Landscape Architecture Driving Change in Cities

The projects across the country having the biggest impact on the feel and function of cities are more often than not the work of landscape architects, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects.
July 7, 2011, 8am PDT | Nate Berg
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From the High Line in New York City to the new Steel Yard park in Providence, landscape architects are bringing about projects that are having a huge impact on cities, writes ASLA - particularly when it comes to revitalizing brownfields:

"More and more, landscape architects are asked to delve into the 'wreckage of America's industrial past,' which they are now treating as a new kind of landscape with its own set of opportunities. 'They're learning how to reclaim our abandoned waterfronts, collapsing mills, and polluted river systems, sites that are littered with detritus and usually sick with the toxic waste left behind by some failed industry.'"

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Published on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 in THE DIRT
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