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Oct 22
Klyde Warren Park Wins Open Space Award : Klyde Warren Park / Thomas McConnel Klyde Warren Park in Houston, Texas, won the Urban Land Institute’s 2014 Open Space Award, which recognizes “public spaces that have socially and economically enric...
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Oct 22
Mellon Square: A Modern Masterpiece : Mellon Square: Discovering a Modern Masterpiece / Princeton Architectural Press Recently restored to much ado through a six-year process, Mellon Square in Pittsburgh was the first Modernist space in t...
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Oct 21
In a Volatile Period : Larry Weaner in Meadow 1 at Dumbarton Oaks Park / Jared Green “We are at the volatile beginning period when all the plants are fighting it out....
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Oct 21
A Vision for Public Food Production : Public Produce: Cultivating Our Parks, Plazas, and Streets for Healthier Cities / Island Press We are increasingly concerned about the provenance of our food....
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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....
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Sep 29
ASLA Announces 2014 Student Awards : ASLA Student Analysis & Planning Award of Excellence. Meridian of Fertility....
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Sep 29
ASLA Announces 2014 Professional Awards : ASLA 2014 Professional General Design Award of Excellence. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus....
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