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2014's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

This year there was a cultural shift that saw landscape architecture and its practitioners achieve an unprecedented level of visibility and influence.

Not Just a Place to Play: The ABCs of Green Infrastructure for City Play Spaces (Part I)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

With the opportunity to build new, functionally layered landscapes that serve to process storm water, abate storm surge and serve as esthetic and recreational assets, parks and green infrastructure may be entering a prolonged, perhaps permanent, symbiotic relationship.

Designed for Democracy: When Public Goes Private a Park Loses Its Heart

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Nationally, in the wake of urban growth and renewal, there is considerable debate about whether public parks and open space should be given away or sold to for-profit enterprises. Are they valuable civic resources or just places to put stuff?

New Jersey's 'Done Deal': Destroying a Historic Resource With False Choices

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

From mobile phones to Starbucks beverages, we are used to having lots of options. So, when it comes to the disposition of historic resources, why do governmental officials so often offer us false choices?

Five Ideas For Building Better, More Efficient Homes

Susanna Murley | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green
Susanna Murley

It's winter and you're probably realizing how awful your insulation is --I'm looking at you, Seattle -- and also starting to rethink that last addition to the house where you used single-pane windows that now render the room useless.

Landscape Architecture Around America (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Living in a big city, it can be hard to find refuge from the daily grind. Landscape architecture is a rising industry that provides a sort of urban oa...