8 Land Matters
A pop-up park is a cabaret in Camden, New Jersey; a quest to find play voids in cities; a Minnesota lake’s overly rich diet of old phosphorus; Barry Diller’s new pet project in the Hudson River; and more.
Edited by Adam Regn Arvidson, FASLA
The global spread of eucalyptus, “fuel tanks wrapped in kindling.” Plus, koalas: indolent, sharp-clawed, and anything but care bears.
By Constance Casey
The Dust Settlement
Regulators in charge of clearing up clouds of particulates blowing off the dried-up Owens Lake in California have reached their ultimate solution: till the lake bed, then flood it gently.
By Anne Raver
What Ecodistricts Need
Comprehensive schemes for ecodistricts promise greener neighborhoods in ways that avoid regulatory and developer whims. A big hurdle remains in furnishing their heavy utilities.
By Brian Barth, Affiliate ASLA
Life in the Dirt
What to know about exudates, cation exchange, tilth, and other vital and all but invisible factors on which thriving soil depends.
By James Sottilo
66 House Call
Among the Vines
It’s one thing to live in Napa Valley, and another entirely to make your house blend seamlessly with surrounding vineyards. Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture made it happen.
By Bill Marken, Honorary ASLA
Set in Rows
If you must have bollards, at least make them good ones.
By Lisa Speckhardt
84 A Hand Up, A Hand Down
Set-aside programs for women-owned landscape architecture firms often help some break into projects they might not have otherwise, but they also involve their share of chagrin.
By Fred A. Bernstein
92 !melk Man
Jerry Van Eyck, ASLA, didn’t move from the Netherlands to set up !melk, his landscape architecture and design firm in Manhattan. But it would have been a decent bet if he had, considering the growing book of public space and park business he has going.
By Alan G. Brake
110 Soft Landing
On Miami’s shoreline of Biscayne Bay, ArquitectonicaGEO has set the stage for a native plant community and flood control around the grounds of a new art museum by Herzog & de Meuron.
By Beth Dunlop
126 Everything on the Table
With the Älvsjö Flatbed in 2001, James Corner was proposing not a design, but a revelatory working method.
By Pierre Bélanger, ASLA
Right into the Ground
A review of Natural Burial: Landscape, Practice, and Experience, by Andy Clayden, Trish Green, Jenny Hockey, and Mark Powell.
By Scheri Fultineer, ASLA
156 Display Ad Index
157 Buyer’s Guide Index
The writing on the website Re:form offers reminders that everything is designed.
By Jennifer Reut
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