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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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Feb 11, 2013
Kiley was among the most important, influential and personally idiosyncratic landscape architects of the 20th century and designer of more than 1,100 projects - yet today he is not well known.
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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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