Landscape Architecture

August 27, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Geoff Manaugh observes that truly sustainable architecture goes unnoticed while designs that end up "ornamentalizing sustainability" get the "green" label and the media's attention.</p>
BLDGBLOG
August 27, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Urban farming takes root in Detroit.</p>
The Detroit Free Press
August 22, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Sao Paulo Brazil has implemented a ban on outdoor advertising, calling it "visual pollution."</p>
AlterNet
August 18, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>This slideshow from <em>The Globe &amp; Mail</em> shows some of the best and most outrageous roadside attractions from across Canada.</p>
The Globe & Mail
August 10, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>The city of Toronto originally had more park space than New York's Central Park. But the need to generate revenue caused the city to sell off much of its parkspace over the years, leaving a city with comparably few open spaces.</p>
The Toronto Star
Blog post
August 5, 2007, 9am PDT

Whether kissed by trade winds in Hawaii, home to dozens of unique cultures in the Caribbean, or scoured by Nor’easter’s off the coast of Maine, islands are magnetic to burnt-out urbanites but tend to be tough places for natives.

I was a guest not long ago of Fernando Menis, an architect who has built an international reputation from Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. It’s not easy to be true to a unique place – as he aspires to be – when what works locally doesn’t always “translate” in the globalized and image-driven world of architecture.

James S. Russell
August 2, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Rooftop gardens bloom in New Jersey.</p>
The New York Times
August 1, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Parks are no just about connecting with nature. The evolving public spaces of today revitalize abandoned industrial land and engage citizens.</p>
The Toronto Star
August 1, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Some residents of Columbia, South Carolina's Granby neighborhood, near the banks of the Congaree River, are concerned about how plans to redevelop the land along the river into a new riverfront park might alter the land's natural features.</p>
The State
July 30, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>With private home development crowding many of the waterfront areas next to Lake Ontario in Toronto, locals and parks advocates are left with few access options.</p>
The Toronto Star
July 26, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>In Atlanta, one gardening enthusiast has taken on the challenge of improving MARTA stations using his green thumb.</p>
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 24, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>When other activist tactics failed, a couple fighting to keep out a monster garbage dump turned to architects.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
July 23, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>This year's Chelsea Flower Show in London offers some innovative examples of how gardens can flourish in cities.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
July 12, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>In the U.S. regular cyclists are usually athletic men braving dangerous traffic. To get the rest of the population riding bicycles, the U.S. should look at successful solutions implemented around the world.</p>
The Washington Post Writers Group
July 9, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>A movement that could create a massive shift in the architecture and design fields is going unnoticed because its leaders are not as media-savvy as architecture's biggest stars.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
July 5, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Ed Uhlir details the development and maintenance of one of America's most successful urban parks.</p>
The Planning Report
July 2, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>New wave of development in scenic areas adjacent to federal lands in the western United States ignore fire risks.</p>
The New York Times
June 29, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>A computer model may be able to assist city planners, public safety officials, and researchers in exploring individual pedestrian and crowd behavior in urban spaces.</p>
Pruned
June 28, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>By creating market incentives for wetlands restoration, the Wetlands Initiative project aims to clean water, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce greenhouse gases.</p>
The Washington Post
June 28, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Plan for 4,000 new homes and two hotels could threaten Galveston, TX, which was hit by the deadliest hurricane in American history.</p>
The Los Angeles Times