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As part of an ongoing effort to make content more accessible, LAM will be making select stories available to readers in Spanish. For a full list of translated articles, please click here. BY JENNIFER REUT FROM THE MAY 2020 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE.   There are a lot of different kinds of roads in […]

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BY MIMI ZEIGER FROM THE NOVEMBER 2018 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE.   Guiding the transition of San Francisco’s Presidio from military base to national park may be the standout accomplishment of the landscape architect and parks administrator William Penn Mott Jr., who assumed the helm of the U.S. National Park Service in 1985, but […]

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NOVEMBER 2016

14 Inside 16 Land Matters FOREGROUND 22 Now Long Island’s Jones Beach State Park gets an update; a green alleys take on Dubuque’s stormwater; silt from an old dam makes new habitats; some trees store water better than others; and more. Edited by Timothy A. Schuler 46 Materials The Right Path Decomposed granite was used […]

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In San Francisco, much of the hotted-up dialogue around the unfolding redevelopment competition for Crissy Field can be pinned on filmmaker George Lucas and his proposal for a Lucas Cultural Arts Museum in the heart of the vaunted Presidio. The competition, to replace the old commissary building with a cultural institution on the Crissy Field […]

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A monthly roundup of the news, dispatches, and marginalia that caught our eye. The LAM staff dives into this month’s news and views in the first Queue of the year, including a vacant lot project in Detroit that could unite barbers and landscape contractors, Brazil’s hopeful rails-to-trails project, and a collection of short films about the environment.   CATCHING UP WITH… […]

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A monthly roundup of the news, dispatches, and marginalia that caught our eye. In the November Queue, the LAM staff sees the real Keystone XL story go viral, learns about the most-wanted environmental fugitives, laments that the Arctic may truly be “ice-free” by 2020, and daydreams about an enchanting bike ride inspired by a starry, starry […]

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George Lucas, the filmmaker famous for the Star Wars franchise, can’t seem to catch a break. First, his bid to build a museum to house his vast populist art collection, along with memorabilia from his films, on Crissy Field in San Francisco’s Presidio fell through when the Presidio Trust “decided not to pursue any of the […]

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