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Landscape Urbanism

Theory and Reality and the Post-Sprawl City: Part 3 of a Review of Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents

Frank Gruber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Books
Frank Gruber

L.A. was the first automobile-based sprawl city and it is the first post-sprawl city. It baffles urban theorists of all sorts, most of whom choose to wish it away.

2013's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In surveying the year in landscape architecture, "aptness," a word favored by the great Modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley seems, well, appropria...

Campuses Belong to the People, Too -- Part 2 of a Review of Landscape Urbanism and Its Discontents

Frank Gruber | Posted 02.01.2014 | Books
Frank Gruber

If one factor epitomizes the disagreement between New Urbanists and Landscape Urbanists as both described and imagined in Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents, that factor would be the difference between a network of streets and a campus.

The Standard Model of Urbanism and How to Argue Over It: Part One of a Review of Landscape Urbanism and Its Discontents

Frank Gruber | Posted 01.27.2014 | Books
Frank Gruber

Many of the essayists in the book, including New Urbanist co-founder Andrés Duany in his introduction, focus on a fundamental dispute in how people view the city. Simply put, does the unbuilt world of nature structure the city, or does the city structure itself?

Landscape Urbanism: The Challenge of Implementation

David Eisen | Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts
David Eisen

Designers will need to team up with scientists, sociologists and engineers -- and bureaucrats and bean counters, too -- if sustainable design solutions are to be pushed beyond the commonplace.

City Shaping II: Will Architecture Go Horizontal?

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Landscape Urbanism sees landscape architecture, rather than architecture, as the design medium more capable of organizing the city and enhancing the urban experience.