Currently organization is underway to implement an installation art project depicting the physical influence that the one hundred year flood event has on the urban landscape. While “Flood Insurance Rate Maps” (FIRMs) are a standard measure of flood influences in the region, these forces can be difficult to understand in the physical landscape. This project… Read more »

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“A Citizen’s Forum for Engaging Houston’s Most Significant Open Space System” Historically, water has shaped the broad expanses of the Houston region, watershed by watershed, culminating in the city’s most debated landscape feature, its Bayous. If one lives in our self proclaimed “Bayou City”, how are we as individuals understanding, preserving, enhancing, degrading and generally… Read more »

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Natural waterway systems innately and efficiently manage flood waters, clean and polish polluted water, and provide habitat for a great number of animal and plant species. The drive over the past century to develop on the water’s edge has resulted in a severe deterioration of the world’s natural water systems, and the initial response of… Read more »

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A recent review of student work at Hong Kong University with Professor Dorothy Tang elicited striking correlations to some of our recent posts on Ecology, Art and Science.  Check out these beautiful projects that exhibit critical analysis and striking formal synthesis. The physical appearance of landscape patterns are dictated by internal logics or external operations… Read more »

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I was at Harvard yesterday to participate on the student project reviews at the GSD,  and was flattered with an invitation by Craig Verzone to be interviewed for his podcast series, Terragrams, on landscape design.  His series is a nice cross-section of the landscape profession – from academia to practitioners – and he’s interviewed some… Read more »

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Earlier this week ULI awarded our Beijing Finance Street project with their Award of Excellence.  Beijing Finance Street is a 3.36 million-square-meter (36.2 million-sf) mixed-use development that features offices, luxury hotels, retail space, and apartments organized around a meandering central park. For me, this award is confirmation of the importance of this project type. ULI… Read more »

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