Tag Archives: By N. Berg

A New Urbanism, Plucked from the Garden

An urban-scale garden exhibition in Germany became an opportunity to re-envision a riverside industrial site.

By Nate Berg 

A view of the park’s two lakes, with the city in the distance. Photo courtesy Bundesgartenschau Heilbronn.

For more than half a century, the historic center of the southwestern German city of Heilbronn looked out across the waters of the Neckar River onto 80 gray acres of railyards and warehouses. Continue reading A New Urbanism, Plucked from the Garden

Fan Favorite

How Studio-MLA learned to embrace the potential of the sports stadium.

By Nate Berg 

As part of an ongoing effort to make content more accessible, LAM will be making select stories available to readers in Spanish. For a full list of translated articles, please click here.


Among Southern California landscape architecture firms, Los Angeles-based Studio-MLA (formerly Mia Lehrer + Associates) is arguably highbrow. Continue reading Fan Favorite

Wary of Change

As Las Vegas’s historic Westside faces change, residents ask, who benefits?

By Nate Berg

Focus area of the UNLV Downtown Design Center’s planning effort on the Westside.

At the start of a three-day design charrette in a small Las Vegas community center, one of the first questions Steven Clarke, ASLA, asked the 100-person crowd was how many had participated in a design charrette before. “About 80 percent of them raised their hands,” says Clarke, a fair-haired 45-year-old from Winnipeg, Manitoba, who was new to this group of people, many of whom weren’t particularly happy to be doing another charrette. Continue reading Wary of Change