Landscape Architecture

As I have previously written about, several recently unveiled projects in Chicago have been justifiably attracting a lot of attention. Blog Post
Yesterday   By Mark Hough
The American Planning Association has released new information on the role of planners in providing safe routes to parks.
Jul 31, 2015   American Planning Association
Pittsburgh's Riverlife recently hired Vivien Li from the Boston Harbor Association. Li's career trajectory helpfully informs the kinds of decisions that drive good waterfront planning.
Jul 29, 2015   Pittsburg Post-Gazette
A proposal to transform the Pierce Elevated in Houston into a linear park joins the slag heap of Houston's history of never-built projects.
Jul 28, 2015   Houston Chronicle
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Chicago has always seemed to me to be one of those great cities that everyone would want to live in if only the winters there weren't quite so brutal—like Boston, or maybe Minneapolis. I have been there in all four seasons and, it seems fair to say, summer is the best time to go. Blog Post
Jul 28, 2015   By Mark Hough
A new study offers evidence that walking in a natural setting is more beneficial to mental health than walking in an urban setting.
Jul 24, 2015   New York Times
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I was in the middle of working on a piece about the landscapes of Chicago when I received the sad news that Peter Lindsay Schaudt, a partner in the Chicago landscape architecture firm, Hoerr Schaudt, had passed away at the far too young a Blog Post
Jul 22, 2015   By Mark Hough
The "Imagining Livability Design Collection" by the AARP Livable Communities and the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute provides a visual portfolio of placemaking solutions that can be implemented quickly, for not too much money.
Jul 20, 2015   AARP
Since 2010, planners, designers, and community members have been actively transforming Seattle's alleys into beloved places within the city's urban fabric.
Jul 17, 2015   The Seattle Times
President Barack Obama once again called upon the Antiquities Act to further his legacy as a champion of public lands. A famous example of land art will gain protection under the action.
Jul 15, 2015   The Washington Post
Existing grey infrastructure in China cannot cope with rapid urban expansion and frequent droughts and floods. Several cities, with Beijing's approval, are experimenting with rainwater capture methods as an alternative.
Jul 13, 2015   Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E)