Landscape Architecture

As I have previously written about, several recently unveiled projects in Chicago have been justifiably attracting a lot of attention. Blog Post
2 hours ago   By Mark Hough
As Singapore's population booms, officials are working through plans to help the city absorb its people but also provide them with adequate green space.
Jul 31, 2011   The New York Times
London Evening Standard columnist Kieran Long takes a tour through London's Olympic Park and finds a new public space that will likely show its importance long after the games are over.
Jul 30, 2011   London Evening Standard
This essay from <em>Places</em> looks at the history of "architectural fiction", and how imagined spaces and uses of land enrich understanding of the built environment.
Jul 30, 2011   Places
A new biography of Frederick Law Olmsted pulls together letters and collections from five separate archives to paint him as a pioneering environmentalist and landscape architect.
Jul 29, 2011   ASLA's The Dirt blog
A variety of unsanctioned urban art projects are scattered throughout Toronto, bringing life and energy to otherwise underused spaces.
Jul 28, 2011   The Toronto Star
Small-scale, temporary interventions in urban space have brought the concept of "pop-up" projects into the civic space of cities.
Jul 26, 2011   The Globe and Mail
Looking at "urban acupuncture", a recent movement that eschews massive urban renewal projects in favor of smaller interventions.
Jul 25, 2011   The Guardian U.K.
Not that it's a real surprise that trees clean the air, but a new study shows that greenery in cities can have a significant effect on air quality.
Jul 25, 2011
A new public park in downtown Phoenix is both a venue for artists and performers and a public space that calls to mind a small neighborhood park, according to this piece from <em>Next American City</em>.
Jul 21, 2011   Next American City
A recent bid to lease the land that houses Spiral Jetty, the iconic piece of landscape art by Robert Smithson, has raised questions about whether art on land can be owned and where the line between the two should lie.
Jul 15, 2011   Reuters