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 Walkabout: Turning the Corner in Garfield with Green + Screen
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
11/06/12
“A landscape architect with her own firm, Origin 4 Design, [Rebecca Mizikar] designed the two-piece bench as a member of the ecoDesigners Guild—a group of designers and architects who came together in 2008 when firms were laying people off.”

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The Licensing Fight in Illinois Comes Down to the Wire
Lawn & Landscape
11/06/12
“Contractors across the country are fending off attacks from plumbers, landscape architects, and cash-strapped cities.”

BDP Takes First Steps Toward Britain's Answer to the High Line
Horticulture Week
11/06/12 
“Britain's answer to the High Line in New York is gathering steam in a project led by landscape architects at BDP.”

Garden Cultivates Hope
Arizona Republic
11/5/12
“[Michael] Dollin has been involved in landscape architecture for the garden and the campus.”

Protecting the City, Before Next Time
The New York Times
11/03/12
“Ms. [Kate] Orff’s proposal, created by a team at her design firm Scape/Landscape Architecture P.L.L.C., envisions a system of artificial reefs in the channel and the bay built out of rocks, shells, and fuzzy rope that is intended to nurture the growth of oysters (she calls them “nature’s wave attenuators”).”

The Real Luxury: A Way Out
The New York Times
11/03/12
“Not long ago, Ms. [Susannah] Drake, a landscape architect, curious about the placement of New York City’s public housing, devised a map to find out how much of it was built on flood zones.”

Jerusalem Fastening Its Green Belt
Haaretz
11/01/12
“In recent years, environmental protection organizations, planners, and landscape architects have been discovering the importance of preserving nature in urban areas. The issue will take center stage next week at the 10th annual convention of the Israeli Association of Landscape Architects, to be held at the Begin Center in Jerusalem.”

Library of American Landscape History Turns 20
Boston Globe
10/28/12
Landscape architects and historians from around the country converged on the Boston Athenaeum Saturday night to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Library of American Landscape History, the foremost publisher in the genre, which is headquartered in Amherst.”

Close the Gap Winners Announced: Envisioning a Completed East River Greenway
Bustler
10/27/12
“d3 and Transportation Alternatives have announce the winners of the 'Close the Gap' design competition, which invited architects, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, and students worldwide to envision the completion of New York City’s East River Greenway.”

The Green Team: Part 4—Planting for the Future
Metropolis Magazine
10/23/12
“As a recent graduate new to the practice of landscape architecture, I am learning that there are circumstances that can breed conflict between landscape architects and real estate developers.”

Honored Landscape Architect Shares Career Highlights
Palm Beach Daily News
10/19/12
Landscape architect Morgan Wheelock’s life work encompasses a range of styles and earthy canvases.”

Fear No Public Art
Nonprofit Quarterly
10/17/12
“It is kind of shocking to see experts like Susan Weiler of the University of Pennsylvania having to make the case that ‘public art is important’ in a presentation to the American Society of Landscape Architects. If landscape architects need that message, perhaps NPQ Newswire readers do, too.”

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