Ryan A. Waggoner
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Detroit Is Not a Ruin...really?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by toby Jan 13, 2013.

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Started Apr 1, 2011

What Does it Mean to Build "Green" Today? Speaker: Eric Corey Freed, Principal, organicARCHITECT
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan A. Waggoner Feb 17, 2011.


Paw Pods offer a dignified biodegradable burial option for pets

Our pets become like family to us during their lives, so why not treat them with the dignity that a family member deserves when they die?

Photo: Little bear takes the cake for cuteness

Our photo of the day features a grinning bear cub frolicking in the water. We win!

Electronic toys impede language development in children

Often marketed as educational, electronic toys have the opposite effect, resulting in parents and children speaking less to each other.

Tasteful French tiny house Ostara makes a grand entrance

It's amazing what big doors can do to enlarge a small space.

10 extraordinary nature photos from the BigPicture photography competition

From oddly sleeping whales to the surreal life of baby pandas, the winners of California Academy of Sciences’ photo contest show the majesty of life on Earth.

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Feb 16, 2013

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Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture with Honors Michigan State University
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Quicken Loans
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Oehme van Sweden, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Peter Walker, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Ian McHarg, and Garrett Eckbo

"Landscape architecture combines environment and design, art and science. It is about everything outside the front door, both urban and rural, at the interface between people and natural systems."
"Landscape architecture is not just the profession of the future – but the profession for a better future."

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At 5:59am on February 16, 2013, William Healy, APLD said…


The APLD conference will be held in Detroit August 2-4, 2013. Two of the featured speakers will be Anthony Archer Wills and David Slawson. Further information on the conference, and the landscapes to be featured there during the weekend are available at the APLD.org website. Promotional video available here




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At 2:57pm on February 9, 2013, William Healy, APLD said…


Great article - seem like you put a lot of heart into this - We are going to have our APLD conference in Detroit this summer and it does look like there is great heritage and future potential for a sister Great Lakes city.

Wm Healy


At 12:56pm on November 4, 2011, Steve Martino said…
Ryan, thanks for your help.
At 4:45pm on January 25, 2010, Mark Warriner said…
Thanks. Yeah thats a classic shot.
At 9:09pm on January 19, 2010, Hillary Anne Hanzel said…
I'm finally here!!!!
At 1:25pm on January 7, 2010, Nathan Thomas Bosch said…
Whats up man?? How you been? Hoosier life isnt too bad, How has the move to Arizona gone?
At 7:06am on November 7, 2009, Jeff Klein said…
I hope to be more active on the site this coming winter. Thanks, Jeff
At 8:54am on October 14, 2009, Thomas Taylor said…
i'll do my best to manage that function
At 8:03am on October 7, 2009, Rick Wezenaar said…
Thanks for the compliment, Ryan :)
At 10:28am on August 24, 2009, Joe Beck, RLA said…
I have lost track of Ed, I sent him an email yesterday about something else...I will see if he writes back...He is one on my friends if you want to look him up?

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Detroit Is Not a Ruin...Really? A Closer Look at the City of Detroit

Earlier this month, an article was posted on ASLA’s The Dirt, titled ‘Detroit Is Not a Ruin’.   I read the article, and posted a response as a discussion on Land8, found…


Posted on February 4, 2013 at 8:00am — 6 Comments


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Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture 52 Replies

Can anyone out there recommend sites that would have somewhat scholarly papers on the use of native plants. I am looking for advocates of this practice and those who feel it is nonsense. I'm not looking for books, looking for papers. This for a side…Continue

Started by henry cohen in PLANTS & HORTICULTURE. Last reply by Jay S Burke 19 hours ago.

Driveway Grades Between Two Story Self Storage Buildings 1 Reply

Hi!Anyone know the maximum grade that would work between self storage buildings with a basement. Buildings are 65' to 75' wide, upper story and a basement story, 10' ceilings. Uhaul and Ryder trucks will need to negotiate slopes without scraping.Continue

Tags: development, commercial, storage, self, design

Started by Richard Freeland in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA on Saturday.

Career change at 41 11 Replies

Hi,I've been a 3D graphics artist for over 20 years and considering retraining as a Landscape Architect, having been accepted into a two-year MLA conversion program in the UK.  But before I do so, I am wondering, is it too late to change career at…Continue

Started by Gia Sadhwani in EDUCATION. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner on Saturday.

Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects? 104 Replies

Trump promises a lot of deregulation, a lot of infrastructure building, jobs, economic growth, and, he's an experienced developer... so how do you think his presidency will impact our profession? Will we see more projects coming in? Less red tape?…Continue

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Started by ida in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner Jun 12.

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