USC is hosting an interesting conference next year called Landscape Architecture as Necessity. It is a fascinating organizing committee with some great potential speakers. Considering the tremendously important drought conditions under which California is suffering, the role of LAs as masters of remediation and stewards of resources is truly necessary today. Personally, I would also like to see more on their role in shaping the health of the public as we see continued growing recognition of the role of the built environment as a health factor.
Abstracts are due soon.