16 Land Matters
A nonscientist studies approaches to protecting endangered species; one student’s take on reusing contaminated military sites; the problem with ecological “disturbance”; the need to study landscape failures; and more.
Edited by Adam Regn Arvidson, FASLA
The copperhead, a “gregarious” snake feared out of proportion to the threat it poses; plus, the extremely rare and closely guarded Strydom’s yam.
By Constance Casey
The Big Test for Buenos Aires
Massive urban flooding in 2013 in Buenos Aires and nearby La Plata, Argentina, have added urgency to alleviating the dangers caused by poor planning, and by an utter lack of it.
By Jimena Martignoni
The Origin of Pistia
For years, the rampant spread of pistia, or water lettuce, in Florida’s waterways has been fought as a battle against a relentless invader. One ecologist, though, raises the question of whether the plant has always made a home there.
By Kevan Williams
Bernard Trainor, ASLA, immediately fell in awe of California and its tough vegetation. That does not mean his planting designs leave behind his favorites from his native Australia.
By Bill Marken, Honorary ASLA
Lose your shoes on these intriguing surfaces.
By Lisa Speckhardt
To reckon with the increasingly common choice of cremation, the historic Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis commissioned Halvorson Design Partnership and HGA to design a modern garden and mausoleum to suit the timeless ritual of burial.
By Adam Regn Arvidson, FASLA
112 At Liberty
There is no point competing with the swirl of life on the stately streets of Paris. In a near-total remaking of the Place de la République, TVK with Martha Schwartz Partners and AREAL Landscape Architecture went for radical subtlety.
By Tim Waterman
128 A River To Live By
For years, activists and designers have been pushing to turn the Los Angeles River from a hard-edged disgrace back into a thriving waterway the city can enjoy. Finally, at the highest levels of officialdom, real changes seem near.
By Jennifer Zell, ASLA
146 Ways Through
The artist Scott Conarroe follows the rails of North America.
A review of Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City, by Robert A. M. Stern, David Fishman, and Jacob Tilove.
By Alex Krieger
180 Display Ad Index
181 Buyer’s Guide Index
Cut and Dried
The new transcription project at the Smithsonian Institution’s herbarium runs on crowdsourcing.
By Jennifer Reut
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