A new pocket park in Baltimore helps to ignite a neighborhood revitalization.
Neighbors gather for the grand opening of Gold Street Park, whose starburst centerpiece symbolizes hope and recovery for a Baltimore neighborhood. Photo by Edwin Remsburg.
On a corner in Baltimore surrounded by vacant lots and boarded-up buildings, Gold Street Park is easy to miss. Built on a former coal yard in the neighborhood of Druid Heights, the pocket park features a winding brick path that leads to a circular gathering space with a starburst mural at its center.
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LandDesign tries a new approach to bringing kids into landscape architecture.
Baseball-style cards inform kids about real-life landscape architects, civil engineers, and other design professionals. Image courtesy LandDesign.
Although they don’t depict the likes of a Mike Trout or Max Scherzer, a new series of “baseball cards” may get children jazzed about careers in landscape architecture.
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Three new landscapes in Washington, D.C., honor the common soldier and fill gaps in the capital city’s memorial narrative.
Harvey Pratt, a veteran and member of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes, was the original designer of the 12-foot steel circle that represents nature and harmony.
On the National Mall, it’s unusual to feel as if you’ve stumbled upon a secret, sacred space.
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With playgrounds off limits, Philadelphia’s Studio Ludo gets creative for low-income families.
Materials were made possible in part through thousands of dollars’ worth of donations. Image courtesy Studio Ludo.
In downtown Philadelphia, a colorful city development project is under way. The buildings are bright blue and orange, the gabled roofs patterned with triangles and chevrons.
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