Nashville’s unheralded civil rights story gets a second telling.
Witness Walls is composed of two different types of concrete walls, one with soft, impressionistic imagery and the other with sharper image contrasts. Photo by Stacey Irvin.
Many cities where African Americans fought for equality in the 1950s and 1960s are associated with violence: Selma, Memphis, Birmingham. Nashville wasn’t such a place.
Continue reading Walter Hood’s (Extra)Ordinary Witness
Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway has finally gotten what it always needed—time.
An aerial view into Wharf District Parks.
Call it the Emptyway. That was the headline of a 2009
Boston Globe article lamenting the perceived failure of Boston’s Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, which had opened a year earlier atop the city’s infamous “Big Dig.” Continue reading The Big Sprig
Think of the city not as postapocalyptic. Think of it as pre-urban.
Don’t think of the city as post-apocalyptic. Think of it as pre-urban. Credit: Detroit Future City
Erin Kelly, Associate ASLA, was giving me the side eye.
Continue reading Detroit from the Ground Up
Landscape architecture students struggle to balance student debt with career realities.
When John Crespo, Student ASLA, was applying to master of landscape architecture programs a few years ago, his target list ranged far and wide, from Texas A&M to Kansas State, University of Illinois, and Cornell University.
Continue reading Value Subtracted
In sustainability programs and smart growth, some people see a United Nations plot to take over your community. By Linda McIntyre
The commissioners of Baldwin County, Alabama, are set to decide this month whether to file the comprehensive county plan the commission adopted in July 2009—a plan that cost $280,000—in the garbage can.
Continue reading The Utterly Meaningless Agenda 21
Ten ways the new ADA regulations will affect landscape architects. By Daniel Jost, ASLA
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
A major upgrade to the fine points of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has gone into effect, and landscape architects will have to take note of the many changes that will affect their work.
Continue reading A More Accessible Exterior (2010)