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Licensure on the Line

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Years of politically motivated attacks have put professional licensure at risk. Now, the design professions and their allies are banding together to protect it.

By Stephen Zacks

The state of Virginia has regulated landscape architecture as a profession since 1980, certifying practitioners through its professional occupational agency. In 2010, landscape architecture became a licensed profession in the state.

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Soft Power in Moscow (2018)

An expansive park at the foot of the Kremlin helped drive a series of revolutionary improvements to the Russian capital.

By Stephan Zacks

The 1,600-seat outdoor amphitheater is topped by a climate-engineered glass dome to moderate temperatures in every season. Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

At Zaryadye Park in central Moscow, a procession of Eurasian birch trees, grasses, and shrubs winds downhill from a glass-encrusted outdoor amphitheater that tops the new Philharmonic Hall, framing photogenic views of the candy-colored cupolas of Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Continue reading Soft Power in Moscow (2018)