Mark Hough, FASLA, is a landscape architect, writer and teacher. He lives in Durham, NC, where he works for Duke University.
The design of urban landscapes has become dominated by a growing call for them to be ecologically resilient. But isn't it important what they look like?
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 8:06am PDT
The coveted creative class is in search of neighborhoods and communities with lots of character. Why are such places so hard to find? Maybe it is because we are trying too hard.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 7:54am PDT
You do not hear much talk about meaningful urbanism in the Southeast U.S. Until political winds shift, don't expect that to change.
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 7:19am PDT
It is probably fair to say that most people think urban landscapes are at their best in the warm months. They may be right. But after a recent tromp through a frigid Manhattan, I am reminded how great cities can be in winter.
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 11:49am PST
Preserving urban landscapes can be just as important as preserving historic buildings. However, saving our design heritage needs to be balanced with the imperative that places effectively meet the functional needs of contemporary cities.
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 7:34am PST
As the president and co-founder of Friends of the High Line prepares to leave the park he helped to create, it is a good time to consider the legacy of what is now one of the most famous contemporary landscapes in the world.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 11:24am PST
Students of landscape architecture are obsessed with cities and all things green - at least according to recent design awards. But are they forgetting about design?
Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 3:23pm PST
Creating parks that benefit and reflect the needs of the communities that use them is the goal for both planners and landscape architects. Programming is a big part of this. So is design.
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 3:31am PDT
Urban forests may possess the power to battle climate change. We just have to figure out what is more important: quantity or quality?
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 2:08pm PDT
As college becomes less affordable, alternatives to the traditional four-year model have been making inroads, leading some to question its lasting viability. If universities struggle, it will impact not only campuses, but cities, as well.
Monday, August 19, 2013 - 11:55am PDT