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To Become More Resilient, Boston Takes a “Landscape First” Approach
East Boston flood scenarios Coastal Resilience Solutions for East Boston and Charlestown StossInstead of simply responding to catastrophe Boston is getting out front on climate change As part of its Climate Ready Boston plan the city of aims to act fast and protect two coastal neighborhoods most vulnerable to rising sea levels and storms East Boston and Charlestown New plans for these neighborhoods explain how a simple fix like creating a temporary flood wall at the coastal end of the East Boston Greenway at a cost of just would protect residents businesses and critical infrastructure and result in million in
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Infinite Suburbia
THE DIRT 17-01-2018 16:11
Infinite Suburbia
Until recently our city s margins were neglected by researchers Precisely how much neglect seems to have corresponded with the margin s distance from its urban core the city s beating heart and a real draw for analytical minds But Infinite Suburbia a mammoth collection of essays edited by MIT landscape architecture professor Alan Berger geographer Joel Kotkin and environmental urbanist Celina Balderas Guzman seeks to elevate the discourse on our suburbs The compendium is the result of a yearlong study at MIT s Center for Advanced Urbanism and like suburbia itself is sprawling often beautiful and a bit relentless
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Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (January 1 – 15)
A view of the Obama Presidential Center campus shows a proposed promenade along the Lagoon at the east side of the campus with the Museum Building and the Museum of Science Industry beyond Obama FoundationThe Fraught Future of Monuments Co Design Let s get this out of the way Public space is and always has been political Public spaces are the sites of protest the places we exercise democracy Dallas Is Finally Talking About Bicycles The Dallas Morning News The other day I once again found myself discussing dockless bike share Someone said the only thing anyone in Dallas is
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For Darwina Neal FASLA the first woman president of the American Society of Landscape Architects ASLA it made perfect sense that the inaugural Cultural Landscapes lecture at the National Building Museum a lecture series Neal sponsored and created would feature a new documentary on Beatrix Farrand the only woman to be among the founding members of ASLA The -minute documentary was created by six-time Emmy Award-winning film maker Karyl Evans Beatrix Farrand who was born in and passed away in designed over landscape commissions over years The film features her most celebrated works including Dumbarton Oaks in Washington D C
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Book Review: Cityscapes of New Orleans
LSU PressSet Tulane University professor Richard Campanella down at any intersection in New Orleans and he can likely deduce what economic political or environmental forces determined that street s spatial qualities This knowledge and much else has been inscribed in Campanella s latest book Cityscapes of New Orleans Cityscapes is a compendium of essays that examines New Orleans landscape through the lenses of design planning and history It is more than a rote demonstration of knowledge though The book is an energetic engagement with Campanella s two great passions New Orleans and geography Geography though it has taken a backseat
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Fog That Doesn’t Obscure
Fog Garden at the Fountain of the Fairs Queens NY Quennell Rothschild PartnersWhat can be done with a -acre series of three derelict reflecting pools in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens New York Instead of restoring them at great expense resulting in excessive water and energy use landscape architects with New York-based Quennell Rothschild Partners had an ingenious idea Turn them into a amphitheater water play space and a fog garden which will generate a four-foot-high field of fog or if the NYC parks department so chooses waves of fog with a fraction of the water used by the
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Most Popular DIRT Posts of 2017
DesignIntelligenceAs we look forward to covering new stories on the built and natural environments this year here s a look back at the most popular DIRT posts of Coverage of conferences including the American Planning Association APA Greenbuild Earth Optimism Summit and Biophilic Leadership Summit attracted the greatest interest And news on the health benefits of nature and the fate of Modernist landscapes were widely read Always worth mentioning We are looking for original op-eds particularly from member landscape architects designers and planners on topics that inspire you If interested please email us at info asla org DesignIntelligence Landscape Architecture
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Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (December 16 – 31)
A resident walking at the Cottages at Hickory Crossing Dallas Skylar Fike via CityLabHalprin s Heritage Park Plaza in Texas Will Receive Complete Restoration The Architect s Newspaper Landscape architect Lawrence Halprin loved cities so it was only fitting that his cliffside Fort Worth Texas commission Heritage Park Plaza HPP was the first-ever item on the National Register of Historic Places designated solely as landscape architecture Preparing Trees to Go From Green Pastures to the Concrete Jungle The Washington Post The rolling hills of the Casey Tree Farm in Clarke County Va seem a million miles and a distant age
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