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Transit: Buenos Aires Puts Feet First

Buenos Aires has a sustainable mobility plan that’s making pedestrians and transit a priority.

By Jimena Martignoni

TRANSIT: Buenos Aires
Peru Street, in Buenos Aires, was transformed into a pedestrian space. Courtesy Cecilia Garros Cardo.

Walking around parts of Buenos Aires can be dizzying, with cars speeding down the large boulevards as people walking find themselves having to race from corner to corner to stay out of their way. Continue reading Transit: Buenos Aires Puts Feet First

A River to Live By

How the Los Angeles River is evolving from a giant storm drain to something much more complex.

By Jennifer Zell, ASLA

The Glendale Narrows. Courtesy Peter Bennett/Green Stock Photos.
The Glendale Narrows, Courtesy Peter Bennett/Green Stock Photos.

 

 

In the early 2000s, if you were to ask L.A. residents about the Los Angeles River, chances are they wouldn’t have known the city has a river, or they might recall the concrete-lined drainage canal that can be seen while driving over downtown bridges. Continue reading A River to Live By

Boston Faces the Rising Sea

Yet another coastal city that’s looking for a way to “avoid the unmanageable and manage the unavoidable.”

By Elizabeth S. Padjen

Can Boston take action—enough action—to protect itself from rising waters before the next big storm? Or will the city tragically require its own Katrina or Sandy in order to muster the will to protect itself against repeated catastrophe? Continue reading Boston Faces the Rising Sea

NPS Aids Qatar with First National Park

American landscape architects helped Qataris set up a framework for their first national park, but the follow-through seemed to disappear into the dunes.

By Craig Pittman

In inlet in the Persian Gulf, in Qatar's Khor Al-Adraid region. Courtesy National Park Service.
Inland Sea in the Persian Gulf, in Qatar’s Khor Al-Adaid region. Courtesy National Park Service.

From the April 2014 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine.

We Americans sometimes take our national parks for granted. After all, we’ve got 59 of them, and they’ve been around since 1872, when President Ulysses S. Grant signed the law creating the first one the world had ever seen, Yellowstone National Park. Continue reading NPS Aids Qatar with First National Park