Landscape Architecture

Sean O'Malley and Andrew Watkins, of the landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm SWA, describe the benefits of a design process that empowers people and communities to participate. Exclusive
17 hours ago  By Sean O'Malley and Andrew Watkins
Donovan Gillman writes that since most of us can't simply get by without cars, we need "more livable and likable places to park them." His post at Sustainable Cities Collective includes photos of some interesting car parks.
Jun 8, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
A slideshow from <em>Good Magazine</em> highlights the newly opened section of the popular High Line Park in NYC.
Jun 8, 2011   GOOD Magazine
The National Recreation and Parks Association is on a mission to fix up neglected parks around the country. Atlanta and D.C. are the first to benefit from their new program, "Parks Build Community."
Jun 6, 2011   USA Today
Filmmaker Aaron Garcia uses narration from William H. Whyte's classic <em>The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces</em> to highlight the failings of the I.M. Pei-designed Dallas City Hall Plaza.
Jun 6, 2011   The Better Block: A living Charette
Two architects submit a plan to Mexico City planners that includes bringing the Río Piedad back to life and revitalizing the city with green public spaces along its waters.
Jun 3, 2011   The New York Times
Philadelphia is seeing a surge in new parks, as new public-realm projects are either opening or moving closer towards development.
Jun 2, 2011   The Philadelphia Inquirer
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 Johanna Hoffman
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.  Blog Post
Jun 1, 2011   By Brent Toderian
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