The July 2023 Issue: Fort Negley

ON THE COVER: A master plan in process by HDLA for Fort Negley. Photograph by Sahar Coston-Hardy, Affiliate ASLA.

A look inside of Landscape Architecture Magazine's July 2023 issueFEATURED STORY: “Tracing Bass Street,” by Kofi Boone, FASLA; photography by Sahar Coston-Hardy, Affiliate ASLA.

From its beginnings as a Union fort during the Civil War through New Deal reconstruction and 20th century urban renewal, Nashville’s Fort Negley embodies a complex history that reflects the contradictions of the South. After waves of protest from the fort’s displaced Black descendant community, a master plan by HDLA makes room for their stories to emerge.

Also in the issue:

NOW: Edited by Timothy A. Schuler. Green infrastructure plays well at a Seattle water treatment plant (online July 13); the sculpture formerly known as Marabar finds a new home; an innovative trust for Biohabitats ensures a seat for nature; Exhibit Columbus reflects on Mill Race Park; a resort design by EDSA floats above the mangroves (online July 27), and OSD designs a green link to a new medical school.

MINDS: “Gateway Games,” by Maci Nelson, Associate ASLA. The Landscape Nerd’s Maci Nelson and biochemist Frank Tedeschi explore links between landscape design and Dungeons & Dragons (online July 6).

DETAILS: “Top of the Rock,” by Zach Mortice. Terrain-NYC carves a serene, verdant entryway for a supportive housing center in the Bronx atop a pile of sparkling quartz schist (online July 20).

GOODS: “Power Plants,” edited by Kristen Mastroianni. Eye-popping new releases for gardens and landscapes.

THE BACK: “Finding the Light,” by Jimena Martignoni. Following the commission of a James Turrell Skyspace in Uruguay, a design competition focused attention on the coastal landscape. The winning proposal included a sunken piazza from which the artwork appears to rise, framed by local stone and native plantings.

BOOK REVIEW: Edited by Mimi Zeiger. “Mind the Milieu,” by Julian Raxworthy. A review of Mise-en-Scène: The Lives and Afterlives of Urban Landscapes, by Chris Reed and Mike Belleme.

BACKSTORY: Design Workshop’s linear park takes a meandering approach to manage 100-year storms in an arid zone.

One thought on “The July 2023 Issue: Fort Negley”

  1. I am thankful Fort Negley is featured in your magazine, but “highly disappointed” that my photo and Bill Radcliffe’s photo were left out of the story even thought we were quoted. The ones pictured are part of the story, but it wouldn’t be without our efforts at being advocates for the fort years before. I am also a descendant of one of the soldiers there.
    We were photographed almost a year ago, and we were given the impression that we would be included. I am also a board member at the fort. I introduced Dr. Williams and Jeneene Blackmon to the landscape there, so I am very disappointed we were left out.
    Gary Burke

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