8 Land Matters
Prefab housing for animals; the defined benefits of wildlife crossings; a new city plan for Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, with input from dog sledders; a scale to weigh the environmental impacts of specialty crops, and more.
Edited by Adam Regn Arvidson, FASLA
Where indigo grew, the color of money was blue; plus, the naked mole rat, notable for several reasons, including its social network.
By Constance Casey
Mami Hara, ASLA, is second in command at the Philadelphia Water Department, and she’s winning converts to the city’s green infrastructure plan and to landscape architecture.
By Linda McIntyre
The Measure of Moisture
A proper soil specification factors in how well soil holds or drains water. Landscape architects should know these quick field tests to help predict a soil’s performance.
By James R. Urban, FASLA
Watching Us Watching Them
At the Philadelphia Zoo, animals have a new circuit of paths to roam around.
By Jonathan Lerner
The Greater Midwest
In Chicago, Douglas Hoerr, FASLA, plants for the bleakest times of year, which makes the richest times pretty stunning, too.
By Bill Marken, Honorary ASLA
Highlights from the fall Maison&Objet show in Paris.
By Lisa Speckhardt
78 Olin Lives Here
The firm has a string of new cultural projects in its hometown of Philadelphia. But its partners want more than high design.
84 Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The making of a fine-arts axis.
86 New Site, Same Dream
What the Barnes Foundation brought downtown.
96 Through the Gate
The Rodin Museum remembers what it forgot.
102 Three Wishes
The Philadelphia Museum of Art got new parking, a sculpture garden, and a Sol LeWitt all at once.
108 Follow the Lines
The fix is nigh for Dilworth Plaza.
By Frank Edgerton Martin
114 Special Interests
A few new parks follow the clout in Center City, Philadelphia.
By Inga Saffron
126 Running In Place
At the heart of the University of Pennsylvania, the new Shoemaker Green, designed by Andropogon, makes way for students, sports, and stormwater.
By Jennifer Reut
142 Versailles’s Very Own
The André Le Nôtre quadricentennial.
By Thaïsa Way, ASLA
A review of Unearthed: The Landscapes of Hargreaves Associates, by Karen M’Closkey, ASLA.
Reviewed by Jane Amidon, ASLA
166 Display Ad Index
167 Buyer’s Guide Index
Farms on Top
The good, the bad, and the edible of rooftop ag.
By Jennifer Reut