Landscape Architecture

Drought Tolerant Landscape

How To: Drought-Resistant Gardening

Curbed surveyed landscape architects specializing in drought-resistant lawns for their best "tips and tricks."

October 25, 2016 - Curbed

Electricity Pylon

Why Are Utilities So Ugly?

A landscape architect in Tucson shares a professional lament: intrusive, ugly utilities.

October 6, 2016 - ASLA's The Field

Griffith Park

Key Facts from L.A. County's Park Needs Assessment Study

L.A. County's Parks and Rec Dept. has just completed a major study of the county's park needs. Departmental Facilities Planner Clement Lau explains the study and below are a few things that came to light.

July 19, 2016 - UrbDeZine

Normal, Illinois

A Sad Goodbye to Peter Lindsay Schaudt

The death of the Chicago landscape architect, Peter Schaudt, leaves an unfinished body of work and a deep void within the profession that adored him.

July 22, 2015 - Mark Hough

Woman Walking

Women Redefining the Boundaries of Urban Design

There is increased call for inclusion and diversity in architecture. This London exhibition profiles five female architects and urban designers at the forefront of their profession.

March 9, 2015 - The Guardian Cities

Children Playing

Child-Friendly Cities: What My Toddler Taught Me about City Design

In a post from the new Plan.Place blog, the author explores the city with a two-year-old as his guide and offers reflections on viewing the urban landscape anew--from an elevation of 34 inches and with a renewed sense of wonder.

February 5, 2015 - Plan.Place

Urban Agriculture Projects in Chicago Show the Way

Successful Chicago urban agriculture projects on rooftop, in edible lawn, and at a school reviewed by resilience consultant Dave Hampton.

January 9, 2015 - UrbDeZine

Celebrating the Botanical Diversity of Cities

The word “ecology” has been co-opted so widely that it has lost real meaning, yet ecological thinking remains a powerful lens for understanding complex adaptive systems. A new book aims for a more rigorous engagement of ecology and design.

April 30, 2014 - Places Journal

Airport

Should Urbanists Care Which Airline They Fly? These Two Programs Say Yes

Los Angeles County Planner Clement Lau examines how airline companies and other private sector businesses can help with the greening of communities.

April 27, 2014 - UrbDeZine

130 Years on, Boston's Emerald Necklace Still a Model Linear Park

Writer Kaid Benfield used a recent trip the American Society of Landscape Architects annual meeting in Boston to reflect on what that city can teach us about designing urban parks.

November 17, 2013 - NRDC Switchboard Blog

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.