I'm Lucy, a recent grad from the University of Maryland's landscape architecture program. I just completed a 7-month internship at EDSA, saved up some money, and have since set off on an 8-month, solo, low-carbon adventure across North America using public transportation. Along the way, I plan to visit award-winning landscape architecture sites, pick apart the features of a successful city, and navigate the often scarce and confusing public transit web of a car-loving nation. I'm currently in Cleveland, OH and my one-month travel mark is coming up in a week.
Since I scoured land8lounge's forum history during my planning stages to find places to visit (found some really great places from there), I wanted to share my blog to the forum too. I've also come across threads that call for a comprehensive landscape architecture map which have helped inspire my own version of a landscape architecture map. I hope you find it useful! And I could always use recommendations for landscape architecture sites too!
My blog: www.landscapevoice.com
The travel map: http://landscapevoice.com/landscape-architecture-travel-map
Cities I have travelled to thus far: Toronto, ON; Niagara Falls, ON; Niagara Falls, NY; State College, PA (to review PSU's program); Pittsburgh, PA; Cleveland, OH. I'm going to Ann Arbor, MI and Detroit, MI next.
That is a really great blog! Thank's for sharing and hope the rest of the trip goes well. What a great idea...
P.S. I love Pittsburgh.
You've got a lot to see on the West Coast! Hopefully you will have time for San Deigo all the the way north to Vancouver!
I went to San Diego when the ASLA conference was there last year, so it's not in my plans again...but I will be passing through cities between (and including) Los Angeles and Vancouver!
Lucy, you're awesome! Let us know when you're in the Bay Area... :)