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Smart Growth America released a study in January about dangerous streets for pedestrians. The study, “Dangerous by Design 2016,” was the 4th edition outlining the pedestrian death epidemic that totaled over 46,000 lives from 2005-2014. According to the report, Americans were 7.2 times more likely to die as a pedestrian than in a natural disaster…. 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 »

Singapore

Before July of 2012, I couldn’t have told you where Singapore was on the world map. But the move there for a two-year job opportunity happened in six weeks. Faced with downsizing our living quarters by half, we purged possessions and sold cars, shipped off essentials and left our home of 15 years in St…. Read more »

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“High-consequence risks have a distinctive quality. The more calamitous the hazards they involve, the less we have any real experience of what we risk: for if things ‘go wrong’, it is already too late.” Anthony Giddens NASA’s recent finding that regardless of what humanity does, the world is locked into a roughly three-foot sea level… Read more »

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The One Belt, One Road policy (OBOR) launched last March by the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) aims to enhance coordination across the Asian continent, namely financial integration, trade liberalization, and person-to-person connectivity. One Belt is an economic land belt that builds on the ancient Silk Road that dates to the Han Dynasty… Read more »

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SWA summer school is in session; hosted by the Dallas studio this year, the seven student participants were asked to predict a radical advancement in their home city by the 22nd century and also to comment on what change they would most like to see. Johanna Cairns Harvard Graduate School of Design Hometown: Portland, Maine… Read more »

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