenges for landscape architects. The CCASLA conference brochure observes, "It is certain that we must continue to innovate and adapt to meet the future head-on."

Keynotes speakers include:

  • Astrid Haryati, ASLA, assistant to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's landscaping initiatives, will discuss the mayor's greening of Chicago program and lessons learned from that effort. Before joining the mayor's office, Ms. Haryati was a principal landscape architect for Teng & Associates, Inc., and serves as the chairperson of the ILASLA Education Committee.
  • Auden Schendler, LEED AP, is executive director of Aspen Skiing Company's (ASC) community and environmental responsibility. He will discuss how landscape architects can introduce clients to sustainable design ideas. ASC is one of the most sustainable mountain resorts in the U.S. Mr. Schendler also serves as executive director of the Environment Foundation and director of Aspen Sustainability Associates, a green business consulting practice. He was named a "Climate Crusader" in TIME magazine's 2006 special issue on climate change, and was also a recipient of the 2007 EPA Climate Protection Award.
  • A special guest speaker is Angela Dye, MLA, APA, ASLA's national president-elect. She will open the awards banquet. Her 10-person Phoenix, Az. firm, A Dye Design, specializes in transportation, urban design, recreation and public art-oriented projects.

You can register at For inquiries, contact Vivian Kovacs at 303 799-0028 or via

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