GROUNDED

BY TIMOTHY A. SCHULER A recent design competition promised novel ideas for vacant land in New Orleans. It ended with some very unhappy participants.   From the October 2016 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine On Friday, March 6, 2015, the city of New Orleans posted more than 1,700 properties online and began auctioning them off. […]

LIFE ON THE WEDGE

On Monday, the Aga Khan Foundation announced its 2016 awards for architecture, honoring six projects from a short list of 19 named as semifinalists in May. The award honors architecture of the Islamic world every three years. Among the projects Read more

OCTOBER LAM: NEW ORLEANS

Click to view slideshow. At LAM this month, we’re deep into Louisiana—with a jog over to the Mississippi Delta—as we get ready to head to New Orleans, where several thousand landscape architects and our friends will be gathered for ASLA’s Read more

COMING UP: MEET THE EDITORS IN NEW ORLEANS

At LAM, we’re counting down the days until the 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in New Orleans and, not least, our Meet the Editors sessions. Journalists from The Dirt, Landscape Architecture Frontiers, The Journal of Architectural Education, and Planetizen will be Read more

NEW AT HQ: A PLAYBOOK FOR RESILIENCE

Credit: ASLA 2016 Professional General Design Honor Award. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl / Lim Shiang Han.   Resilience is a word that has become fixed in the lexicon of landscape architecture, and for good reason. Resilience means, among other Read more

DOUBLE DUTY

BY BETSY ANDERSON, ASSOCIATE ASLA A stormwater retrofit makes space for a new park on Puget Sound. From the September 2016 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. A ferry ride away from Seattle, Washington’s Kitsap Peninsula is a deeply lobed fjordscape whose Read more

LAMCAST: MISSISSIPPI BASIN

Horace Mitchell, whose title is lead visualizer of NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio, has mapped sets of U.S. Geological Survey data on stream flows of the entire Mississippi River Basin, which, of course, includes the Missouri River and Ohio River watersheds. Mitchell Read more

ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, SEPTEMBER 15

The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM. Credit: Rungkit Charoenwat. From the ASLA 2016 Professional General Design Honor Award winner “The Metro-Forest Project” by Landscape Architects of Bangkok in the September Read more

SETTLING IN

BY WENDY GILMARTIN A Los Angeles firm turns to super-light interventions for a landscape bent on change. From the September 2016 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. It’s been nearly three years since Los Angeles County Waste Management’s fleet of rumbling trash Read more

ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, SEPTEMBER 8

The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM. Credit: MIR for Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. A rendering from the ASLA 2016 Analysis & Planning Professional Honor Award winner “Memorial Park Read more