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November 3, 2009, 10am PST
This piece from <em>The New York Times</em> looks at the role of private gardens and public-facing landscaping in the city of Baghdad.
The New York Times
September 18, 2009, 12pm PDT
This year, the Environmental Protection Agency will expand its WaterSense program to label newly built homes which are 20 percent more water-efficient than standard homes. The label's landscaping clause is causing a stir among grass enthusiasts.
The Wall Street Journal
June 26, 2009, 6am PDT
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Landscape Improvement Project of Queens Plaza is intended to create a gateway to Long Island City.
April 3, 2009, 1pm PDT
The city of Vancouver is hoping to reduce its energy use and carbon emissions by hiring a goat to maintain the grounds at city hall. Though the mayor wants to expand the goat program to schools and parks, some have reservations.
The Vancouver Courier
August 18, 2008, 1pm PDT
A city in the midst of a revitalization effort has targeted landscape designs allegedly aimed at spiting the neighbors.
Dallas Morning News
July 10, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>When California declared a statewide drought, a couple decided to let their front lawn die.</p>
June 14, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Cities like San José, CA are moving away from modern methods to keep grass down and going back to traditional methods like grazing sheep and goats.</p>
San Jose Mercury News
May 16, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>A dazzling wildflower season spells trouble for master-planned communities across the West.</p>
The Next American City