"Tanya.......well, I think you should KNOW.....that I speak from experience concerning this topic. (3) times.......I came with (1) day of becoming homeless during my 30+ year as a Landscape Architect. So, yes, struggles are NORMAL. …"
"To Robert J. Wainer: it is not the re-stabilizing of social/economic levels that is the goal. If you believe that our profession is based solely on creating furniture details that effect an experience, I respectfully ask you to rethink…"
"Yeah. Because being homeless is so awesome, who wouldn't want to stay homeless for a free sandwich every day? Personally, I just love sleeping in a bleach-smelling cell with a plastic mattress and thin holey blankets. Its totally worth it even…"
"For me, there's nothing wrong about being seriously concerned about homeless people, especially if you're in a third world country. But if you ask me, pertaining to projects and modern designs nowadays that involve 2-in-1 benches (seating…"
"Yeah the best way to deal with homeless people in our public space is to not provide them with places to rest their bones. It doesn’t matter if the tax paying public ends up with crappy public space - just keep those people moving. If a…"
"I'm sorry.........well, not really. But, I have a problem taking this person's discussion SERIOUSLY.
Well, of course I feel very badly for those Americans who are living in poverty or very sub-standard living conditions. But,…"
Thanks Ryan. Yeah, those graphics were for the Garden Festival competition last Fall ['08]. It was part of our construction implementation studio. It was a really fun project. Didi you participate in the competition?
hey Ryan... thanks for the comment on my thesis project and sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. A main recurring question I had over the course of the year was how important is it for us as LAs to show people processes in the landscape? I had trouble making the spaces that dealt with remediation (water or soil) really speak to the process of cleansing. Phytoremediation is invisible... so can we make that process visible?
that's great you'll be using phytoremediation in your project... any idea where or what type of brownfield your site is going to be?
Throughout history—with the exception of the great Olmsted, of course—it seems that landscape architects seldom find their way into the design spotlight. Lurking in the shadows of a project's sources, the portion of folks…