Blog Pick :: The Field


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By Alyce Packard, BID Candidate

The Field is a blog managed by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Professional Practice Networks (PPNs) and it was created to give ASLA members a place to trade information and learn about current work and research. The Field is a great place for students and faculty to post research work. They can then share their thoughts about the research work or recent happenings.

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This is a submission from a graduate student, where The Field does a really nice job of featuring him. They wrote an article about him, including his past education and hobbies, included his picture, and put a link to his full research paper at the bottom. They even give a little insight into the subject that he will be covering so that we're better educated before we read his paper. At the very bottom of the page they have a "Leave a reply" option where you can leave some comments that could spark a discussion. 
 
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This is another example of student work that was posted on the blog. In this article, the two graduate students describe a community service project that they designed. Like the first one it has the spot at the bottom where you can leave a comment. It has a list of all of their research references and the places where they took their pictures. It also has a link at the bottom showing where you find even more information about the project. 

This blog is accessible to all but you have to be a member of ASLA to submit postings and if you're a student you'll get a reduced fee for a national membership. To check out The Field's submission guidelines click here.