10 Land Matters
A dam removed and recovered ground in Columbus, Ohio; the piecing together of a Minnesota river trail for bikes; a student proposal to pack trees into leftover freeway zones; the stunted potential of the Federal Choice Neighborhoods Program, and more.
Edited by Adam Regn Arvidson, FASLA
The burrowing owl, with its unusual domestic ways, is under pressure for habitat; plus, manzanita takes numerous forms, but you’ll know it by its reddish bark.
By Constance Casey
Do Over…and Over
On the iPad, you can sketch ideas easily, and in layers, with Morpholio Trace 2.0. So far, it’s the best digital alternative to rolls of yellow paper.
By Brett Lezon, Associate ASLA
Marcel Wilson, ASLA, set up his office in San Francisco with an avid disregard for professional boundaries, except where he can blur them.
By Jonathan Lerner
Researchers around the country are working to develop that sacred article: grasses for lawns without the guilt of heavy water use, chemicals, or monoculture.
By Thomas Christopher
Delightful outdoor lights by Marcel Wanders, Yves Béhar, Inga Sempé, and others.
By Lisa Speckhardt
The Lighting Issue
84 Under Glow
Lighting the National September 11 Memorial at Ground Zero took some high-stakes experimentation by Fisher Marantz Stone.
By Jane Margolies
94 A Real Blast
The lighting designer of the shuttered Bethlehem Steel plant, Hervé Descottes, wants people to “feel the burn” of its past.
By Tom Stoelker
108 Highway and Byway
At East River Park, an elevated six-lane road turns out to be an illuminated asset.
By Alan G. Brake
122 Red Alert
The lighting designer Linnaea Tillett’s message encoded in the Syracuse streetscape is simple: Pay attention!
By Alex Ulam
134 The Night Is Young
After dark, the Yards Park, in Washington, D.C., is as much a revelation as it is by day.
By Bradford McKee
154 Lives in Letters
Molly Woodward, a camera-carrying graphic designer, has been capturing old signs to document vanishing vernacular “typescapes.”
By Michael Cannell
A review of the six-volume A Cultural History of Gardens, edited by Michael Leslie and John Dixon Hunt.
By Mara Miller
172 ASLA Continuing Education
Planting Soils for Landscape Architecture Projects
192 Display Ad Index
193 Buyer’s guide Index
Night in Day
A new show at LACMA lets you see in the dark.