Landscape Architecture

4 days ago
A highly anticipated linear park project in Philadelphia will open this year. Planners and activists have been working in anticipation of increased pressure on the local housing market.
The Philadelphia Citizen
5 days ago
This report estimates that U.S. cities could save half a trillion dollars by investing in "smart surface technologies." The study takes into account obvious factors like energy use and less intuitive ones like tourism revenues.
Next City
February 14, 2018, 5am PST
The Fountain fo the Fairs was deigned by Robert Moses for the 1964-1965 World's Fair but it's now in need of a makeover.
AM New York
February 9, 2018, 2pm PST
For the next several months, nine sites will be the focus of efforts to design for resilience as sea levels rise. Proposals involve "threading nature back into an urbanized terrain."
San Francisco Chronicle
January 29, 2018, 5am PST
The rise of online retail has come with a flurry of delivery trucks that don't always have good places to stop. Researchers from Amazon's hometown are on the case.
Landscape Architecture Magazine
January 26, 2018, 8am PST
"Four piers from the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge will live on as a public boardwalk and vista point in Oakland and on Yerba Buena Island," reports Erin Baldassari.
The Mercury News
January 15, 2018, 6am PST
Surveying the public discussion for answers about how to make sense of placemaking.
Arch Daily
January 13, 2018, 1pm PST
Of the city’s newest, tallest building John King writes, “[it’s] as if the creators were so busy being tasteful they forgot that big buildings can be fun."
San Francisco Chronicle
January 12, 2018, 8am PST
The terminus of the I-10 freeway is a 7,000-foot concrete trench across the heart of Santa Monica. The city's new downtown plan calls for a cap, and a new master plan will hammer out specifics.
The Architect's Newspaper
Blog post
January 11, 2018, 10am PST
Carole Turley Voulgaris guest blogs about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
December 28, 2017, 7am PST
A new bike and walking path connecting two cities on the Indiana side of the Ohio River, across from Louisville, could provide a runway for much larger open space ambitions.
The Courier-Journal
Feature
December 26, 2017, 9am PST
All the planning news that's fit to print.
James Brasuell
December 21, 2017, 6am PST
The Project for Public Spaces recently released a new report titled "The Case for Healthy Places: Improving Health through Placemaking."
Project For Public Spaces
December 19, 2017, 1pm PST
A $380 million project bridges a freeway and connects the Gateway Arch to downtown St. Louis.
New York Times
December 13, 2017, 5am PST
There was plenty of good to go with the bad from a year of professional and academic practice in the field of landscape architecture.
Huffington Post
December 12, 2017, 12pm PST
A new development in Washington, D.C. features the largest "shared space" in the United States.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
December 7, 2017, 8am PST
Joel Kotkin and Alan M. Berger discuss their new book, which analyses what the suburbs are and will become, in both the United States and around the world.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 2, 2017, 5am PST
An article on Governing aims to spread the word about the Greenprint Resource Hub.
Governing
November 22, 2017, 8am PST
An administrator for the Kentucky division of the Federal Highway Administration informed the city of Lexington that its rainbow crosswalk does not meet federal safety standards.
Lexington Herald Leader
November 17, 2017, 2pm PST
The High Line in New York City has inspired ambitious projects all over the country. A pedestrian bridge proposed to connect the Arlington neighborhood of Crystal City to the Reagan National Airport provides the latest example.
Urban Turf