12 Land Matters
The full view of a freedmen’s settlement in Brooklyn; North Carolina’s ambition for a statewide trail network; a new global map of cities’ freshwater sources; and more.
Edited by Adam Regn Arvidson, FASLA
Puffins prefer to do almost everything in the ocean, but the waters where they live are warming. Plus, sometimes it’s called wicker, but in fact it’s rattan, and supplies are thinning.
By Constance Casey
An Oak Stalker, Still at Large
There are as yet no successful eradication strategies for the pathogen that causes sudden oak death, which has dozens of host species, so scientists are looking ever harder at ways to prevent its spread.
By Lisa Owens Viani
Have Tree, Will Travel
Some conservationists are relocating certain plants that they fear won’t survive climate change in their current habitats. It’s tricky trying to create populations rather than plantations.
By Kevan Williams
Outdoor fixtures in sleek shapes and styles.
By Lisa Speckhardt
74 Run Dry
Worries about water in California are now critical after three extremely dry years. A deepening drought is making the state’s imbalances between supply and demand grow starker. Yet in certain places, things seem to go on as ever.
By Bill Marken, Honorary ASLA
86 The Middle Of Trauma
The public’s embrace of a new memorial to thousands of people killed in Mexico’s drug war is less equivocal than the reconciliation the memorial is supposed to bring about.
By Jimena Martignoni
96 Salvation in a Grain of Sand
The owners of a notable Long Island beach house began to forge a truce with the rising sea in 1998. Their adaptation continues on a hypnotic landscape by LaGuardia Design, while the trials of many people around them are only beginning.
By Mac Griswold
108 Chicago Fell In Love
After a decade’s seasoning and some inevitable alterations, the Lurie Garden has matured into the muscular yet delicate set piece that Chicago’s spectacular lakefront deserves.
By Thaïsa Way, ASLA
124 The Other End Of The Tracks
What people have feared about rail to trail proposals over time has proved to be much worse than what new trails actually bring.
By Silas Chamberlin
A review of The Landscape Imagination: Collected Essays of James Corner 1990-2010, James Corner and Alison Bick Hirsch, editors.
By Julia Czerniak, ASLA
164 Display Ad Index
165 Buyer’s Guide Index
Out of Sight
A filmmaker talks about her documentary on buried urban rivers.
By Katarina Katsma, ASLA
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