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The Daily Blend for Friday, August 9, 2013

St. Louis spends upwards of $200,000 a year mowing the city’s vacant lots. A winner of the inaugural Sustainable Land Lab Design Competition, the Sunflower+ Project aims to rethink vacant land by planting fields of sunflowers that can remediate the soil and bring in some extra income. (Sam Fox School)

 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

 

  • Laurie Olin shares tales from what life was like growing up in Alaska to his journey through landscape architecture in this illuminating half-hour podcast with the National Endowment for the Arts. (OLIN)

 

  • St. Louis spends upwards of $200,000 a year mowing the city’s vacant lots. A winner of the inaugural Sustainable Land Lab Design Competition, the Sunflower+ Project aims to rethink vacant land by planting fields of sunflowers that can remediate the soil and bring in some extra income. (Sam Fox School)

 

  • Landscape architecture students get a hands-on learning experience with stream assessment science–a subject that deserves a better understanding by landscape architects. (Landscape Architecture Magazine)

 

& RELATED

 

  • Sarah Goodyear explains how our street design is killing a childhood pastime. (Atlantic Cities)

  

  • Great news cyclists! The Federal Highway Administration may be giving its blessing to physically separated bike lanes that could eventually integrate into the two bibles of US road design: the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. (Streetsblog

 

  • The number of young non-drivers may still be in the minority–you can count me in that mix!–but that number is part of a growing trend that will have serious implications for future transportation policy and land use planning. (Washington Post)

  

  • Developers are starting to offer “garden-ready” amenities to homebuyers. (Denver Post)

 

 

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