ASLA's The Dirt blog

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.
Sep 19, 2013   ASLA's The Dirt blog
A study of Seattle's bike lanes and small businesses shows that bike lanes strengthen local business sales.
Aug 26, 2013   ASLA's The Dirt blog
The Dirt looks at some new European public plazas that use interlocking paving materials with success.
Jul 7, 2012   ASLA's The Dirt blog
Brothers Hays and Ryan Holladay team up with Brooklyn-based developer, Bradley Feldman, to create a "location-aware album" app for Central Park.
Dec 23, 2011   ASLA's The Dirt blog
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.
Nov 9, 2011   ASLA's The Dirt blog
Prof. Suzanne Preston Blier of Harvard unearths the ancient plans of Yoruban towns, which were laid out as early as 350 BCE.
Sep 27, 2011   ASLA's The Dirt blog
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.
Sep 23, 2011   ASLA's The Dirt blog
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.
Sep 16, 2011   ASLA's The Dirt blog
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."
Aug 26, 2011   ASLA's The Dirt blog
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.
Jul 29, 2011   ASLA's The Dirt blog
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.
Jun 13, 2011   ASLA's The Dirt blog