Welcome to February! Seasonal affective disorder, the malady common to this month’s dreary days, can be treated by looking at Santa Monica’s newest public space, Tongva Park, by James Corner Field Operations, on the cover of this month’s LAM. (For the cure, you will have to make your way to the park itself.) In Queens, a new waterfront park is built tough to take the threat of flooding head-on at Hunter’s Point South, designed by Thomas Balsley Associates and Weiss/Manfredi. A new homeless shelter in Portland, Oregon, has an excellent courtyard designed by Mayer/Reed specifically to encourage people in need to come inside for help. Along with the regular features in Goods, Books, and Species, the Now section features stories on reclaiming urban alleys and forums for urban design addicts, and Peter Harnik and Ryan Donahue of the Trust for Public Land examine why it’s so hard to get a new park built in the San Francisco Bay area. You can read the full table of contents for February here or preview the digital issue of the February LAM here.
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Follow the the LAM blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed (@landarchmag), as we’ll be ungating some of the February issue as the month rolls out.Credits: Mission Creek Sports Court, Courtesy Ming Deng, Marta Fry Landscape Architects; Green Roof Bed Layers: Materials Assembly, Courtesy Gritlab; Tongva Park, Tim Street-Porter; Mesquite Trees, Adam Barbe, ASLA/Courtesy Ten Eyck Landscape Architects; Hunter’s Point South, Wade Zimmerman; Bud Clark Commons Plant Palette, Courtesy Mayer/Reed.