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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Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture with Honors Michigan State University
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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




Predicting Tree Health Based On impervious Surface Cover

oo many trees planted in urban or developed sites eventually succumb to the heat and drought stress resulting from surrounding impervious surface cover. This simple field technique helps landscapers (and planners) predict tree health (the research…Continue

Started by Rob Halpern in SUSTAINABILITY & DESIGN 2 hours ago.

Plant image cutouts for design documents. 1 Reply

I am looking for good libraries of cutout images of water efficient plants for California landscapes. Though Southwest natives and plants from other Mediterranean plants are needed, we are especially interested in CA natives.Does any such library…Continue

Started by Drew Ready in GRAPHICS. Last reply by Blake C. Rhinehart 20 hours ago.

ADA Training focused on Landscape Architects

Has anyone found any ADA classes or webinars geared towards Landscape Architects? I am hoping to expand my ADA knowledge but am not sure which course would be best. Any direction would be greatly appreciated.Continue

Started by Blake C. Rhinehart in EDUCATION 21 hours ago.

Working Abroad: Entry level Landscape Architecture...Where do I start?? 9 Replies

Hello folks!I am a recent graduate from UGA's BLA program. At this point in my life, I have a serious case of wanderlust and would love to travel for a few years, but also would like to work within the field to continue learning and growing in this…Continue

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