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I made my first digital drawing in Microsoft Paint on my dad’s computer when I was in primary school. It was so exciting then to be able to draw without a pencil, and paint with shades unconstrained by my color sets. Although the drawing tools were very primitive, I was enthusiastic about creating simple images on a monitor. Since university, where… Read more »

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We should be designing plantings that are as interesting, resilient, and balanced as those in the wild. We can do this by designing with plant communities and not individual plants. As humans, we crave encounters with nature. To become lost in the majesty of the giant redwoods, bask under the filtered light of gnarled oaks,… Read more »

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The Pearl River Delta is characterized by a uniquely Chinese dike-pond system of integrated agriculture and aquaculture, which is operated on a geographical and economic scale unrivaled elsewhere in the world. The emergence of the dike-pond is tightly associated with flood control. Its highly flexible production system contributes to its wide dissemination in the Delta…. Read more »

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As a new chapter begins at SWA’s innovation Lab, XL: Experiments in Landscape and Urbanism, we want to reflect upon what we’ve learned, accomplished, and hope to tackle in the upcoming months. Over the past year, XL developed four new investigatory projects in our foundational areas of focus: foresight, research, visualization and simulation, and issues…. Read more »

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Last year, the Van Alen Institute held a flash competition that caught my eye. It called for ideas for a mobile structure to be located in a local park in Malmö, Sweden. A gateway city to Scandinavia, Malmö receives numerous migrants, refugees and asylum seekers every year. The mobile structure will be placed in the park… Read more »

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Ideas Photo - Coral Crest at Crystal Cove - Newport Coast

In 2000 Southern California became home. Drawn to Orange County during a construction boom, America’s final frontier had become active again.  Unlike the traditional westward migration patterns of the past, my journey was from West to West.  Western Canada had endured similar development patterns to California—gold rush migrations and natural resource exploitation, all giving rise… Read more »

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