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D.C. Plans for Preservation Amid Population Explosion

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O Street Market, before / Wikipedia O Street Market, after / City Market at O How does a historic, monumental city with a defined border and building-height limit accommodate the influx of another 150,000 people over the next two decades? For District Mayor Muriel Bowser and planning director Erik Shaw, who spoke at an event at the Howard Theater, a major part of the answer is adaptive reuse of old buildings.

SITES Offers ASLA Members Early Adopter Discount for Certification

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SITES / GBCI Traditional land development and land-use decisions often underestimate or ignore healthy ecosystems.

Can the U.S. Achieve Its Climate Goals?

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Electricity transmission / Institute for Energy Research With the U.S. Supreme Court stay of President Obama’s clean power plan , there are concerns the U.S. will miss its stated goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 26-28 percent by 2025

The Visible Hand of the Landscape Architect

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ASLA 2015 Professional General Design Honor Award. The Lawn on D / Christian Phillips Photography Gina Ford, ASLA, a landscape architect and principal at Sasaki Associates , keeps coming back to the same question: “How do we make the hand of the landscape architect visible?” Ford posed the question during a lecture at North Carolina State University’s College of Design. She then identified two projects from the multidisciplinary Urban Studio she chairs at Sasaki that demonstrate just a few of the visible roles landscape architects play.

Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (February 16 – 29)

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Le Caveau by Christian Poules is a four-sided room with walls made of stones contained within steel frames / Dezeen Installations for Quebec Garden Festival to Include Pavilion and Suspended Cone – Dezeen Magazine, 2/17/16 “A shadowy room with gabion walls and a suspended canopy made of wooden slats are among the winners of a juried competition to design installations for this year’s International Garden Festival, in Quebec, Canada.” Contested Landscapes: 9 Public Re-Appropriations of Urban Infrastructure – Architizer, 2/18/16 “In cities around the world, space that was once fully given over to utilitarian functions such as highway interchanges, elevated rail lines, waterways and streets are being wrestled into the public domain for the use of the pedestrian.” The Salt Season – Metropolis, 2/23/16 “This mixture increases winter road safety, melting ice and providing needed friction on slippery surfaces, but its application also produces a number of negative side effects, including a very toxic impact on plant life adjacent to roadways.” Arizona Bill Would Kill Licensing Requirements for a Host of Professionals, From Yoga Instructors to Geologists – The Arizona Republic, 2/25/16 “Todd Briggs is at the height of his career as a landscape architect. After years at a larger firm, he started his own business

It’s Time to Take Phytoremediation Seriously

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Phyto / Routledge Any new studio reference book needs be beautifully illustrated. In this respect, Harvard University landscape architecture professor Niall Kirkwood, FASLA, and landscape architect Kate Kennen , ASLA, don’t disappoint with Phyto: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design .

Stormproofing the Atlantic Coast

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Atlantic City, New Jersey / Structure of Coastal Resilience The galleries of the Center for Architecture in New York City provide a small view of the large scope of the Structures of Coastal Resilience , a new research and design project from Princeton University.

Who Taught You How to See?

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Paradise Valley Residence / Coen + Partners This is the question landscape architect Shane Coen, ASLA, founder of Coen + Partners , asked as he began his lecture at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design.

Survey Reveals Top Ten Design Trends for Residential Landscape Architecture

Survey Reveals Top Ten Design Trends for Residential Landscape Architecture

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Sustainable design is the big trend for residential landscapes, according to the 2016 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The top trend—rainwater/graywater harvesting—reflects a growing consumer demand for beautiful residential landscapes that also save water.   ASLA 2015 Professional Award of…

Encuesta revela las diez principales tendencias de diseño en la arquitectura paisajista residencial

Encuesta revela las diez principales tendencias de diseño en la arquitectura paisajista residencial

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El diseño sustentable es la gran tendencia en el paisajismo residencial, así lo señala la Encuesta 2016 sobre Tendencias de Arquitectura Paisajista Residencial llevada a cabo por la Asociación Estadounidense de Arquitectos Paisajistas (American Society of Landscape Architects, ASLA). …

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