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American Society of Landscape Architects Files Lawsuit Against University of Texas Over SITES Trademark
Architect
10/31/13
“It appears that ASLA and UT are at legal odds over the SITES trademarks.”

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How Little Blue Mussels Can Help Save New York
PBS Newshour
10/29/13
“While civil engineers look to floodgates to protect New York City from future floods, landscape architect Kate Orff has turned her attention to an unusual savior: tiny blue mussels.”

Can Floating Islands, Porous Sidewalks Save NYC from Floods?
Al Jazeera America
10/29/13
“Renowned landscape architect Diana Balmori envisions a new New York that can withstand future disasters.”

This Might Be the Most Complex Roof Ever Made
Wired
10/28/13
“The design is so impressive, the American Society of Landscape Architects gave it an award before it was even built.”

Dumbest Proposal for Improving Keystone XL: Build a Bike Path
Grist
10/28/13
“Kinder Baumgardner, a landscape architect based in Houston, thinks that the towns and counties affected by the Keystone XL pipeline should partner with TransCanada to pay $400 million for ‘a team of designers, cultural experts, economists, and engineers’ to build a bike path along the pipeline’s route.”

Analytics: Tracking a Green Roof
Green Building & Design
November/December 2013
“‘A balance between aesthetics and drought tolerance was the key,’ Yanez says of the project, which received an Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2007.”

Office Project Proposed Beneath Libby Hill
Richmond Times-Dispatch
10/30/13
“Leighton Powell, executive director of Scenic Virginia, said she has not seen the new development plan, but called on city officials to refrain from acting on the proposal until completion of a pending study by the American Society of Landscape Architects of the view from Libby Hill Park over the James.”

Perspective: How My Firm Saved Brooklyn Bridge Park from Sandy's Fury

Co.Design
10/25/13
Landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh explains how his firm designs urban parks that can survive fearsome storms—and what other designers can do to prepare for the next big one.”

The Crucible of Southern California's Postmodern Landscapes

Architizer
10/23/13
“Meanwhile, another Weekend destination, Pershing Park (a rare foray into postmodernist design by Laurie Olin and Richard Legoretta), is already slated to be replaced, illustrating the fragility of this recent heritage; and we’ve just learned that Byxbee Park in Palo Alto, by George Hargreaves Associates and artists Peter Richards and Michael Oppenheimer (winner of a 1993 American Society of Landscape Architects' Honor Award in Design), has been significantly altered.”

ASLA Picks the World’s Top Professional Landscape Design Projects for 201
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The Architect’s Newspaper
10/22/13
“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the winners of their 2013 ASLA Professional Awards, granting landscape design projects from around the world prestigious titles as top works within the field of landscape architecture.”

These Winning Student Projects are the Future of Landscape Architecture

The Architect’s Newspaper
10/22/13
“Five top student-designed landscape architecture projects across the United States have received Awards of Excellence in the American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2013 Student Awards this month.”

A Look Toward the Future at National Design Awards
The New York Times
10/21/13
“Also honored at the gala: Studio Gang Architecture for architecture design; Paula Scher for communication design; Behnaz Sarafpour for fashion design; Local Projects for interaction design; Aidlin Darling Design for interior design; Margie Ruddick for landscape architecture; and NewDealDesign for product design.”

Restoring Brooklyn’s Pastoral Heart
The New York Times
10/20/13
“Christian Zimmerman, vice president of the Prospect Park Alliance and a park employee for 23 years, is the project’s manager and the landscape architect.”

Design Matters
Planetizen
“An article recently published in UrbDeZine titled 'Thinking about the Park Planning Profession' irritated a lot of landscape architects by seeming to misrepresent the work they do creating parks.”

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