Landscape Architecture

Anthony Flint cites the example of Boston's new adult playground to ask the question: "Should we let more urban design emerge organically?"
Yesterday   CityLab
New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe talks with <em>Next American City</em> about the city's increased emphasis on creating active public spaces and how his department is handling budget cuts.
Dec 29, 2010   Next American City
A new Independence Mall stands in the historic heart of Philadelphia, a decade after the old mall's demolition. According to <em>The Inquirer's</em> Inga Saffron, the new space has been a major boon for tourists but has alienated many city residents.
Dec 27, 2010   The Philadelphia Inquirer
The next section of New York City's elevated linear park known as the High Line is expected to open next spring. <em>The New York Times</em> offers a preview.
Dec 21, 2010   The New York Times
Google Labs has released another fascinating tool for researchers. Readers may already be familiar with  Google Trends which can chart and reveal trends in search patterns for the last decade. The new tool allows similar analysis of Google's impressive library of digitized books spanning centuries. Opinion
Dec 17, 2010   By Abhijeet Chavan
A new book shows that even small parks have the potential to engage social and ecological issues through thoughtful design.
Dec 15, 2010   re:place Magazine
Harvard comes out on top for their master of landscape architecture program, while the best bachelor's degree, according to DesignIntelligence, is from Louisiana State University.
Dec 8, 2010   ASLA's The Dirt blog
The rules of placemaking haven't changed since ancient times - people seek comfort, variety, entertainment and walkability. As designers resurrect ideas discarded over the last few decades, landscape architect Trent Noll offers some best practices for placemaking using modern techniques. Exclusive
Dec 2, 2010  By Trent Noll
Since reunification in 1989, many East German cities have been devastated by failing economies and population loss. The Germans, therefore, have a leg up on management strategies for failing cities. Doreen Ritzau takes a tour.
Dec 2, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
Jungles blasted clear during the Vietnam war four decades ago are now at the center of a debate in the country about how forests should be recovered.
Dec 1, 2010   Yale Environment 360
As landscape urbanists hover in the exalted world of the designer-hero-genius, Emily Talen asks — where are the people?
Nov 28, 2010   New Urban Network