10 Land Matters
Common failures of mining site reclamations; the effects of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, on regional greenway plans; a Cornell program to help birds, water, and residents; an app that puts the fate of the Earth at your fingertips, and more.
Edited by Timothy A. Schuler
The fate of the Baird’s sparrow is entirely tied to its increasingly fractured summer habitat in the northern Great Plains; plus, it’s unclear that pomegranates will extend your life, though they definitely can make it more enjoyable.
By Constance Casey
Just Add Nature
For two decades, the Boston Schoolyard Initiative has turned 88 school lots into fun escapes for learning about nature, refining what works best into a design kit of parts.
By Jane Roy Brown
Every Kinda People
The firms space2place and the Office of McFarlane Biggar designed Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, as a living room for people who have no rooms at all while still drawing in the larger community.
By Adam Regn Arvidson, FASLA
The Thin Green Lines
In a plan for downtown San Diego by Spurlock Poirier, streets become skinny linear parks. The plan has been thwarted for now, but its potential for remaking the city is considerable.
By Lydia Lee
New lighting you won’t wait until dark to enjoy.
By Lisa Speckhardt
96 The Chain of Demand
To persuade homeowners and other clients to grow more ecologically suitable plants in place of exotics, there has to be an ample supply of specimens for sale. Right now, there isn’t.
By Carol E. Becker
106 The Storm We Don’t Know
Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, ASLA, is leading a team at City College of New York in modeling future climate-related events to prepare an area hit hard by Hurricane Sandy for weather extremes unlike any yet seen.
By Alex Ulam
120 Trees for Tokyo
Three projects by the office of Studio on Site exalt the power of a leafy canopy in the city and create a physically engrossing experience.
By Tim Waterman
138 The Oudolf Way
A new book of Piet Oudolf’s horticulture focuses on the canvases he has planted with perennials over three decades, particularly at his home in Hummelo, the Netherlands.
By Katarina Katsma, ASLA
Once and Always the Radical
A review of The Landscape Architecture of Richard Haag: From Modern Space to Urban Ecological Design, by Thaïsa Way, ASLA.
By Brice Maryman, ASLA
176 Display Ad Index
177 Buyer’s Guide Index
A new book by Vittoria Di Palma looks at the notion of repellent landscapes.
By Jennifer Reut
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