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Urban Parks: Designers' Perspective - Part I

Maggie Daley Park | Image: Scott Shigley

“You can neither lie to a neighborhood park, nor reason with it. 'Artist's conceptions' and persuasive renderings can put pictures of life into proposed neighborhood parks or park malls, and verbal…

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Added by Cameron R. Rodman on July 11, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

LA+ Takes on Landscape Identity in Their Spring Issue

LA+, published by ORO Editions, started out in the spring of 2015 as a unique, landscape-focused journal that deviated from the pack by not only bringing designers, but philosophers, artists, geographers, ecologists, planners, scientists, and others to the table…

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Added by Benjamin Boyd on June 29, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Land8 Acquires Landscape Architects Network

Seizing an opportunity to broaden its reach and significantly grow its network, Land8 is announcing the acquisition of Landscape Architects Network (LAN), a prominent online resource dedicated to highlighting the work of landscape architects around the world and spreading the latest projects, events, and news that impacts the profession. Supported by its 1.5 million Facebook…

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Added by Matt Alcide on June 7, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

10 Reasons to Attend the ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting & EXPO

Each year, over 6,000 landscape architects gather for the largest assembly of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world: the ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting & EXPO. This year’s meeting will be held October 20-23 in Los Angeles. Here are 10 reasons why you should attend.…



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Added by Stephanie Marino on May 23, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

How Different is the 2017 LARE?

For any LARE (Landscape Architect Registration Examination) candidate, knowing what to study given limited preparation resources is key. In 2012 the exam changed so that hand drawing was no longer used, and design, grading, and drainage became computer based. New verbal and graphic questions in various formats were developed for the first time. This was a dramatic…

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Added by Cheryl Corson on May 12, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Landscape Architects and Civic Engagement: Time to Walk the Walk

We live in a precarious time. Unprecedented some might say, where every day we have no idea which way our government is moving. Even the lifelong politicians (as well as the newbies) are confused by this uncertainty and lack of direction. I can’t recall a time where there was such uneasiness with our…

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Added by Ernest Wong on April 7, 2017 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Using “Little Bets” to Create Change: A Pilot Project to Benefit the Future of Austin, Texas

The idea of “little bets” has manifested in my work in the form of reframing my approach to design with a focus on better horticultural practice. One of my core motivations for pursuing a career in landscape architecture was my deep interest in plant materials. This has been…

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Added by Philip Koske on March 10, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Grant Competition for Emerging Professionals

Calling all emerging professionals: Get your pen out, and bring on the creative ideas. The 2017 National Grant Competition for…

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Added by Stephanie Marino on February 15, 2017 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

A Call to Action for Landscape Architecture

Do current events have you feeling ready to act but not sure what to do? Start by signing the Landscape Architecture Foundation's (LAF) New Landscape Declaration

This bold vision is a 21st century call to action for landscape architecture and serves as a…

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Added by Barbara Deutsch on February 12, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Book Review: Innovations in Landscape Architecture

Innovation is time consuming, mentally challenging, and potentially unpromising. So why do some designers put in so much of their time and effort without a promise of success? What drives design innovators and what are they looking for? Innovators are unique…

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Added by Cameron R. Rodman on February 8, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

6 Reasons to Attend LABash 2017

LABash 2017 is already just around the corner, with less than 2 months left! If you needed any convincing and haven't gotten your registration yet, keep on reading!

