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Aug 26, 2014
The proposed Frick Collection expansion would raze an important Russell Page garden, which museum officials say was "temporary." Turns out, that's not the case.
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Jun 27, 2014
An exquisite garden by the great British landscape architect Russell Page will be lost if the museum's expansion goes as planned.
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Jun 17, 2014
New York City’s High Line has been deemed a success for spurring commercial and residential development – but how else is success being measured?
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Apr 30, 2014
Should the horses and carriages of New York's Central Park be banished? The proposal, initially floated by the city's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has set off a firestorm.
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Feb 11, 2014
A new proposal would open the Museum of Modern Art's famed sculpture garden to the public, but can the garden handle the traffic?
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Jan 7, 2014
The discussion surrounding proposed development at Crissy Field in San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area deserves national attention.
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Dec 4, 2013
In surveying the year in landscape architecture, "aptness," a word favored by the great Modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley seems appropriate.
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Jun 19, 2013
An intense debate has arisen over privatizing public space at Flushing Meadow Corona Park, site of two World's Fairs.
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Jun 3, 2013
Canada's largest city is undergoing the most ambitious level of development in generations and landscape architecture is leading the charge.
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Mar 18, 2013
Embracing home food production, urban farming, productive gardens and more, urban agriculture has evolved - and it's hot.
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