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The Best of 2012 in Green Community Solutions: A Personal, Eclectic List
NRDC’s Switchboard
12/31/12
“Best body of educational work by a national nonprofit: American Society of Landscape Architects. With a relatively small staff, ASLA is quietly doing incredibly innovative work that improves city communities. ” 

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Petrochemical America
The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC-FM 
01/02/13
“Kate Orff, an assistant professor at Columbia University and founder of SCAPE, a landscape architecture studio in Manhattan, discusses the causes of sustained environmental abuse along the largest river system in North America.”

Hume: 10 Things Toronto Can Look Forward to in 2013
Toronto Star
01/01/13
“When Torontonians get their first look at Don River Park, by landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, it will have been worth the wait.”

Sunnylands Expands Tours, Adds Bird-watching Walks
Los Angeles Times
12/31/12
“Since our original story published, a nine-acre garden by the Office of James Burnett won the American Society of Landscape Architects' Professional Award.”

Pushing the Green Envelope
Irrigation & Green Industry
12/31/12
“Designers in Washington, D.C., are pushing the envelope in terms of concepts for green infrastructure. The designers, Fuss & O'Neill, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) members, have created a vision for an interconnected series of green ‘complete streets’ in the city’s Chinatown area.”

A Place Comfortable With Boeing, Anarchists, and Frasier
The New York Times
12/28/12
“In 1909 a world’s fair was mounted here, which the designer John Olmsted said rivaled Chicago’s. The landscape architect firm run by John and his brother Frederick (whose stepfather designed Central Park) was hired by the city to design Seattle’s parks.”

Sculptural Yet Sensible
The Wall Street Journal
12/27/12
“A deep overhang runs the full length, creating a 615-foot porch with a built-in bench looking across a carefully cultivated grassy meadow by the landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand.”

Urban Parks Explored In Landscape Architect Olmsted’s Biography
St. Louis Public Radio
12/27/12
“While he didn’t design Forest Park, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted did design New York City’s Central Park, Stanford University in California, and the Capitol Grounds in Washington, D.C.”

ASLA's 2012 Best Residential Landscapes
Garden Design
12/26/12
“Each year the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) awards professional awards to the year's best residential landscape designs.”

Boomlet in Livability
San Francisco Chronicle
12/25/12
“Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture unfurled an abstract homage to the salt marshes that might once have been here, with varied rows of clumped grasses amid benches and communal tables.”

Q&A with John Olson: Finding Balance with Urban Planning
The Gazette
12/23/12
“John Olson, a landscape architect and urban planner, calls himself an ‘urban enthusiast.’”

Jagger, Dudamel, Giants, Louvre’s Islam, Olympics: 2012
Bloomberg Businessweek
12/22/12
“Contractors are completing designs by landscape architects George Hargreaves and James Corner Field Operations to replace polluted land and blighted canals with celebratory plazas, meadows, tree-lined ridges, and shrub-edged waterways.”

Southwest Waterfront Gets Its Long-overdue Makeover
The Washington Post
12/21/12
“Architect Stan Eckstut of Perkins Eastman is choreographing the work of several landscape architects and architects—including his own firm—as they craft the wharf’s diverse buildings and associated public open spaces.”

Floors, Stairs, Lifts, and Wayfinding
Architects’ Journal
12/20/12
“Thomas Matthews’ most recent projects have involved working with landscape architect Andrew Grant on Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, from inception to completion, and also with Wilkinson Eyre Architects on the University of Exeter’s Forum project.”

Cornell NYC Tech Campus Takes a Step Forward
The Architect’s Newspaper
12/20/12
“Pritzker Prize winning architect and design director at Morphosis Architects—Thomas Mayne—will be designing an academic building for the new campus along with other notable names such as Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill and landscape architect James Corner of James Corner Field Operations.”

Staten Island Landfill Park Proves Savior in Hurricane
The New York Times
12/17/12
“James Corner, the landscape architect who helped design the High Line and heads the firm Field Operations, won a competition years ago to transform the site and imagined a decades-long, evolving earthwork of different grasses, grown, cut, and replanted, creating a rich new soil and landscape.”

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