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COVID-19 Resources for ASLA Hawaii Members

Aloha ASLA Hawaii members and our larger landscape architecture community:

We know you've all received too many emails, so we've resisted doing this, but we think there are some who can benefit from these helpful resources available in this difficult time. As the coronavirus and social distancing force landscape architects -- and everyone -- to work remotely, we are continuing to compile resources to help.

Have something that should be included? Please email us! We hope you’re staying safe and healthy at home! Please reach out to us if we can do anything to help and we'll do our best to share with our membership. And thanks! How can we help you? How can our community support each other? Please be in touch with questions, suggestions, and additional items that should be included here: Thank you.

The need for landscapes that perform, heal, and inspire is essential to individual health, and to society overall.Thank you for the work that you do. We are grateful to be part of your community.

With thanks,

Your ASLA Hawaii Executive Committee



Article How to Have More Meaningful and Effective Virtual Meetings, by Mia Scharphie, the landscape architecture-trained change agent and founder of Build Yourself Workshop. (Mia has worked remotely and has coached professionally for years. Her blog includes additional resources.)


An Architects Guide to Virtual Practice, by the AIA Trust.



The US Small Business Association is offering Coronovirus Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources. Hawaii businesses are eligible to apply for loan assistance.


The US Small Business Administration approved a certification request submitted by Gov. David Ige, clearing the way for Hawai‘i small businesses to participate in the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Program. SBA DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM:

Hawaii Small Business Development Center


Most recent news digest from the State including restrictions and basic data on Covid-19 cases being monitored among Hawaii Residents:

Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority Board Approves GEMS Loan Deferrals:

University of Hawaii News:

Resources for Non-Profits in Hawaii:

Resources from the Military in Hawaii:

Hawaii Children’s Action Network Resources:


Author and illustrator Mo Willems is posting daily interactive video sessions: Lunch Doodles with Mo

WBUR: Entertaining Your Kids at Home While Social Distancing, including links to more activity suggestions.

ASLA Discover Landscape Architecture Activity Books for kids and for teens, in English and in Spanish, are available for free download.

Green Trees and Sam, by Shannon Gapp, can be read online for free.

For older kids (& grownups!), the Cooper-Hewitt offers videos of interviews with designers in every field — landscape architects and a whole lot more — as well as public programs and behind-the-scenes stories, while their video-based Design Dictionary provides an insider’s view of different creative techniques. One can also explore the collection.

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