8 Land Matters
Skylights for salmon in Seattle; the growth of crowdfunding in civic projects; new research on kids’ walks or rides (or not) to school; a landscape architecture graduate alone back home in Santo Domingo, and more.
Edited by Adam Regn Arvidson, FASLA
Why the western fence lizard may protect you from Lyme infection; plus, what the plant known as rattlesnake master does, in fact, help control.
By Constance Casey
Having written for years about cars for the New York Times, Micheline Maynard is now writing about how they’re going away.
By Michael Cannell
Plowshares into Policies
Until recently, the push for urban farming has mostly come from the trenches (or rooftops). Now cities are officially starting to bring urban agriculture into the regulatory fold.
By Brian Barth
Rocky Mountain Guy
Richard Shaw’s planting designs draw from the native patterns and textures of plants that thrive in arid western landscapes.
By Bill Marken, Honorary ASLA
The Soft Side
Fabrics go outside to play with fresh textures, forms, and colors.
By Lisa Speckhardt
72 Common Wealth
West 8 designed the new Máximapark outside Utrecht with an Escheresque pergola, lyrical bridges, and a garden by Piet Oudolf. But the people of the neighborhood are who bring its public spirit.
By Tim Waterman
90 Zoar and the Corps
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers almost removed the tiny, 19th-century Ohio town of Zoar to solve a flooding threat. But Zoar’s foundation as an enterprising town of religious separatists has won out.
By Anne Raver
106 Found Energy
Cliff Garten’s journey from artist to landscape architect helps him locate the distinctive charges of sites for his public projects.
By Lydia Lee
120 Nature’s Salary
Jimmy Wohl is being paid to help repair an ecosystem. It’s a form of reparation that is becoming a bona fide market.
By Jonathan Lerner
128 Here All Along
In The Oldest Living Things in the World, the artist Rachel Sussman goes looking for the ancient and the extraordinary.
This Land Is My Land
A review of Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership, by Andro Linklater.
By Kim Sorvig
164 Display Ad Index
165 Buyer’s Guide Index
The Art of Extinction
A new installation at MassMOCA on loss.
By Jennifer Reut