16 Land Matters
Long Island’s Jones Beach State Park gets an update; a green alleys take on Dubuque’s stormwater; silt from an old dam makes new habitats; some trees store water better than others; and more.
Edited by Timothy A. Schuler
The Right Path
Decomposed granite was used in the restoration of Kenyon College’s beloved Middle Path—but there were a few bumps along the way.
By Neil Budzinski and Matthew Girard
The Road to Evidence
Can the Green Road, a woodland trail on the grounds of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, help to heal the wounds of war?
By Jeff Link
Pave the Way
Don’t overlook what goes underfoot.
By Katarina Katsma, ASLA
78 Peter Walker’s Point
Peter Walker, FASLA, and PWP Landscape Architecture have transformed a runway-sized shipping terminal in Sydney into the Barangaroo Reserve, a lush cascade of terraces and open space that resurrects a headland erased long ago. More than 50 pages of photos, drawings, and details show the park’s many interlocking features—such as the stepped foreshore, sinuous paths through dense gardens, and a colossal public interior space—lodged atop an epic array of site-hewn sandstone that connects directly back to the city.
By Gweneth Leigh, ASLA
107 Barangaroo’s Sandstone
111 A Hyperlocal Soil Recipe
115 Seventy-five Thousand Plants
138 Searching for a Sign
Many of the bent trees thought to have once served as trail markers to indigenous peoples in North America have disappeared—as have just about all of the people who knew exactly how and why they came into being.
By Timothy A. Schuler
A review of Ruth Shellhorn by Kelly Comras.
By Sonja Dümpelmann
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The Art of War
An exhibit in San Francisco’s Presidio examines the impact of conflict.
By Mimi Zeiger