Mark Hough, ASLA, is a landscape architect, writer and teacher. He lives in Durham, NC, where he works for Duke University.
As the president and co-founder of Friends of the High Line prepares to leave the park he helped to create, it is a good time to consider the legacy of what is now one of the most famous contemporary landscapes in the world.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 11:24am PST
This column expands on issues raised in a previous Planetizen blog, "Mythbusting: Exposing Half-Truths That Support Automobile Dependency," which examined criticisms of cycling facility investments and justifications for automobile-oriented planning.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 9:25pm PST
As the housing market recovers, are we back to the McMansion-binges of the 2000s? Or, are we growing just a little bit smarter?
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 4:00pm PST
At least one Hanukah song is easily adaptable by urbanists.
Friday, November 29, 2013 - 10:20am PST
Some commentators recently expressed outraged that governments spend money on cycling facilities. Their arguments are largely wrong, I’ll call them "half-truths" to be charitable, presented with great certitude and self-righteous anger.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 9:07am PST
Transnational communities transcend borders in order to act collectively, despite geographic, economic and political challenges. A new paper examines how community-based planning is scaled up and embedded in transnational processes and relationships.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 3:00pm PST
What's so special about single-family homes that we'd rather preserve them than prevent the displacement and financial distress of thousands of low- and moderate-income renters?
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 2:30pm PST
Students of landscape architecture are obsessed with cities and all things green - at least according to recent design awards. But are they forgetting about design?
Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 3:23pm PST
The following “top three” relatively quick wins for a more walkable city, written below from the perspective of Brent’s observations, reflect some relatively low-cost opportunities toward a more liveable & successful Auckland.
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 4:30pm PST
Millenials really are migrating to cities in large numbers- but older age groups are merely leaving less rapidly than in the past.
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 9:59am PST