Dredge in Many Flavors

An award-winning student project shows off dredged materials’ potential to restore habitats and reconnect the city.

Edison Park Site Proposal: A raised circulation system embraces a contained dredge production facility. Images courtesy of Matthew D. Moffitt.
Edison Park Site Proposal: A raised circulation system embraces a contained dredge production facility. Images courtesy of Matthew D. Moffitt.

The Penn State undergraduate Matthew Moffitt won the 2013 ASLA Student Award of Excellence in General Design by showing that not all dredge is created equal. Continue reading Dredge in Many Flavors

Backstage at Rebuild by Design

The Institute for Public Knowledge will run the second phase of the design competition.

By Adam Regn Arvidson, FASLA

Ten teams convened for education sessions as part of the Rebuild by Design competition.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development and its partners this past summer announced the 10 finalist teams for Rebuild by Design (RBD), a multistage competition to rethink development in the New York City area after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading Backstage at Rebuild by Design

African Landscapes, Global Networks

An exhibition’s focus on extraction landscapes in African exposes the globalization myth that we all  live in the same place, in the same way.

By Zoe Edgecombe

Two stories below ground, an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art looks deeply (literally) at issues of landscape in Africa. With approaches ranging from land art to film to textiles, the artists in Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa are tackling intensely local topics, like mining and deforestation, that have profound but often invisible global significance.

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Overlapped in Energy City

How Houston might meet its net-zero future.

By Jennifer Reut

Energy City Framework
Chen used parametric tools to study how new forms of energy production (wind, solar, biomass) can be overlapped with other land uses in urban areas. Images courtesy of Chen Chen.

The Overlapped City was architect Chen Chen’s second ASLA Student Honor award winner, and because of this, it offers a chance to see how ideas and frameworks can grow and mature over the course of graduate education.

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