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.
- “Windbloom Maps the Breeze,” by Zach Mortice. Falon Mihalic’s sculpture charts the atmospheric forces that bind us.
- “Tier Drops,” by Lisa Owens Viani. Water out West is disappearing. Seven states, 30 tribes, and millions of people will need to adjust.
- “How to Grow a Greenway,” by Jane Margolies. For New Orleans’s popular Lafitte Greenway, the plan was just the beginning.
- “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.