Posted in CITIES, HISTORIC LANDSCAPES, LAM ONLINE, MEMORIAL, PRESERVATION, STREETS, tagged 1967 Detroit Riots, Design Workshop, Detroit, Detroit Future City, Gensler, GoodyClancy, Hood Design Studio, housing, LivingLAB, Maurice Cox, Neighborhoods, Northwest Detroit/Grand River, Rail Corridor, RFP, Rosa Parks/Clairmont, SmithGroupJJR, Southwest Detroit/Vernor Corridor, Vacancy on December 22, 2016|
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BY ZACH MORTICE
The abandoned Michigan Central Station in Detroit. Image courtesy of Zach Mortice.
In a city beset by a nearly incomparable foreclosure crisis and 20 square miles of vacant land, there’s been a growing understanding that landscape architecture and Detroit are perfect for each other. But in 2017, the city will unveil a handful of new proposals on how the discipline can grow back healthy urbanism in the Motor City.
Detroit announced early this month that, after an RFP process, it is awarding a total of $1.6 million across four project teams to plan landscape and streetscape improvements including green stormwater management and infrastructure upgrades. Each team will focus on a group of neighborhoods, (more…)
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Posted in ASLA, AWARDS, BROWNFIELDS, CITIES, HISTORY, LAM ONLINE, PARKS, PEOPLE, WATER, tagged 10, anniversary, Arnold Park, City Park, Crescent Park, Design Workshop, downtown, green space, Hurricane Katrina, Jazz in the Park, Lafitte Greenway, LAMcast, Louisiana, New Orleans, recovery, revitalization on August 31, 2015|
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This season marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and the city of New Orleans finds there is still a long way to go to fully heal. But there are a lot of great revitalization stories, including those involving the beloved green spaces at the heart of the city, old and new. This three-minute video highlights four of these spaces, including the 2013 ASLA award-winning Lafitte Greenway by Design Workshop, which connects City Park to downtown, and Arnold Park, which plays host to Jazz in the Park, a free, weekly concert from September to October.
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