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A Visit with a Legend, Whose Story Is Their Own

This week’s blog post comes from Jennifer Greene, Associate Director, Community Engagement Program with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. On March 2, the National Park’s Community Shuttle brought the Bayview Network for Elders to Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park. The group of 35 African American women had long wanted to visit the Park and […]

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The Secret School on Crissy Field in World War II

From Park E-ventures, May 2016 By Michael Hsu They didn’t know why they were there. On a November day in 1941—about one month before the Pearl Harbor attack plunged Japan and America into war—a group of Japanese American soldiers gathered at a dilapidated air-mail hangar, cryptically signed “Laundry Depot” on Crissy Field. A few of […]

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PLEASE JOIN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS FOR THE 2016 DECORATOR SHOWCASE!!! LAN 680 students working on site   298 Chestnut Street April 30–May 30 You are invited to the West Coast’s premier design event—the 39th San Francisco Decorator Showcase, featuring the work of over two dozen of the region’s most distinctive interior and landscape designers. This […]

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Jim Chappell Lecture Tonight!

Please join the School of Landscape Architecture in a lecture by Jim Chappell. Making Architecture Real. What’s the secret sauce? A Public Lecture by Jim Chappell When:Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 PM Where: Cannery Room 302-H Jim Chappell is an urban development expert, strategic thinker, and community opinion leader experienced in building consensus on complicated […]

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Back-To-Back Lectures Next Week!

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Margie Ruddick Is Wild by Design

“Combining ecological function and design is now mainstream,” said landscape architect Margie Ruddick, ASLA, in a talk at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. “It’s no longer fringe. The culture has caught up.” And it’s caught up to where Ruddick, the winner of the 2013 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, has been for a […]

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LAF Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future

Calling all change-makers who are passionate about sustainability, challenging the status quo, pursuing big ideas, and playing their unique role! The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) invites you to participate in its historic Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future. On June 10-11 in Philadelphia, LAF is convening preeminent thinkers and influencers from around the world […]

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Kit of Parks is a portable kit of parts to build a park

Kit of Parks is a portable kit of parts to build a park. Constructed out of low-cost, lightweight material, Kit of Parks is designed to be on the move to serve under-programmed public spaces.  It can be biked anywhere and upacked in less than 10 minutes. Kit of Parks provides an instant boost of color, […]

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Drones aren’t all bad, and in an interview with Yale Environment 360, Thomas Lennon, director of this two-minute video of awe-inspiring nature shots of the Delaware River watershed, explains the limitless possibilities drones provide over traditional aerial photography from helicopters. But the potential stretches further than nature videos and becomes a useful tool for environmentalists […]

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Habitat Landscape Architects creates educational parks in Northern Cape, South Africa

The client brief called for three principal focuses: the creation of employment opportunities, capacity building or skills development, and maximising the socio and economic impact of the project at the local level. Budgetary and resource limitations coupled with intense local politics resulted in a very challenging environment for design and implementation decisions. In an effort […]

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