“The beauty of America has sustained our spirit and has enlarged our vision. We must act now to protect this heritage,” President Lyndon Johnson said in 1965. The environmental quality valued most has the least legal protection. Session addresses scenic legislation, preserving sense of place, and bridging scenic protection with property rights.
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Understand the benefits people derive from experiencing scenic beauty in their everyday lives and surroundings, and the ways landscape architects can advocate for scenic resource conservation. 2. Explore the multiple but scattered and ineffective sources of scenic law, and the theoretical argument why it is inappropriate for the law to consider scenic values. 3. Learn about Scenic America’s mission to enlighten federal, state and local policymakers. 4. Learn from the National Park Service’s successful collaborations drawing private property owners into the scenic protection arena.
Terrence DeWan, FASLA; John C.. Nagle; Mark Falzone; Paul Kenney;
American Society of Landscape Architects