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Feb 12, 2015
Please don't approve the taking of public parkland for the site of the Obama Presidential Library.
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Jan 12, 2015
On January 6, 2015 the University of Chicago put forth a proposal to utilize public parkland for the site of a proposed Presidential Library.
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Dec 10, 2014
Can you guess the most notable developments of 2014? You might be surprised.
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Oct 6, 2014
Versailles-designer Andre Le Nôtre influenced one of the greatest Postwar landscape architects.
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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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