30 Land Matters
A new prison landscape in Iowa; a lost emerald returning to Boston’s necklace; the Rebuild by Design competition looks to rethink development in NYC post-Sandy; and two postgraduate guys who decided to redesign Dublin’s riverfront, and may well do so. Also, remembering James van Sweden.
Edited by Adam Regn Arvidson, FASLA
What’s happening to the junipers of Scotland (it’s not good); plus, wild turkeys, seldom where you want them and often where you don’t.
By Constance Casey
The Sandy Squad
After Hurricane Sandy battered New York’s parks, a new team was detailed to take stock of unprecedented damage and start to put things back together. At some point, their work could be a playbook for postdisaster cleanup.
By Linda McIntyre
Fresh takes on garden staples.
By Lisa Speckhardt
130 The New Extremes
The forecast is for heavier rains, bigger cyclones, and more intense wildfires. New and finer-grained climate models can help landscape architects confront the localized effects of climate change with increasing certainty.
By Paul Coseo
138 Square One
Six years after being leveled by a tornado bigger than it was, Greensburg, Kansas, began rebuilding from nothing. BNIM’s landscape architecture studio helped steer the town toward a new future grounded in renewable energy and sustainable design.
By Adam Regn Arvidson, FASLA
154 Permafrost Frontier
Amid the slow turmoil of warming at the edge of the Arctic Circle, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, FASLA, designed the grounds of a new community school with the highest form of security—food security—as her priority.
By Anne Raver
172 The Edge of the World
In Rotterdam’s massive new land-creation project on the North Sea coast by H+N+S, imperatives merged to ensure that the city remains Europe’s largest port and stays safe from rising waters.
By Jessica Bridger
188 Sooner or Later at Seaside
An experimental effort by Alexander J. Felson, ASLA, to protect a shoreline neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, from frequent flooding shows how hard it is to make a whole community appreciate the existential threat of climate change.
By Arthur Allen
198 Think or Swim
Around the Matanzas River basin in coastal Florida, researchers and the public are in the middle of a multifaceted process of understanding how encroaching waters over time will change their surroundings and what adaptations may be possible.
By Jonathan Lerner
214 The Life of Kiley
At the centenary of Dan Kiley’s birth, the Cultural Landscape Foundation is bringing out a fresh photographic retrospective of his work.
By Jennifer Reut
A review of Landscape Urbanism and Its Discontents, edited by Andrés Duany and Emily Talen, and Charter of the New Urbanism, Emily Talen, editor.
By John King
258 Display Ad Index
260 Buyer’s guide Index
The Risk Picture
AECOM tells federal officials where floods could increase.
By Jennifer Reut