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News we dig from the world of landscape architecture and beyond.

Oct 16
X Marks the Spot for the 11th Street Bridge Park : 11th Street Bridge Park / All images by OLIN and OMA Landscape architecture firm OLIN and architecture firm OMA were announced as the winners of a national design competition to create a 900-foot-long... - The Dirt
Oct 14
Modern Sukkah Design Competitions Reimagine Ancient Shelters : Curly willow, myrtle, and palm fronds in the “Tension Release” sukkah, Sukkot at the Ranch 2014 / Yoshi Silverstein “On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the harves... - The Dirt
Oct 14
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (October 1–15) : Downspout leads to a rain garden at Mary Myer’s house / Rob Cardillo. The New York Times One Woman’s Pipe Dream The New York Times, 10/9/14 “Mary E.... - The Dirt
Oct 13
Line Ramstad’s Democracy Through Design : “Do no harm.” These are the words echoed again and again by Line Ramstad, the Norwegian-born designer who since 2009 has lived and worked in a refugee camp in a disputed zone near the border of Thaila... - The Dirt
Oct 7
Introducing the Landscape Architect’s Guide to Portland, Oregon : Pioneer Courthouse Square / Kenneth Helphand, FASLA Portland, Oregon, is more than a trendy place to visit—it has long been ahead of the curve on urban design and sustainability, thanks to smart leade... - The Dirt
Oct 5
Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (September 15–30) : Metro’s Union Station / Metro via The Los Angeles Times. Homeless Welcome in San Jose’s Latest St.... - The Dirt
Oct 2
Yard Meets Garden in High Line Phase 3 : High Line Phase 3 / All photos by Allan Pollok-Morris Getting to know the High Line in New York City over the last year, it has been lovely to discover the back story: the heroic efforts involved in s... - The Dirt
Oct 1
The New Sharing Economy : Participant of Peerby, and the new sharing economy, in the Netherlands / Consumentenbond “We are still making and selling too much stuff,” said James Slezak, the founder of Peers, a sharing economy ad... - The Dirt
Oct 1
How to Combat Gentrification : Green Village Building in Chicago / Blacks in Green (BIG) Equitable urban revitalization means new development doesn’t displace existing communities.... - The Dirt
Sep 29
ASLA Announces 2014 Student Awards : ASLA Student Analysis & Planning Award of Excellence. Meridian of Fertility.... - The Dirt
Sep 29
ASLA Announces 2014 Professional Awards : ASLA 2014 Professional General Design Award of Excellence. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus.... - The Dirt
Sep 26
Brilliant Idea: The Green Benefits District : Dogpatch Arts Plaza / CMG Landscape Architecture Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?... - The Dirt
Sep 26
Is Urban Revitalization Without Gentrification Possible? : Barry Farm / The Huffington Post Cities are the place to be these days, which means big changes for the historic communities that have populated the urban cores.... - The Dirt
Sep 26
Along Norway’s Tourist Route, Landscape Architecture Expands Our Narrow Focus : Stegastein / Johanna Hoffman Regardless of how beautiful or strange a landscape is, we’ve all done it.... - The Dirt
Sep 24
Pressure Builds on World Leaders to Act on Climate Change : In the wake of the world’s largest global protest on climate change — with some 300,000 people marching in New York City this past weekend and another 300,000 more marching in 2,000 locations across t... - The Dirt
Sep 23
Design Competition: National Parks Now : Eel Creek Boardwalk leading to salt marshes and the Long Island Sound, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Oyster Bay, NY. In the era of ubiquitous technology and low attention spans, how can we resh... - The Dirt