12 Land Matters
Andropogon completes Bartram’s Mile in Philadelphia; Tom Leader Studio tries to unify answers to earthquakes and rising seas in the San Francisco Bay region; it will always be Christmas at Gulf State Park; and more.
Edited by Timothy A. Schuler
When days of looking for food are tough, vampire bats observe a blood pact; plus, burdock follows a slow and steady approach to survival.
By Constance Casey
Houston Bets on the Bayou
SWA Group follows the success of its Buffalo Bayou Park with a scheme to expand a greenway system along several major bayous threaded through the city.
By Brian Barth
The Call for Open Space
In Georgia, the fast-growing Gwinnett County has been completely rethinking the types of parks it creates as its population diversifies.
By Kevan Williams
70 House Call
The Make-Do Shrine
An odd artifact stuck in a Miami Beach garden works as a focus for a lush water garden by Savino & Miller Design Studio.
By Timothy A. Schuler
Gorgeous new vessels to flatter any outdoor space.
By Lisa Speckhardt
92 Greek Revival
Somehow, Charles Anderson, FASLA, found himself in charge of creating what will be one of Europe’s biggest city parks, in Athens, on the enormous site of its former airport.
By Alex Ulam
112 Alive on the Edge
On a wrecked waterfront in Beacon, New York, Reed Hilderbrand arrived a decade ago to begin making a park that defies the force of the glorious Hudson River.
By Anne Raver
130 Leafed Out
Toronto’s downtown lakefront is open for new business since West 8 finished its redesign last summer of a soulless stretch of Queens Quay Boulevard.
By Katharine Logan
146 See and Be Seen
The deluxe edition of a new book about the pioneering writer and editor J. B. Jackson examines his connoisseurship of ordinary landscapes.
By Jennifer Reut
On the occasion of the National Park Service’s centenary this year, a roundup of recent titles examining its legacy.
By LAM Staff
174 Display Ad Index
175 Buyer’s guide Index
Taking a hard look at the land art movement.
By Jennifer Reut