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Green Roof Professional Training Starts Monday. Register Today and Save!

Green Roof Professional Training Starts Monday!  Green Roof Professional Training Starts Monday. Register Today and Save! GRP Training Online             Online | October 3 – December 11 Register today to save! Discover the design, installation and maintenance principles behind North America’s most outstanding green roof projects and enhance your professional […]

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100 Years of Parks – #NPS100

Yellowstone National Park, the most famous and the first National Park – this photo captures the namesake yellow rock outcroppings and picturesque falls that captivated Thomas Moran and William Henry Jackson in the 1800’s. Left to right: Jana McKenzie, FASLA, Joe McGrane, Ran Ran, Craig Coronato, FASLA, Logan Simpson. image: Craig Coronato, FASLA Happy Birthday, […]

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Could Rising Seas Force The Bay Area To Solve Its Housing Crisis?

The Mega Margins project envisions a planned retreat from the shoreline—and using the emergency to break the deadlock about development in San Francisco. When a massive earthquake and fire leveled San Francisco neighborhoods in 1906, developers used the disaster to circumvent red tape and build much denser housing than before. Now a team of designers […]

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Playing with Topography

Lafayette Park, San Francisco image: Miller Company Landscape Architects One way we can avoid the effect of a cookie-cutter playground and invite children into the landscape is to integrate the play space with the contours of the site, whether by taking advantage of existing grade changes or by introducing topography to an otherwise flat space. […]

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‘Shared street’ on Argyle is off to bumpy start

‘Shared street’ in Uptown opens to public The three-block stretch of Argyle Street between Broadway and Sheridan Road in Uptown has been reopened as Chicago’s first “shared street.” (Alyssa Pointer / Chicago Tribune) A three-block stretch of Argyle Street in Uptown that was transformed into Chicago’s first “shared street” has created confusion among drivers and […]

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Snøhetta Occupies the Edges

    When Michelle Delk, ASLA, was young and too full of energy for a lengthy car ride, her parents would pull over at parks in northern Iowa to let her run around. She grew attached to one in particular: It had a huge boulder that was half in the park and half in the road, […]

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How to Get Plants

We do our best to get the exact plants that Bay Area landscape pros are looking for. That’s why they’ve been turning to us for nearly 150 years to help them with this essential service. As both a grower with over 36 acres of plants, and as a broker with a huge plant material network, […]

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Detroit’s Heidelberg Project to transform into artistic village

The Penny Car at the Heidelberg Project. (David Yarnall/Wikimedia Commons) Of Detroit’s many enigmatic urban spaces, perhaps the most notable is the Heidelberg Project (HP). The urban art project is comprised two blocks of vacant lots and abandoned houses filled with found objects and brightly painted surfaces. Now 30 years into its existence, HP Founder Tyree […]

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Presidential Candidates Answer Critical Questions on the Climate and Environment

Presidential Candidates / ScienceDebate.org More than 50 non-partisan organizations in the U.S., including the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), representing 10 million design professionals, engineers, and scientists have asked presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (Democrat), Jill Stein (Green), and Donald Trump (Republican) 20 questions related to science and research, climate change and the environment. These […]

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Data-driven Simulations Can Lead to Big Changes for Urban Planners

UrbanSim aims to help urban planners better understand the impact of interventions, but also to increase the inclusiveness and transparency of planning processes by involving citizens throughout. In cities across the world, governments use data—about infrastructure, health and safety, or citizen satisfaction—to improve services. But data also has a critical role in shaping the very […]

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