Landscape Architecture

As free-range children become an increasingly rare species, designers and psychologist are also questioning the effects of the sterile, innocuous playgrounds currently in fashion. How can play, and kids, get liberated again?
17 hours ago   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Witold Rybczynski thinks not, saying that the success of the project's "landscape urbanism" is its remarkably dense and urban setting, not the hip design and landscaping.
May 17, 2011   The New York Times
An article in <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> describes post-Katrina redevelopment plans and calls the city a lab for architecture and planning.
May 11, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
Philadelphia's waterfront is about to get a new face. Race Street Pier, set to open May 11th of this week, is more than just a park. Tucked under the shadow of the Ben Franklin Bridge, the pier juts over 500 feet into the brown waters of the Delaware, providing park-goers with a Blog Post
May 9, 2011   By Johanna Hoffman
A new public plaza is being built in Washington D.C., and this rundown from <em>The Dirt</em> highlights its people-focused design.
May 7, 2011   THE DIRT
L.A.'s landscape architects are relatively obscure compared to their architect counterparts. Is this obscurity the reason landscape architecture isn't as protected as architecture?
May 3, 2011   Los Angeles Times
A spectacular series of recent photos from Seattle's Colonnade Park built beneath highway I-5 tell the story of adapted urban space.
May 2, 2011   Free Association Design
At the GeoDesign conference in San Diego we heard mention of folks at MIT using helium balloons with cameras attached to take aerial pictures. Thinking this was a fabulous idea I decided to find out more and see if this was a technique we could easily incorporate into our projects. The MIT connection turned out to be the MIT Center for Future Civic Media and their partnership with others to create Grassroots Mapping, a project and resource site to encourage citizens to use these balloons to generate maps of communities and their surrounding environment. Blog Post
Apr 27, 2011   By Ken Snyder
The completed <em>Madrid Rio Project</em> will transform a highway into a large urban park, and is just part of the ambitious agenda of Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, an agenda that earned him the nickname "the pharaoh."
Apr 26, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
Joyce Lee discusses NYC's Active Design Guidelines and how they address the relationship between urban form and public health.
Apr 25, 2011   THE DIRT
A community in Salt Lake City is pooling their cash to purchase an empty lot owned by the LDS (Mormon) Church for a much-needed park. They hope to give the land to the city to maintain, but the church and state may not be on board with the plan.
Apr 25, 2011   The Salt Lake Tribune