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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 — No Comments

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 — No Comments

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

Recap: ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting and EXPO

New Orleans is one of the few distinctly diverse places in the United States where there exists a rich sense of place. From a history rooted deeply in its multi-cultural backgrounds derived from French, Spanish, Haitian, African, German, and Irish peoples. This bouillabaisse, of sorts, has come together over the past few centuries to become a place that many people love to call home…

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Added by Cameron R. Rodman on November 17, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Hacking the City: From Pavement to Parks

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…

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Added by Stephanie Marino on November 10, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

6 Benefits Of Commercial Landscaping For Your Business

Who doesn’t love to have attractive and uniquely designed outdoor space for business? However, nowadays, commercial landscaping is  the new trend and they are making the area look all the more pretty. Yes, with a good commercial maintenance, a better working environment is ensured for employees and this in turn increases the clients seeking the services. There are various ways to…

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Added by Leroy Campbell on November 6, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies

"To engage with potential digital technologies is to understand a new language, new workflows, design processes and theory." …

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Added by Benjamin Boyd on October 30, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Green and Complete: The Street Design Paradigm

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, and build the urban environment.

In Episode 2,…

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Added by Stephanie Marino on October 27, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Quantifying the Landscape with the Landscape Performance Series

Hooked on podcasts? So am I. Unfortunately, I have struggled to find a podcast related to my profession and passion: urban design. Thankfully, DeepRoot has stepped in and created Remarkable Objects.

Remarkable Objects, hosted…

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Added by Stephanie Marino on October 12, 2016 at 10:12pm — 2 Comments

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Does Overseas Experience Count Towards RLA Registration?

I have a question regarding landscape architecture registration requirements in Texas.  I am a native Houstonian and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 with a Masters of Landscape Architecture.  During my studies and for about…Continue

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Started by Thomas MacDonald in PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 9 hours ago.

Getting an education abroad?

I'm thinking about attending grad school for LA and I am looking for advice on being educated abroad? I really want to live in Europe again (Scandinavia ideally), but getting my master's there would mean not being a certified landscape architect in…Continue

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Started by Paige in EDUCATION 21 hours ago.

TOP cycad and Encephalartos species..

-Encephalartos and Cycas Seeds and seedings vailable for the following species. E.latifrons E.Woodii E.Dolomiticus E.Horridus E.Eugene maraisii E.Poggei E.lehmannii -Bulk suppliers of Top Africa medicinal Herbs/plants -White Pepper…Continue

Started by Dagober Kevin in PLANTS & HORTICULTURE on Friday.

Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture 51 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 Dagober Kevin on Friday.

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