ASLA The Dirt

The local food production industry so far has mostly been constrained to a niche market—expensive and available only to a small percentage of consumers. A project in Portland is working to change that.
Oct 21, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
After transforming opinions about public space with the High Line in New York, James Corner Field Operations will shift focus below the tracks—the Underline park under the MetroRail line in Miami.
Sep 18, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
Interested in finding the road less traveled by? Walkonomics has launched in seven cities around the globe.
Jul 25, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
As the country's industrial past fades, cities are finding new meaning in their rivers—from the meandering to the mighty.
Jun 1, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
A favorite in Europe but rare in the United States, urban growth boundaries are intended to keep cities compact and hinterlands green. The few American cities with UGB's are trying to figuring out how to use them effectively.
May 12, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
Better safety and multimodal ease are not the only benefits offered by complete streets. According to this report, on the average they pay for themselves and then some.
Apr 24, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
In a bid to knit sustainability into large-scale community development, Seattle's Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is exploring several avenues toward greener land use.
Apr 12, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
In February, the Federal Aviation Administration released rules for the commercial operation of drones that were (to many observers) surprisingly business friendly. A landscape architect imagines the potential of drones for planning and design.
Mar 14, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
A new web-based tool by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri allows users to "explore the ecological tapestry of the world."
Jan 14, 2015   ASLA The Dirt
Ian Law of Place Alliance spoke to the 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting in Denver at the end of November about what it takes to accomplish a vision for a more dense, walkable suburban downtown.
Dec 15, 2014   ASLA The Dirt
Writing for The Dirt, Jared Green takes a critical eye to the proposed master plan for the Smithsonian's South Mall campus, designed by high-profile Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group.
Nov 24, 2014   ASLA The Dirt