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3 Ways to Sustain Nature in Built Environment

Sustaining Nature and Natural Processes in Ultra-Urban Environments [LAF + DeepRoot Roundtable]

Urbanization is occurring rapidly – not just in the United States, but globally – and squeezing people, transit, and housing into denser and denser areas. This shift isn’t just about buildings and roads, of course, it also affects it affects the way we plan, integrate, and care for urban nature. Given that trees and plants are more important than ever in ultra-urban areas – and that…
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Added by Matthew Alcide on June 15, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Backyard Vertical Gardening

One of the many reasons why I love vertical gardens so much is that they range so dramatically in complexity, materiality and in price. DIY or backyard Vertical Gardening has become very popular in recent years. Whether you have a backyard, a balcony, or just a nice sunny wall inside your home, you can easily…

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Added by Tamara Urben-Imbeault on May 26, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Cities with Heart: the book

Colleagues, I am delighted to report that Cities with Heart (China Architecture and Building Press, 2015) is selling well, online and in bookstores. Most of the cities where this book can make a difference are in China, so this book goes…

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Added by Tom Paine on May 21, 2015 at 9:51pm — No Comments

How to Clean Conservatory Windows

The conservatory has become a very popular choice for many home owners in the last few years. They are a great addition to the traditional landscape of almost every suburban house. They look perfect as an entryway to the general parts of the house, or as a nice threshold to your backyard. …

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Added by Jane Wilson on April 30, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Book Review: Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks

In 2011, the term "infographic" was added to Webster's English Dictionary and solidified a popular movement to increase the visual expression of data for the general public. Before and since that word has been either …
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Added by Benjamin Boyd on April 18, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

7 Radically Distinctive Highschool And College Building Structures

When I was in college, there was a time that I would like to sit on the edge of the railings from our school library. It was peaceful and the massive space would let you see people far beyond your reach - which is good - especially if you want some isolation during that day. The flooring…

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Added by Eliza Sullin on April 16, 2015 at 8:21am — No Comments

How to Clean Outdoor Tiles

The outdoor area is also an important part of our property, and we should take the proper care of it, if we want for our home to look well maintained and clean. But many people have issues with cleaning the outdoor area, and especially the tiles,…

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Added by Jane Wilson on April 2, 2015 at 5:37am — No Comments

Happy World Landscape Architecture Month from ASLA-NY President Jennifer Nitsky

Fellow Landscape Architects, Designers and Friends:

 
Happy Landscape Architecture Month!


This is our month - a time to celebrate our profession and also a time to promote greater awareness of landscape architecture to all. Our chapter will kick off our celebration tomorrow evening with a  …

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Added by ASLA-NY on April 1, 2015 at 1:42pm — No Comments

World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) in April 2015

World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) in April 2015 #WLAM2015…
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Added by Mahdi Khansefid on March 26, 2015 at 11:03pm — 1 Comment

A Design Alternative for Affordable Housing

As cities are growing and a lot of people being displaced, one of the strategies that can be used to prevent displacement and unwillingness to relocate, especially those who are economically struggling, is to look at affordability of and accessibility to basic life necessities--housing is one of them.…

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Added by ThanakornW on March 25, 2015 at 9:48pm — No Comments

New Book: Second Nature Urban Agriculture

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Added by Louise Fox on March 18, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Spanish Landscape Architecture: Alcazar of Sevilla Gardens

Have you ever been in a garden built along 1100 years? Many gardening styles can be appreciated in the Alcazar of Sevilla, it is like a history book.

It is known Muslim heritage in architecture and gardening in Spanish cities like Cordoba and Granada, but there are other places where we can…

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Added by Sixto D. Lozano on March 17, 2015 at 4:20am — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays: Groningen - The World's Cycling City

It's no surprise that a place dubbed 'The World's Cycling City' is located in the Netherlands. Dutch cities are renowned for their cycle-friendly infrastructure (as well as their bike-favourable topography). But Groningen - situated in the north of the country - boasts some exceptionally impressive cycling…

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Added by Helen Buckle on March 13, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays: The Aimless Wanderings of Hang gab Lee

Spirit of place, genius loci, atmosphere, character, ambiance, soul;  whatever you want to call it, that intangible 'thing' that varies from place to place is often hard to articulate. In this beautiful series of short films, South Korean photographer, designer and film-maker…

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Added by Helen Buckle on March 6, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Team Chosen to Design the Presidio Parklands in San Francisco



The news broke late last year: a design team has been picked to handle the exciting Presidio Parklands project along the bay of San Francisco.  Adding to its impressive resume of high profile spaces that includes the High Line,…

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Added by Nicholas Buesking on March 4, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

I-Park 2015 Environmental Art Program

I-Park, East Haddam, CT (U.S.), is pleased to announce its 2015 Environmental Art Biennale Program, fifth in the series. It will consist of a 3-week on-site residency during which a variety of site-responsive, ephemeral works will be created and installed within the I-Park landscape. The program will culminate in a public exhibition on September 20, 2015. Artists working in all the creative disciplines supported by I-Park’s Artists-in-Residence Program, plus performance art, are welcome and…

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Added by Agnes Miyuki on March 4, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays: The Edmonton Freezeway - A New Way to Commute!

The Canadian city of Edmonton is no stranger to the cold. For five months of the year the city is gripped by sub-zero temperatures. But rather than allowing the blisteringly cold weather to impede the life of the city, Edmontonians are always on the look out for ways to embrace their…

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Added by Helen Buckle on February 27, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Filmtastic Fridays: Lost Rivers

Beneath the surface of almost every industrial city, lies a hidden landscape of buried waterways. Written and directed by Caroline BâcleLost Rivers offers a fascinating insight into the secret landscapes that flow beneath our feet and…

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Added by Helen Buckle on February 20, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Book Review: Mellon Square - Discovering a Modern Masterpiece

Fresh off it's six-year long renovation, Pittsburgh's Mellon Square is recognized as one of the preeminent examples of…
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Added by Benjamin Boyd on February 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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3 Ways to Sustain Nature in Built Environment

Sustaining Nature and Natural Processes in Ultra-Urban Environments [LAF + DeepRoot Roundtable]

Urbanization is occurring rapidly – not just in the United States, but globally – and squeezing people, transit, and housing into denser…
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Posted by Matthew Alcide on June 15, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

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