18 Land Matters
A clever “blue-green” roof rises to Philadelphia’s strict stormwater standards; wildlife is more than welcome at one California winery; East Harlem residents hedge against displacement; and more.
Edited by Timothy A. Schuler
After the near extinction of the American chestnut in the 20th century, scientists continue to try to produce a new kind of tree for a new kind of world; plus, the Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur is a real huddler, and perhaps a little too like humans.
By Constance Casey
Separated bike lanes, or cycle tracks, seem like a dream to cyclists in cities, but they have to be well connected to make any difference.
By G. Ryan Smith, ASLA
By publishing design journals, landscape architecture students form agendas that articulate their own specific design culture.
By Zach Mortice
Fun in the Shade
A range of stylish options for overhead protection.
By Katarina Katsma, ASLA
86 Better Luck This Time
Last month, a civic group in Los Angeles chose Agence Ter to redesign Pershing Square—a park over a garage—in the center of downtown. It will be the site’s fifth (at least)do-over since 1866 because the park has never seemed to satisfy anyone for long.
By Nate Berg
102 Still Here
At South Cove in Battery Park City in the late 1980s, Susan Child, FASLA; Stanton Eckstut; and Mary Miss tried new design approaches that now seem familiar in waterside parks. They’re now at their full glory.
By Jane Margolies
118 There’s Room
Dutch officials have been undertaking a national project to reshape their rivers for a forecast of higher water in a low country.
By Tim Waterman
136 So Happy Together
A couple of hit commissions have given rise to a new one for Piet Oudolf at the Somerset outpost of the Hauser & Wirth art gallery.
By Daniel Elsea
146 A Museum on Two Feet
In Arizona, the Museum of Walking and its founder, Angela Ellsworth, consider the ways the world is on exhibit when you walk.
By Mimi Zeiger
How the Garden Moves
A review of Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, and “The Planetary Garden” and Other Writings by Gilles Clément.
By Gale Fulton, ASLA
180 Display Ad Index
181 Buyer’s guide Index
National parks meet urbanites where they live.
By Jennifer Reut