Joseph J. Lalli, FASLA, the chairman and former president of the firm EDSA, died October 25 at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a brief illness. He was 71. Continue reading Joseph J. Lalli, 1943-2014
When sound becomes your design medium, the landscape becomes your venue.
By Michael Dumiak
Probably not for the first time in his 40-year career, the Austrian architect Bernhard Leitner is explaining that he’s not a musician. “My background is in architecture. I’m an architect,” he says. “But I was always very interested in the musical experiments of people like Iannis Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luigi Nono.” Continue reading Bernhard Leitner’s Field Compositions
Buenos Aires has a sustainable mobility plan that’s making pedestrians and transit a priority.
By Jimena Martignoni
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
Digital ideation is made easy with Morpholio Digital Trace 2.0.
By Brett Lezon
The design process will always feature pen and trace—at least to some extent. Continue reading Do Over. . .and Over: Morpholio Trace 2.0
This year’s bill cuts funding to major conservation programs for the first time since 1985.
By Arthur Allen
Environmental issues don’t always focus the minds of the people who write the nation’s farm bills. A 2012 report showing that corn and soy plantings had chewed up 1.3 million acres of grassland in the upper Midwest raised hardly an eyebrow in Congress. Perhaps unsurprising, it took people with guns to draw the legislators’ attention to conservation. Continue reading The Not-so-Great New Farm Bill
Lauren Mandel on the future of urban farming.
Lauren Mandel is one of rooftop agriculture’s more ardent cheerleaders, but also one of its most helpful handicappers. Her new book, Eat Up: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture is a complete guide to making rooftop agriculture work at various scales, and she’s not afraid to let people know about the challenges as well as benefits. We talked with Mandel about what’s going on in rooftop ag today and how farms are showing up in the most unlikely places. Continue reading Rooftop Farming Goes Mainstream