1. You will learn things outside of your regular curriculum.

Get messy in a…

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Added by Tandis Hamidzadeh on February 7, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Podcast: Seeing the Forest and the Trees

Imagine having access to every street tree in your city, essentially having the urban forest at your fingertips. The New York City Street Tree Map does just that, giving users access to information about every street tree in New York City. The map shows the location of every single tree, in all five boroughs,…

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Added by Stephanie Marino on January 26, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Top 10 Landscape Architecture Books of 2016

2016 has been a great year for landscape architecture books. Whether you are interested in preparing for the eventual shift toward BIM technology, learning about innovative ecological solutions in cities, or the future of infrastructure, last year had something for you. Notably, Charles Waldheim released his most comprehensive primer on…

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Added by Benjamin Boyd on January 17, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Podcast: People Habitat

From New York’s High Line to Atlanta’s BeltLine, transit revitalization projects are popping up all over the U.S., and beyond. High-speed roadways, outdated railways, and abandoned subways are being replaced or modified…

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Added by Stephanie Marino on January 14, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Podcast: Undiscovered Country

Soil is capable of carrying immense loads, supporting plant growth needed for urban environments and food security, sequestering CO2, mitigating stormwater runoff, and is home to billions of organisms and biological processes. Despite how incredible this natural resource is, soil is often an overlooked feature of our landscape. Its care and preservation are rarely considered in the…

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Added by Stephanie Marino on December 22, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Adaptive Practice and the Genetics of Landscape Architecture

Adapting Practice: In order to survive we must adapt.

Constantly in a state of flux, the practice of landscape architecture frequently changes and adapts from one condition to another. From transportation planning to water and stormwater management to park design and preservation, the sheer breadth of types of…

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Added by Jonathon Geels on December 15, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

How to Write a Cover Letter to Get You Noticed

Though it’s exciting to think about the possibilities in a new role or at a new company, job searching is a challenge. It’s daunting to comb through job boards, looking for positions that match your skill set and companies that match your values. It’s exhausting packing your calendar with networking events, engaging in small talk to make connections. And, it’s tricky to…

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Added by Design Workshop Human Resources on December 10, 2016 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Podcast: Is Tree Planting Equitable?

Safer streets, cleaner air and water, healthier communities, and a more vibrant economy are all benefits derived from increasing a city’s street trees. As discussed in previous episodes, the importance of urban tree canopy cover is well documented. However, in this week’s episode of Remarkable Objects,…

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Added by Stephanie Marino on December 8, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Creativity and Constraints

Remarkable Objects, hosted by Leda Marritz, Creative Director at DeepRoot, is a new podcast about the intersection of nature and urban design. In each episode, we will hear from leaders and innovators whose work aims to influence the way we think about, design,…

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Added by Stephanie Marino on November 22, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

No Higher Stakes

Landscape architects are skilled facilitators, listeners and translators of diverse information into meaningful action. Are we good at adaptation? The dynamic conditions that we preach about in nature also apply to our social world. Certainly, dynamic conditions revealed themselves last week with our national election. Can we adapt to the information that’s been revealed? We are proud stewards of land and…

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Added by Debra Guenther on November 18, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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Which has a better employment outlook? 49 Replies

Hello, I'm currently a freshman environmental science major. I'm on the planning and administration track, which means I'm taking a combination of ecology courses, political science courses, and geography courses (including urban planning, physical…Continue

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Started by Kristen Barre in EDUCATION. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner yesterday.

Tree for inside/ outside 12 Replies

I'm designing a home in Temecula, CA, Zone 10, where i'd like to have a tree growing inside and the same kind of tree outside.  Both indoor and outdoor spaces receive partial to full sun depending on the time of day.I have 2 questions:- The height…Continue

Started by Paul Minotto in DETAILS & MATERIALS. Last reply by Paul Minotto on Tuesday.

School supplies

Hello all,I'm in the midst of moving and clearing out my la school supplies following graduation from the MLA program at Morgan state university.The supplies got me through school and would love to pass onto an incoming student. I've got velum…Continue

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Started by Gerrit Shuffstall in GENERAL DISCUSSION on Sunday.

How to select a Master? 7 Replies

I’m planning to go for higher studies. Currently I’m a graduated with four year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons) degree. Now I’m willing to practice landscape architecture. But in near future I’m planning to have higher studies.What are the…Continue

Started by Nadun Jayasundara in STORY BOARD. Last reply by Nadun Jayasundara Jul 14.

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