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Dec 18, 2012
There are many reasons why landscape architecture "has gained stature in the public's imagination..." With that said, here are 2012's notable developments in the field.
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Nov 26, 2012
As landscape architect Peter Walker sees it, the intense light reflecting off Museum Tower, onto the Nasher Sculpture Center is an attack on the center's garden, building and art.
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Nov 2, 2012
John Paulson's recent gift to New York's Central Park, the largest bequest ever to a city park, has drawn considerable praise and, surprisingly, some blowback.
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Sep 12, 2012
It may come as a shock to some, but New York's Central Park is not an act of God.
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Aug 9, 2012
How does demolishing a site-specific sculpture honoring their land conservation program make New Jersey green?
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Jun 18, 2012
The success of New York's High Line has generated much conversation about the so-called "High Line effect."
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May 2, 2012
The garden is among the rarest examples of post-World War II Japanese private gardens in the country.
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Apr 10, 2012
Modernism, despite the popularity of Mad Men and shelter magazines like Dwell, is under assault.
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Mar 12, 2012
Good news for landscape architects: your employment prospects are better than those of building architects and your work is appreciated more than ever - think of the High Line.
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Jan 31, 2012
Entrepreneurial public-private partnerships and some deep-pocketed donors are pumping new life into New York and Philadelphia civic spaces - what about Boston?
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