16 Land Matters
Drones might make good seed collection and broadcast devices; planning for lost and not-lost persons; a Mississippi town looks to a rail trail for traffic; an Olmsted-Richardson site in Buffalo becomes a new kind of asylum; and more.
Edited by Timothy A. Schuler
The pangolin, long in the tongue and terminally coveted by poachers; also, the cotton plant, which gave rise to industry itself and a tragic American legacy.
By Constance Casey
Carey Clouse, a landscape architect and the author of Farming Cuba, talks about an intricate economy of urban agriculture born of isolation, and how it might change given a thaw in U.S.–Cuba relations.
By Timothy A. Schuler
Tree of Life
With help from a workhorse plant, Jatropha curcas, the Georgia landscape architects Robinson Fisher and Josh Koons have been working to build livelihoods in a Haitian town called Terrier Rouge.
By Kevan Williams
The Express Lane
Chicago’s new linear park on an old rail line, the 606, will open a major new transportation route through the city—and it’s largely funded as one, too.
By Zach Mortice
New plant varieties to ponder this growing season.
By Lisa Speckhardt
The Work of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
By Jennifer Reut
98 A Past, In Pieces
On a historic foundry site in the Hudson River Valley, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects uncovers a story of American industry amid the hushed beauty of a forest floor.
112 Built to Last
The stakes of public design have multiplied hugely since Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects came on the scene more than two decades ago. The firm can take credit for much of that transformation.
118 The Leading Edge
What other cities now want for their waterfronts, they may have first seen in the master plan for Hudson River Park.
126 Degree of Difficulty
The trucks, noise, fumes, and beat-up streets of the Hunts Point food markets in the South Bronx made for just the kind of incorrigible setting Mathews Nielsen could find a way to humanize.
140 Peak Blossom
In April, the cherry trees are blooming in Japan. Ron Henderson, FASLA, has followed their trail from south to north, drawing them in a set of exquisite books.
Introduction by Toru Mitani
To the Finish
A review of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted: The Last Great Projects, 1890-1895 (Volume 9), edited by David Schuyler, Gregory Kaliss, and Jeffery Schlossberg.
By John Dixon Hunt
184 Display Ad Index
185 Buyer’s guide Index
A new documentary on the life of Jens Jensen.
By Jennifer Reut
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