Landscape Architecture

June 16, 2015, 2pm PDT
The damage could have been a lot worse, but surely flooding that temporarily closed down the Chicago Riverwalk and The 606 elevated bikeway will require additional evaluation by project planners and engineers.
Curbed Chicago
June 13, 2015, 11am PDT
An annual competition to recognize public spaces for their economic and social benefit has announced six finalists.
June 12, 2015, 6am PDT
Following in the footsteps of the High Line in New York City, Chicago opened a 2.7-mile elevated park, which has already been extremely popular in its first week. Here we round up the initial reactions to The 606, as the new park is called.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 7, 2015, 11am PDT
A 4.2-acre park to be located next to the future home of the Minnesota Vikings will offer something for everyone. The MinnPost has the latest on the park's design.
June 4, 2015, 11am PDT
A historic neighborhood lost in a flood, covered by a dump, then reclaimed by nature will become the Waterfront Botanical Gardens under terms of a recent land deal.
Broken Sidewalk
June 3, 2015, 7am PDT
A newly opened section of the Chicago Riverwalk lets the public get up close and personal with the Chicago River. And there's more to come.
June 2, 2015, 10am PDT
Improvements funded by the developer of the 73-story Wilshire Grand project will make Downtown Los Angeles' main thoroughfare a better place to walk, bike, and use public transit.
Urbanize LA
June 1, 2015, 10am PDT
As the country's industrial past fades, cities are finding new meaning in their rivers—from the meandering to the mighty.
ASLA The Dirt
May 27, 2015, 8am PDT
A construction project seeking construction bids will double the size of Hing Hay Park, located in Seattle's Chinatown-International District.
Daily Journal of Commerce
May 26, 2015, 12pm PDT
The improving economy will allow planners and city officials to expand work on the Atlanta BeltLine.
May 20, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Trust for Public Land released its 2015 ParkScore today, ranking the 75 largest U.S. cities on the metrics of acreage, facilities and investment, and access.
Trust for Public Land
May 17, 2015, 9am PDT
A series of public outreach events are being held in Pershing Square to determine how to make the park more engaging. Live music and fewer physical barriers to entry are among the ideas suggested.
LA Downtown News
May 17, 2015, 5am PDT
A radical approach to flood control in the Netherlands will expand the flood plain of the River Waal while also creating new neighborhoods where people can live and work.
May 11, 2015, 12pm PDT
A debate over a special property tax assessment to fund a James Corner-designed redo of Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis raises questions about public benefit and value capture.
May 9, 2015, 5am PDT
Gehl Studio, the leading name in people-first design and one of the most influential forces in planning today, has philanthropic backing for a non-profit that will focus studies and work on the public sphere.
Next City
May 8, 2015, 12pm PDT
As the birthplace of the parklets movement, San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area have lots of parklet eye candy to choose from.
May 8, 2015, 9am PDT
According to a recent study, $130 million invested in the Three River Park has multiplied into $4.1 billion in development around the riverfront.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 2, 2015, 7am PDT
One of the country's most scrutinized and anticipated renovation projects, Philadelphia's LOVE Park, has been unveiling critical design decisions in recent weeks.
Plan Philly
Blog post
May 1, 2015, 10am PDT

A lot of people think exclusively of plants when they hear the term landscape. Without a common language to effectively describe it, the role landscape plays in the urban realm will remain undervalued.

Mark Hough
May 1, 2015, 5am PDT
Geoff Edgers details the challenge ahead for park advocates fighting to protect Chicago open space from two powerful forces: the White House and George Lucas.
The Washington Post