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City Shaping V: Can Philanthropy for Boston's Parks Break Through the Grass Ceiling?
The Huffington Post
1/02/12
“Grand civic gestures, courtesy entrepreneurial public–private partnerships, and some deep-pocketed donors are pumping new life into some old-guard cities, among them New York and Philadelphia, where urban parks are ‘in’ and planners speak of the ‘High Line effect’ as they once did of the ‘Bilbao effect.’” 

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Andrea Cochran Designs Spaces Across Incomes
SF Chronicle
1/25/12
Landscape architect Andrea Cochran walks through the courtyard she designed for the Richardson Apartments, built for very low-income tenants in S.F.”

Why Every City Should Be Planting Rain Gardens
The Atlantic Cities
1/27/12 
“Once, cities were built to channel stormwater away from building foundations and roadways. But as urban areas have grown, rooftops, streets, and other impervious surfaces have disrupted cities' natural hydrology.”

N.Y.U.’s Fuzzy Math: Just How Much Open Space Is There in the Rezoning?
The New York Observer
02/01/12
“Created by some of the greatest landscape architects of their day, these spaces are, to put it mildly, challenging. Like the modernist architects redefining what buildings should look like in the middle of the last century, so too did these landscape architects, favoring viny slopes and more concrete than vegetation in places.”

Game Changers
Metropolis Magazine
1/25/12 
“Duggan, a bearded landscape architect built like the high school baseball catcher he once was, uncaps a water bottle, extends an arm, and pours. ‘The city spends almost $50 million a year on electricity to pump excess stormwater over the levees,’ he says. ‘But the pervious concrete you see here is still forbidden in the city of New Orleans.’”

Landscaping to Showcase Home Designed by Belluschi
Daily Journal of Commerce
01/31/12 
“A Lake Oswego home designed by famed Portland architect Pietro Belluschi is being moved to the Marylhurst University campus for preservation. But incorporating the original landscaping into the new site was a challenge for landscape architect Janet Otten.”

Landscape Symposium Next Month
The Ithaca Journal
01/16/12
“The fourth annual Designing with Native Plants Symposium will be held Feb. 10–11 at Cinemapolis, Ithaca’s Downtown Art Theater. Speakers include renowned landscape architects and designers, professors, directors of conservation organizations, practitioners, and horticulturists.”

Keep North Carolina from Becoming Southern New Jersey
TheTimesNews.com
01/30/12
“The Danish landscape architect Jens Jensen is quoted as saying, ‘The soil is sacred; all life comes from the soil.’ We seem to have lost sight of that view today.”

Despite Delay in Opening, Park Will Be “Worth the Wait”
Lansing State Journal
01/28/12 
“Lansing-based Landscape Architects & Planners, which already was working on a tubing hill for the park, approached county officials about building a snowboarding/skiing component.”

Cody Explores New Downtown Streetscape Possibilities
The Billings Gazette
01/27/12
Landscape architects joined city officials here Wednesday night to discuss a streetscape project planned for the city’s downtown strip.”

UT Students Take Lead in Planning, Building Haiti School
Knoxville News Sentinel
01/25/12
“Wyn Miller, a University of Tennessee graduate student in landscape architecture, is willingly putting off her graduation for a semester in order to complete a selfless act.”

Bill Davis, Tahoe National Forest Employee, Receives Regional Award
YubaNet.com
01/25/12
“Bill Davis, a longtime landscape architect for the Tahoe National Forest, received the Engineering Technician of the Year Award for the Pacific Southwest Region for outstanding technical expertise in programs, designs, development, construction, and maintenance.”

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