Landscape Urbanism

March 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
The projects depicted here re-use and re-appropriate public space, filling gaps in the built environment with parks, open areas, and pedestrian walkways.
Architizer
Blog post
July 6, 2015, 2pm PDT
Continuing to heap praise onto James Corner and his firm, Field Operations, may seem like an exercise in redundancy at this point. But there is little doubt that all of the attention is good for landscape architects—and for cities.
Mark Hough
April 30, 2014, 8am PDT
The word “ecology” has been co-opted so widely that it has lost real meaning, yet ecological thinking remains a powerful lens for understanding complex adaptive systems. A new book aims for a more rigorous engagement of ecology and design.
Places Journal
Blog post
May 30, 2013, 7pm PDT
Even as the landscape becomes increasingly important to cities, landscape architects remain underrated as contributors to the urban realm. When is everyone else going to see what we already know?
Mark Hough
December 5, 2012, 6am PST
Landscape Architecture is a field in the ascendency, writes Alan G. Brake. Its rise can be traced to the inability of Architects and Planners to engage with some of the most important challenges of our time.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 21, 2012, 7am PDT
Recent recipient of the ASLA's Gold Medal, landscape architect Laurie Olin shares some interesting opinions on his distinguished career, landscape urbanism, and the state of public space.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 30, 2011, 2pm PST
Architect David Heymann says that a lot of architects claim to use the specifics of a site's natural features to inspire their design, but most end up with designs that are aggressive to the landscape - and to people.
Design Observer
May 17, 2011, 10am PDT
Witold Rybczynski thinks not, saying that the success of the project's "landscape urbanism" is its remarkably dense and urban setting, not the hip design and landscaping.
The New York Times
Feature
April 18, 2011, 8am PDT
The excesses of the "landscape urbanism" aside, Michael Mehaffy believes landscape architects are well positioned to lead the way towards positive change in the urban landscape. Here's why.
Michael Mehaffy
March 2, 2011, 9am PST
A landscape urbanism biennale in an unlikely suburb of Tel Aviv offers its working class citizens a look how their city can change for the better.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 31, 2011, 9am PST
Reporter Leon Neyfakh digs deep into the architectural battle between New Urbanism and Landscape Urbanism, saying it is a war for the future of our built environment.
Boston Globe
November 28, 2010, 1pm PST
As landscape urbanists hover in the exalted world of the designer-hero-genius, Emily Talen asks — where are the people?
New Urban Network
November 21, 2010, 5am PST
<em>Urban Omnibus</em> offers a summary of the recent debate that went down over the future of Harvard's Graduate School of Design concerning urban design, landscape urbanism and new urbanism.
Urban Omnibus
November 4, 2010, 1pm PDT
"Landscape Urbanism," a school of thought that argues that landscape and natural forms are more capable of shaping cities than architecture, is gaining ground in the U.S. Andrés Duany reports that to his dismay, it's also taking over Harvard.
Metropolis Magazine
October 19, 2010, 5am PDT
<em>The American Society of Landscape Architects</em> talks with landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh about "ecological urbanism" and the evolving role of landscape architecture in cities.
ASLA
Feature
October 4, 2010, 9am PDT
The latest in a series of academic challenges to the New Urbanism turns out to be weak in all the areas that matter most, argues author Michael Mehaffy.
Michael Mehaffy