On Climate

Landscape architects have been working on issues of sustainability and resiliency for the last century.

Reporting on projects and approaches to sea-level rise, extreme drought,  urban heat islands, flooding, and wildfires has raised public awareness of the vital work landscape architects are doing to help communities adapt to climate change.


  • “Together for the Terroir,” by Jennifer Reut. In California’s wine country, a landscape architect helps farmers and residents prepare for wildfires.



  • “Tier Drops,” by Lisa Owens Viani. Water out West is disappearing. Seven states, 30 tribes, and millions of people will need to adjust.



  • “Banking on Borrowed Land,” by Erin Kelly. Balancing rural and urban needs, climate change, and chronic underfunding, the land trust industry is in a moment of reckoning.

The Magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects