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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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Dec 22, 2011
The year-end list-o-mania and the email carpet-bombing of "Best" "Worst" "Top Ten" lists, etc. strained our global server capacity.
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Oct 25, 2011
Excitement has turned to disappointment in Minneapolis, and what's happening there should be a warning about safeguarding transparency in public process and civic debate.
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Oct 7, 2011
If you think disco diva Cheryl Lynn is about to pop up and start singing "... to be real" everywhere you go, it's probably because the concept of authenticity is now almost ubiquitous.
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Sep 14, 2011
The transformation of the urban core, as I've written before, is hot, hot, hot.
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Jul 17, 2011
There's good news and bad news for landscape architecture.
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Jun 23, 2011
Nostalgia is suddenly under siege - particularly in the guise of historic preservation.
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Apr 1, 2011
Last week saw the passing of a distinct American icon -- it wasn't a movie star, stage actor, trusted political confidant or mysterious artist -- it was an elm tree in Brookline, MA.
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