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SWA photographer Tom Fox recently returned from two weeks of shooting our projects in China. He was moved by this scene and invites viewers to suggest a caption. Please respond in the Comments area.

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The evening of October 17th 2014 was different than the 1,559 Friday nights which had come before. A typical Friday night for us at SWA Dallas would be arriving at the DFW airport from Cabo, Cairo, Dubai, Chonquing, San Antonio, or any of the places far or near were we work. Friday nights often find… Read more »

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Drought combined with erratic patterns of excessive rain—this seems to be the new normal for North American cities. 2012 was the worst drought on the continent in 50 years. Higher-intensity hurricanes and rainfall—like we saw with Hurricane Sandy—are increasing flooding, costing the US over $2 billion annually and putting increased pressure on our already stressed… Read more »

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We’d like to introduce Barrett Doherty from the University of Pennsylvania, recipient of The Cultural Landscape Foundation Fellowship. He’s just completing his fourth week in Dallas and will be moving on to the Houston office to finish the second half of his work. SWA: Thanks for taking a few minutes to have a discussion with… Read more »

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Deserts currently make up about 33 percent of the Earth’s land surface area, with more being co-opted every day. When one thinks of deserts, they usually picture arid places with little to no vegetation. However that’s not always the case anymore. “Desert Greening” is the term used to describe the phenomenon of taking over existing… Read more »

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“So what do you do?” “I’m a landscape architect.” “No way! I love plants! Well, if you ever need something to do, you should come work in my yard!” Is there anyone among us who has not had this ridiculous encounter?   As a landscape architect, I consider myself a steward of the beautiful world… Read more »

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