Landscape architect Laurie Olin says that to design well you have to be interested in how people behave. Johanna Hoffman gets in-depth with Olin about his design process. Exclusive
Jun 2, 2011 By
This piece from <em>Places</em> delves into the history of the campsite, their use of space, and their role in modern culture.
Jun 2, 2011 Places
As I heard a national reporter put it recently, it's not often that an entire city is focused on one thing. In Vancouver it happened during the 2010 Winter Olympics. A year and a half later here, it's happening again.
Jun 1, 2011 By
Planner Sharon Danks says that as playgrounds become less challenging due to concerns over liability, kids invent their own, far more dangerous uses for the equipment.
May 30, 2011 Grist
This video from <em>Public Architecture</em> looks at three outdoor lighting displays and their impact on the public realm in San Francisco.
May 26, 2011 Public Architecture
Sally Augustin stumbled upon a curved park bench at the heart of a public space, and found herself drawn into the brilliance of its curves.
May 24, 2011 Metropolis Magazine
Landscape architect James Corner, whose eponymous firm designed the High Line, turns its attention to Seattle. Last week, Corner presented his plans for reorienting the city towards the waterfront.
May 23, 2011 The Seattle Times
The Actual Cafe in Oakland, California proudly opened an extension of their space last Wednesday into a parking space, creating a parklet for customers. Later that evening, someone stole the whole thing.
May 23, 2011 Oakland Local
Those are the building blocks of landscape architect Piet Oudolf, leader of the "new perennial movement" that strives to use only perennial plants. A new book showcases his work.
May 22, 2011 ASLA's The Dirt blog
Urban design is increasingly linked with poor health conditions. <em>Grist</em>'s Sarah Goodyear explains how cities are literally killing people.
May 21, 2011 Grist