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'Urbanism Without Effort' — Are urban designers trying too hard?

Attempts at "placemaking" have been at the center of attention for urbanists for some time now. But is it really possible to "make" places? How successfully can architects and urban planners design strong communities into existence?...

source: By Lucy Wallwork
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Written by Damian Holmes, Founder and Editor of World Landscape Architecture (WLA). Connect on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/damianholmes/ Landscape Architects, when working in private and public organizations, often have various job titles however, in many...

source: By Damian Holmes, Founder and Editor of World Landscape Architecture

The Storm King Art Center, a 500-acre open-air sculpture park in Cornwall, New York, has engaged a team of landscape architects and architects as part of a $45 million revitalization effort. In the works are a new entry sequence, an art-fabrication space and a renewed,...

source: The Dirt

On a recent morning in New Orleans, church parishioners, employees on loan from local businesses, and sailors in town for Navy Week were among the 130 volunteers who showed up to plant 100 cypress trees in a bioswale on the Lafitte Greenway. It was the first installment...

source: Landscape Architecture Magazine

Writing in Bloomberg CityLab, Patrick Sisson reports on efforts to protect Battery Park City from catastrophic flooding like the kind that devastated parts of New York during Hurricane Sandy. As Sisson writes, local residents want authorities...

source: Planetizen

Veronica Westendorff, PLA, ASLA, SITES AP writes: To learn more about the impacts of climate change on our growing cities, I began to research some of the challenges that urban areas are experiencing as they grow. In addition to housing,...

source: The Field

Edge effects are the changes in biodiversity that occur inside the space surrounding the shared edge of two or more distinct ecosystems. This transitional zone rich in biodiversity is known as the ecotone; examples are between woodlands and plains, forests and mountains,...

source: Treehugger

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