COP26 Communiqué Signatory: 

American Society of Landscape Architects

Through advocacy and project work, landscape architects engage with communities to help them adapt to the impacts of a changing climate and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Landscape architects plan and design walkable, transit-oriented urban environments with safe, active transportation systems that reduce reliance on cars. They design green infrastructure that improves water quality, manages flooding, and reduces dangerously high urban temperatures. They increase community health and resilience by planning and designing sites, communities, and regions in concert with natural systems.

The diversity and scale of projects in landscape architecture is vast. Landscape architects are uniquely qualified to design vibrant, resilient, equitable, and just communities for all through their education in environmental and social sciences and the use of cutting-edge technologies. Landscape architects join together with other planning, architecture, engineering, and ecology professionals and allied organizations to call for more ambitious climate action on the part of local, state, and national governments.

Explore case studies that demonstrate how landscape architects design smart solutions to climate change.

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