Landscape Architecture

January 9, 2009, 1pm PST
Winnipeg and Ottawa are facing off over which city has the world's longest -- and best -- ice trail.
The Globe and Mail
January 7, 2009, 8am PST
Compared to natural settings, busy urban environments can be detrimental to cognitive functioning and self-control. Well-designed, biodiverse parks are integral to counterbalancing the concrete jungle.
The Boston Globe
January 1, 2009, 9am PST
Controversy surrounds a $20 million redesign of New York City's Union Square Park.
The New York Times
December 25, 2008, 7am PST
<em>Ecotopia</em> is a '70s cult novel that imagines a future where the Pacific Northwest secedes from the U.S. to become an environmentally-conscious utopian state. The NY Times reflects on the influence of this under-recognized novel.
The New York Times
December 17, 2008, 10am PST
On the edge of Los Angeles' Skid Row, a gleaming white arts complex opens. A "stubborn declaration of hope," the center is intended to show architecture's power to create community.
Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2008, 9am PST
Planner Andres Duany proposes a plan for Goodbee Square, near Covington, LA, that adds modern light-imprint urbanism to an old Jeffersonian idea.
New Urban News
December 12, 2008, 10am PST
Hudson Park and Boulevard is a new 4-acre system of parks being created in New York. Landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates were selected to make their vision reality.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 10, 2008, 8am PST
Bricks have been a building staple for a long time, but the sky's the limit for their aesthetic uses.
GOOD Magazine
December 4, 2008, 1pm PST
Austin officials are wrestling with how to confront coyotes encroaching on suburban and urban neighborhoods.
News 8 Austin
December 3, 2008, 8am PST
The people of Salt Lake City have gotten behind the switch to mixed-use, and developers have been clearing away old sprawl. But the flailing economy has put projects on hold, leaving the city with a landscape full of holes.
Utah Stories
November 30, 2008, 1pm PST
Turning a New York landfill into a park may just reorganize the way people think about public parks in America.
New York Magazine
November 28, 2008, 5am PST
For years, citizens have been calling for a freeway cap and park in Hollywood. Now, a preliminary design has been released and advocates say work could begin as soon as 2012 -- if funding comes through.
Los Angeles Times
November 27, 2008, 7am PST
Toronto has created new public space where there was none, building a curvy wooden plaza designer Adriaan Geuze calls a 'WaveDeck' directly over the water.
November 26, 2008, 7am PST
Plans to redesign New York City's Washington Square Park have been hotly protested by community members since their inception. The work is already underway, but the opposition sentiment remains.
The New York Times
November 24, 2008, 8am PST
The first 'firescape' garden is in Santa Barbara, CA, and stands as an educational tool for landscaping homes for fire protection.
November 24, 2008, 6am PST
St. Paul, Minnesota's artist-in-residence has instituted a program where poems are imprinted into sidewalks throughout the city.
The Christian Science Monitor
November 20, 2008, 9am PST
Landscape architect James Corner pushes the envelope of the field to create innovative projects like The High Line Park in New York. 'There is a desperate need for a different kind of professional who isn’t so Balkan­ized.'
November 17, 2008, 9am PST
Downtown Nantucket has acquired a Main St. residents backyard in a prime spot for a pocket park. Landscape architect David W. Bartsch dug in to create an historically correct park style.
The Inquirer and Mirror
November 10, 2008, 5am PST
If the Frederick Law Olmsted of 1857 offered to plan and manage your city’s central park, you probably wouldn’t hire him. The 35-year-old then was a farmer, journalist and former sailor with no formal training in architecture, engineering or any related field. Though he didn’t have much technical expertise, he had great leadership skills. Those gave him the opportunity to succeed, and helped him become successful, according to Leonardo Vazquez.
Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP
November 6, 2008, 12pm PST
The American Society of Landscape Architects has released a study revealing that while most adults practice energy-efficient strategies at home, they are considerably less green in their yards and lawns.
Land Online