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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The Olympic Games brings people together from all over the world in the spirit of competition. The challenge for any Games creation is to create a festive experience for the participants, visitors, and crowds during the time of the games, while also creating a place that can last past the short-lived Olympic ceremonies. In this… Read more »

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September 2011 marks the three year anniversary of the opening of the new California Academy of Sciences museum. As the project landscape architect — led by John Loomis in our Sausalito office — we look back at the green roof design and its performance. Living Roof Performance Stormwater Capture The 106,500 square foot green roof… Read more »

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When I think of landscape infrastructure, I think of ways in which utility corridors could be maximized. Historically they have been these single use corridors, but now that infrastructure is kind of crumbling and many agencies, both locally and federally, are looking to reinvest, but also let it do more than what it has done… Read more »

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Landscape infrastructure is an evolutionary approach to strategizing economically and environmentally sustainable multipurpose infrastructure systems, reversing urban sprawl and regenerating our invaluable natural resources. As the world faces an urgent need for new and repaired infrastructure systems, design and planning professionals have the crucial opportunity to reimagine networks that support multiple uses and functions. Multipurpose… Read more »

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