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
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.
May 22, 2011 ASLA's The Dirt blog
Despite the continued struggles of the U.S. economy, green roofs have proliferated with the market increasing 30% from the previous year.
Apr 27, 2011 ASLA's The Dirt blog
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.
Apr 20, 2011 ASLA's The Dirt blog
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.
Apr 15, 2011 ASLA's The Dirt blog
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.
Feb 28, 2011 ASLA's The Dirt blog
"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.
Dec 30, 2010 ASLA's The Dirt blog
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.
Dec 8, 2010 ASLA's The Dirt blog
Architecture critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen says that streets can't create public interaction in the way that unstructured spaces like urban parks can.
Oct 25, 2010 ASLA's The Dirt blog
Leni Schwendinger says that cities don't pay enough attention to the way lighting effects the built environment. She's currently working on the lighting for Times Square's new pedestrianized streets.
Oct 8, 2010 ASLA's The Dirt blog