How Different Climates Affect the Growth of Vertical Gardens

Vertical gardening in any climate can be extremely complex. The regional climate, or plant hardiness zone, is the biggest…

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INTERVIEW: Boston Society of Landscape Architects’ Emerging Professionals On Engaging Young Designers

Want to boost awareness and participation in your local landscape architecture chapter but don’t know how? If you were lucky…

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Spanish Landscape Architecture: Barcelona Botanical Garden

One of Spain's crown jewels, Barcelona Botanical Garden is located on Montjuich´s mountainside between the Castle and the Olympic Stadium…

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A History of Vertical Gardens From Simple Vines to Hydroponic Systems

Vertical gardens have been growing in our cities and homes for centuries. The surge in vertical gardening technology in the 20th century has made…

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James Richards Interview on Travel and Urban Sketching

Lizzie Davey of Wanderarti interviews urban sketcher James Richards…

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Fallingwater: A Must-see for Landscape Architects

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s celebrated masterpiece located a little over an hour outside of Pittsburgh, is one of the most famous houses in the world…

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Gadget Review: Leica Disto D810 Touch

I was recently given the opportunity to test out the new Leica Disto D810 Touch – a hand held laser distance metre complete with a touch screen and on-board digital camera…

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Vertical Gardens: A Brief Introduction

Vertical gardens have recently become very trendy in the world of landscape architecture and design…

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Chunling Wu's Recommended Landscape Architecture Drawing Tools and Essentials

As a follow up to commonly asked questions about the drawing equipment I use in my landscape sketches, I’ve rounded up a list of some of my commonly used tools…

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Power to the People! On-The-Go Solar Charging Could be Coming to a Street Near You!

It's a common problem that's caught us all out at some point: a dead phone battery and nowhere to charge it…

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Hand Drawing Tutorial: Analytical Drawing II

Once again, this week's Linescapes covers analytical drawing. As I emphasized many times before, drawing can be a great tool for analysis…

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Four of the Latest and Greatest Places for Urban Agriculture in the United States

Our Land8 Urban Agriculture series is finally coming to a close, and for the last article in the six-part series we visit…

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EPA Announces Winners of the 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge

Standard urban development builds systems designed to move stormwater quickly away from where it falls…

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Digitising Landscape Architecture: Rhino in Landscape

Rhinoceros (Rhino for short) is a standalone 3D modelling program that provides a flexible and versatile modelling environment…

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Demand for Landscape Architects in the UK is Booming! Could it be Time to Pack Your Bags?

The global economic downturn has had an undeniably profound effect on the profession of landscape architecture…

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Filmtastic Fridays: The History of Millennium Park in 3 Minutes

Chicago's Millennium Park celebrates its 10th anniversary this year! In honor of the incredibly popular urban park…

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The Tricky Business of Zoning for Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture is a conundrum for municipal planning agencies. The ‘Euclidean’ approach to zoning that has guided the growth of cities…

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Does Beauty Still Matter?

There was a time, not too long ago, when the quality of urban landscapes was determined by what they looked like and what it was like to be in them…

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São Paulo Transforms Parklets into Public Policy

You've probably heard about Parklets: the simple but ingenious concept of transforming parking spaces along the street into publicly accessible recreational areas…

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Hand Drawing Tutorial: How to Draw Mountains

In this week's tutorial we'll look at how to draw mountains. Their interesting rock formations make mountains…

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The Challenges of Urban Agriculture: Contamination, Economics, and Management

In many ways, urban growers have the odds stacked against them, especially when compared to rural farmers…

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How to Transform SketchUp models into Digital Hybrid Watercolor Renderings

In 2011, I developed the Digital SketchUp Watercolor - an amazing hybrid visualization technique for transforming a Google SketchUp model view…

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Hand Drawing Tutorial: Analytical Drawing - Urban Scenes

As I always like to say: drawing is a tool for analysis, observing and thinking. That's why a drawing can be much more than merely a recording of a view…

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Filmtastic Fridays: Australia Announces Its First Festival of Landscape Architecture

Early this month, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) unveiled the much-anticipated program for its first-of-its-kind Forecast Festival of Landscape Architecture…

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Food-Producing Landscapes: Principles of Design

Food producing landscapes are more controversial than your typical landscape project. However, a common set of principles can help guide the design process for any of them…

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Green Tech Review: The Long Term Performance of Permeable Paving

Permeable pavements are a great tool for alleviating stormwater issues. Proper design—like with most landscape technologies—is key to their success…

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Top 10 Websites for Learning Realistic Landscape Architecture Rendering Tips and Tricks

When I started teaching the University of Maryland's landscape architecture digital drafting and mapping course, I scoured the web for the best resources and tutorials for my students…

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Hand Drawing Tutorial: One Point Perspective

Today, we're going to look at drawing in perspective. Mastering basic perspective is crucial for drawing outdoor environments…

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Filmtastic Fridays: How Can We Work with the Landscape to Make Livable Places?

The Landscape Institute is pleased to launch a new animation by cartoonist and urbanist Rob Cowan, titled: How can we work with the landscape to make livable places?

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The Beauty of Food: Gardens As Placemakers

According to a recent study by the National Gardening Association, more than 1 in 3 American households now grow a portion of the food they consume — a 17 percent increase over the last 5 years alone…

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Putting a Price on Design: What is the Value of Public Space?

Iconic, candy-coloured and hugely popular, Toronto's award-winning Sugar Beach is making headlines again, but this time the story's not quite so sweet…

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Comparing and Contrasting Landscape Architecture in Brazil and New Zealand

In my home country of Brazil, landscape architecture is considered part of a five-year architecture degree and not as a separate discipline…

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Hand Drawing Tutorial: Drawing Architecture

Drawing landscape and drawing architecture can be two quite different things. This week, we'll look at drawing architecture and why it's also important for landscape architects…

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Filmtastic Fridays: Tagus Linear Park - Topiaris Landscape Architecture

Unlike with architecture, trying to capture the spirit of a landscape in digital media can feel downright impossible…

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Why Landscape Architects Stopped Specifying Edible Plants (And Why They Have Started Again)

In the 150 years that landscape architecture has been formally recognized as a profession, there has existed a gulf of separation between our discipline and agriculture…

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Lessons Learned From Landscape Architecture Firm Visits

Visiting various different landscape architecture offices is a great way to understand each firm's different niche and specialization…

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Defensive Versus Inclusive Design: Vancouver's Urban Antidote to London's "Anti-homeless" Spikes

Homelessness is a social problem that affects cities the world over. The image above depicts two very different ways of dealing with the issue…

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Hand Drawing Tutorial: How to Draw Faster

This week we'll look at some techniques that can help you draw faster. But first, let's ask ourselves why do we want to draw faster?

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Filmtastic Fridays: The Trees - Growing a Forest for Ground Zero

When most people think about the 9/11 Memorial design, it’s the two giant waterfalls that first come to mind. But landscape architects know that the space would not be nearly as impactful without…

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