ASLA's The Dirt blog

September 10, 2015, 11am PDT
A team of designers will convert one Mexico City's most dangerous highways into an urban oasis.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
September 19, 2013, 12pm PDT
Following up on their acclaimed guide to D.C., the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has published the "Landscape Architect’s Guide to Boston". Go beyond the Freedom Trail and discover what makes Boston a long-time urban innovator.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
August 26, 2013, 7am PDT
A study of Seattle's bike lanes and small businesses shows that bike lanes strengthen local business sales.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
July 7, 2012, 11am PDT
The Dirt looks at some new European public plazas that use interlocking paving materials with success.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
December 23, 2011, 12pm PST
Brothers Hays and Ryan Holladay team up with Brooklyn-based developer, Bradley Feldman, to create a "location-aware album" app for Central Park.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
November 9, 2011, 9am PST
At the recent ASLA Conference in San Diego, a panel of noted landscape architects discussed whether New York City's hit park The High Line is a replicable model for other cities.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
September 27, 2011, 1pm PDT
Prof. Suzanne Preston Blier of Harvard unearths the ancient plans of Yoruban towns, which were laid out as early as 350 BCE.
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September 23, 2011, 11am PDT
That's what Janette Sadik-Khan said New York is striving to do on their streets, speaking last week at a two-day conference at Harvard.
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September 16, 2011, 8am PDT
Lonely Planet has just released a book highlighting the "1,000 Ultimate Sites." ASLA looks inside, and marvels at the natural scenery and the ways humans have chosen to frame them.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
August 26, 2011, 7am PDT
Neil Chambers talks about his new book, Urban Green: Architecture for the Future. He says that "[w]e are basically still dealing with water, energy, and buildings the same way we were 150 years ago."
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July 29, 2011, 8am PDT
A new biography of Frederick Law Olmsted pulls together letters and collections from five separate archives to paint him as a pioneering environmentalist and landscape architect.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
June 13, 2011, 7am PDT
Manhattan's High Line is a new model for reclaiming underused spaces and turning them into successful public spaces. Phase 2 of the ambitious park opened yesterday to much fanfare.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
May 22, 2011, 7am PDT
Those are the building blocks of landscape architect Piet Oudolf, leader of the "new perennial movement" that strives to use only perennial plants. A new book showcases his work.
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April 27, 2011, 6am PDT
Despite the continued struggles of the U.S. economy, green roofs have proliferated with the market increasing 30% from the previous year.
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April 20, 2011, 2pm PDT
Does public art make a difference, and how? ASLA's The Dirt blog looks at all the ways public art is effective, from job creation and real estate value to cultural cache and tourism.
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April 15, 2011, 9am PDT
Jan Gehl talks about the problematic history of architecture, landscape architecture and yes, planning, when it comes to building cities for people rather than celebrating form for its own sake.
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February 28, 2011, 11am PST
The Planters company has revealed plans to assist cities in designing and building urban pocket parks in underused land. In return, the parks will include branding from the company, including a Mr. Peanut statue sitting on a peanut bench.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
December 30, 2010, 12pm PST
"Phytoremediation" is a growing field (pun intended) of practice that uses particular types of plants to leech toxic materials out of the soil in contaminated sites.
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December 8, 2010, 9am PST
Harvard comes out on top for their master of landscape architecture program, while the best bachelor's degree, according to DesignIntelligence, is from Louisiana State University.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
October 25, 2010, 12pm PDT
Architecture critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen says that streets can't create public interaction in the way that unstructured spaces like urban parks can.
ASLA's The Dirt blog