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Playing with Fire
The Wall Street Journal
09/19/13
“In a survey of 166 landscape architects, fire pits ranked as one of the most requested residential outdoor features of 2013, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

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Not Just a Place to Play: The ABCs of Green Infrastructure for City Play Spaces (Part I)
Huffington Post
9/19/13
The American Society of Landscape Architects, following the example of LEED, worked with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden beginning in 2005 to develop the 'Sustainable Sites' [guide] and rating system for sustainable landscape design.”

Guide to Boston's Green Treasures Released
Planetizen
9/19/13
“Following up on their acclaimed guide to D.C., the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has published the ‘Landscape Architect’s Guide to Boston.’”

Morning Newswire: Sept. 18, 2013
Architect
9/18/13
“New from the American Society of Landscape Architects: the Landscape Architects' Guide to Boston. [Fort Mill Times]”

Admiring Boston's Landscape Architecture
Boston Design Guide Blog
9/18/13
“On Monday, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) launched The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Boston.”

Gardner Museum Unveils Monks Garden
Boston Globe
9/17/13
“And landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh, whose new design for the garden was unveiled Tuesday, has kept more to Gardner’s spirit than to her vision.”

A Step Up for Brooklyn Bridge Park
The New York Times
9/16/13
“Michael Van Valkenburgh, the Brooklyn-based landscape architect whose firm has overseen the design of the whole park, has planned the meadow as a destination point for the walking path from Atlantic Avenue, and the big lawn to work as a single grand space, with the platform at the end of the pier.”

Who Makes Better Parks, Planners or Landscape Architects?
Planetizen
9/16/13
“Most parks are designed by landscape architects, notes Los Angeles County Planner Dr. Clement Lau, with an emphasis on ‘place.’ He notes the different definitions of the landscape architecture and planning professions, as expressed by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the American Planning Association (APA).”

Pollution in Lake Okeechobee

The New York Times
9/15/13
“The writer [Susannah C. Drake] is a landscape architect designing systems to capture and filter storm water runoff in natural landscapes.”

Landscape Professionals Find Opportunities in Houston
Houston Chronicle
9/13/13
“Today's landscape architects are licensed professionals who can take a patch of land or the grounds surrounding a skyscraper, hotel, office building or home, and transform it into a Garden of Eden for all to enjoy.”

ASLA Launches Guide on Health Benefits of Nature
The Architect’s Newspaper
9/11/13
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has launched a new online guide to educate folks on the benefits of exposing themselves to nature.”

ASLA Assembles Reservoir of Resources on Health Benefits of Nature
Planetizen
9/11/13
“For years, science has been catching up to the intuitive wisdom that spending time in, or adjacent to, nature has physical and mental health benefits. The ASLA has collected a trove of this research in one easy to navigate website.”

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