Category Archives: Planning

Rahm Emanuel’s Giveaway

Only Olmsted park space will do for the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum.

By Bradford McKee

Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, has said he will move “heaven and earth” to bring the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum to his city. As has become apparent in a rather tacky local drama, Emanuel, a former White House chief of staff for President Obama, is not going to let Frederick Law Olmsted get in his way, either. Continue reading Rahm Emanuel’s Giveaway

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

Dredge in Many Flavors

An award-winning student project shows off dredged materials’ potential to restore habitats and reconnect the city.

Edison Park Site Proposal: A raised circulation system embraces a contained dredge production facility. Images courtesy of Matthew D. Moffitt.
Edison Park Site Proposal: A raised circulation system embraces a contained dredge production facility. Images courtesy of Matthew D. Moffitt.

The Penn State undergraduate Matthew Moffitt won the 2013 ASLA Student Award of Excellence in General Design by showing that not all dredge is created equal. Continue reading Dredge in Many Flavors