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In mid-March the annual conference for the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) brought teachers, researchers, and design professionals together in Utah to present and discuss various topics related to landscape architecture education, research, and practice. Two of the topics questioned will be discussed separately in this two-part blog post: 1) The usefulness of… Read more »

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Music, movies, T.V. shows, social media, instant messaging, restaurant reviews and recommendations, shopping, breaking news: The dynamics of my daily activities have one thing in common—dependency on the Internet. Not including work, I’m connected three hours a day. A majority of my recreational time includes streaming music on my commute, winding down with a Netflix… Read more »

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Landscape Architecture as an aesthetic discipline may at times seem irrelevant in the face of such pressing problems as global warming, social inequity, resource depletion, and habitat loss. But there is a fundamental aspect of what we do that tackles these issues, with landscape architects a part of interdisciplinary teams. This movement, if you will,… Read more »

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At last month’s 53rd World Congress of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), in Turin, Italy, I had the privilege of discussing landscape architecture as a tool for urban/rural renewal in China. Together with two Chinese practitioners, I co-presented a talk designed to augment the conference theme of Tasting the Landscape: “Restore the Recipe:… Read more »

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Living a stone’s throw from the 127-acre Silver Lake Reservoirs, a popular recreation spot in downtown Los Angeles, I decided to take a more active role as a neighbor and joined the Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy (SLRC). The all-volunteer, non-profit was created in 1988 by concerned community members as a reaction to the proposal by… Read more »

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Bloomage International Investments Group’s latest commercial development, a new, 50-acre arts district southeast of downtown Chengdu, is capitalizing on the city’s momentum as a prime destination for living, shopping, and entertainment and will offer space for residences, offices, retail, and a multi-functional media center. In addition to the goal of designing environmentally responsible public spaces,… Read more »

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