JULY 2020

8 Inside

10 Land Matters


14 Now
Dogged designers and community members transform San Francisco’s leftover spaces; the pandemic turns up in business indicators; a low-barrier tech tool helps remote teaching; Chicago’s Resilient Corridors tailors green infrastructure to community wants; and more.
Edited by Timothy A. Schuler

34 Interview
Law in the Land
The author and legal scholar Jedediah Purdy’s new book, This Land Is Our Land, sifts through contradictory assumptions about our ties to the environment.
By Scott Geiger, Affiliate ASLA

42 Planning
Midas’s Touch
Conservationists strike an uneasy alliance with a mining company that wants to clean up and restore habitat near an old gold mine—so it can restart mining operations.
By Timothy A. Schuler

54 Goods
Lights Out
Illumination to make the night last longer.
By Emily Cox


64 All Ours
A photographic essay of Washington, D.C.’s First Amendment spaces under threat by the government.
Photography by Sahar Coston-Hardy, Affiliate ASLA
Text by Thaïsa Way, FASLA

82  After Extraordinary Conditions
With a small landscape architecture practice and a gimlet eye, the author makes her way around the city of Tbilisi, Georgia, during the coronavirus lockdown.
By Sarah Cowles
Photography by Dina Oganova


96 Leases to Destroy
The current administration has formulated an assault on public lands that is unprecedented. Here’s what we stand to lose.
By Katharine Logan

110 Books of Interest

124 Advertiser Index

125 Advertisers by Product Category

136 Backstory
Wash at Will
Without access to handwashing, homeless populations can’t stay healthy, so a team of designers stepped in.
By Haniya Rae

The Magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects