I was honored with an invitation from the Landscape Institute’s Director Paul Lincoln to give the keynote address at the organization’s annual conference. Here is a summary of what I presented. Architecture, industrial design, and engineering are thought of as first tier professions and considered part of the elite design culture by the general public…. Read more »

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I spent this past week in Liverpool attending the 2010 UK Landscape Conference, the annual event for Landscape Institute, where I had been invited to give a keynote address. In all honesty, I came to this event with the expectation that it would be very similar to an American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) annual… Read more »

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I had a good talk with Jez Abbot from Horticulture Week about how the British export of its traditional landscape has been so successful that there is little interest in landscapes that are appropriate to its time and space. People are accustomed to boxwood and lush lawns as a designed space, so much that the… Read more »

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In the January issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine, I was fortunate to have my opinion about the state of our profession included on the back page. You can read my essay on the ASLA blog The Dirt. I’m thrilled that the post has spurred a few comments and here is my response to those: While… Read more »

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I recently sat down with Michael Hammond from “This Week” with World Architecture News to talk about the significant role that landscape architecture plays in the urban environment. In cities, our contribution to the public realm is essential to cities that people want to work, socialize, recreate and live in. Landscape is a strong system… Read more »

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This year’s Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fall Meeting was held in Los Angeles and I had the opportunity to speak on a panel titled, “From Eye Sore to a Must See: Creating Urban Parks from Thin Air and Adding Real Estate Value” moderated by Kirk Humphreys of Humphreys Corporation (and former Oklahoma City mayor) and… Read more »

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