The Daily Blend for Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Daily Blend for Wednesday, July 17, 2013

 Swiss photographer Gus Petro performs some “Photoshop magic” to blend together the extremes of “emptiness and density” in the U.S. landscape. (The Atlantic Cities)



  • ASLA honors 33 members to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2013. (ASLA


  • Landscape Forms puts the spotlight on campus planning for the 2013 annual round table. (PR Web)


  • A look at creating play environments and educational public spaces in zoos. (The Field)




  • L.A. residents in drought-plagued Southern California have been taking advantage of the “green-for-green trade:” getting paid to kill their lawns and lower their monthly water bill. (The Atlantic Cities)


  • Parklets have come a long way since Rebar’s first mini-park in 2005. San Francisco has fully embraced the funky “placemaking” tool that’s spreading to residential areas. (Grist)


  • Corporate marketing is testing the power of civic spaces. After Virgin Atlantic launched the world’s first airplane art gallery, their creative marketing team turned it up a notch by bringing a first-class passenger experience on a Virgin flight to an ordinary park bench. (Pop-Up City)



  • Landscape architects know how influential well-maintained parks can be to revitalizing neighborhoods. According to Michael Rubinger, the two main federal tax credits that stimulate parks and housing projects in low-income neighborhoods are at risk of disappearing. (New York Times)


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