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On Not Hating the New George W. Bush Library
Vanity Fair/VF Daily
5/24/13
“The Bush library’s 24-acre site, a park designed by the landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh to resemble a rural Texas landscape, slopes downward, and the building is tucked into the side of the hill.”

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Urbanism and the Landscape Architect
Planetizen
5/30/13
Landscape architects are not given nearly enough recognition for being urbanists.”

City Shaping VI: In 21st Century Toronto, There Is Momentum
Huffington Post
5/29/13
“If you want to see why cities are centers of energy, look at the remarkable transformation under way in Toronto (and avoid the sideshow involving the embattled current mayor). Canada's largest city, which recently surpassed Chicago to become North America's fourth most populous, is amid the most ambitious level of development in generations. Moreover, landscape architecture, often the last and frequently underfunded component in development projects, is leading the charge in places like the city's Waterfront district....”

City Roots: Visionary's Love of Landscape Design Began in New Bedford
SouthCoast Business Bulletin
5/28/13
“But what if you unpaved the parking lot to plant paradise? That's what urban landscape architect and New Bedford native Chris Reed is doing right now in downtown New Bedford by turning the parking lot near Custom House Square into a city green.”

Pacific Catch
Dwell
5/24/13
“He enlisted noted landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, who added a fieldstone wall, Japanese rock garden, and brick terraces to the yard.”

Open Season
New York Post
5/22/13
“‘The important thing to remember is that landscape architecture is about seeing what’s integral to whole design and what components are needed to make a great terrace,’ Balsley notes.”

Louisville’s Urban Landscapes
Louisville.com
5/21/13
“There are more than 120 public parks in the metropolitan [area] alone, and many were created by famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.” 

Public Gardens: A New Model Blossoms
Architectural Record
5/19/13
“Brady is a Washington-based landscape architect who has spent much of the past five years working on the garden with her colleagues at Oehme van Sweden Landscape Architects alongside a team at the botanic garden.”

Navy Pier Remake Would Add Urban Park Elements
Chicago Tribune
5/17/13
“The grand stairway and accompanying Wave Wall will face south, ‘inviting people to sit and face the sun and look out,’ said landscape architect James Corner.”

Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick Brings a New Meaning to Green Design
Smithsonian
5/17/13
“…Ruddick would be one of this year’s 10 recipients of a 2013 National Design Award, hers for landscape architecture.”

Green in Color Only? A Power Plant Camouflaged as a Topiary
Architizer
5/16/13
“As a work of landscape architecture, the proposal could do a lot to restore the riverfront for public access. Let’s just hope no one mistakes it for good energy policy.”

Boston Picks Three Sites for the City’s First-ever ‘Parklets’
Boston.com
5/15/13
“The parklets in Mission Hill and JP will be designed by Boston-based Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture.”

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