THE DIRT

Ever wish your nearby park could follow you throughout the city, providing open space wherever you might be? An artist and landscape architect have created Parkcycle Swarm, a modular system of 'human powered mobile gardens'.
Sep 2, 2013   THE DIRT
A recent study concludes that investment in wildlife refuges leads to economic rewards.
Jun 15, 2012   THE DIRT
<em>The Dirt</em> reports on findings disclosed by this year's iteration of the Yale and Columbia University produced Environmental Performance Index (EPI). A new metric unveiled this year tracks the trend in each country's environmental performance.
Jun 8, 2012   THE DIRT
ASLA's blog, <em>The Dirt</em>, dishes on how sushi, an ancient food, became modern in Tokyo, and conquered the world.
May 13, 2012   THE DIRT
The American Society of Landscape Architects examines the implications of squeezing teens out of the public sphere.
Mar 4, 2012   THE DIRT
In a lengthy interview with ASLA's blog, <em>The Dirt</em>, Robert Hammond, Co-Founder of the High Line, details the birth, life, and lessons of the phenomenally successful park.
Feb 10, 2012   THE DIRT
Mark Hough laments the chronic, debilitating inferiority complex afflicting Landscape Architects and the crutch that Frederick Law Olmsted provides.
Feb 8, 2012   THE DIRT
<em>The Dirt</em> profiles three recent projects that play with the ideas of landscape, nature, and the eye of the beholder.
Jan 22, 2012   THE DIRT
A key ruling on whether and/or how to allow the High Volume Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing (or fracking) method of extracting natural gas is imminent in New York State. The decision could set a nationwide precedent.
Jan 13, 2012   THE DIRT
Kevin Conger is CEO and one of the founding partners of Conger Moss Guillard (CMG) Landscape Architecture. A recent redevelopment project was labeled as a "climate positive." Conger explains how it meets those standards along with other projects.
Nov 22, 2011   THE DIRT
In Washington, D.C., a huge parking lot that parallels the southwest waterfront is slowly being transformed into a 4.2-acre park. Developers and architects are "turning community input into actual park concepts and designs," said to The Dirt.
Nov 2, 2011   THE DIRT