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D E P A R T M E N T S

Letters • 9
Land Matters • 15
Riprap • 16

A slightly irregular look at the new and noteworthy.
Edited by Heather Hammatt, asla

On the Boards • 22
An urban courtyard sets the stage for exploration of foreign culture.
By Heather Hammatt, asla

Plants • 24
Mycorrhizae
Are they useful on disturbed sites? A primer.
By Anne Spafford

Details • 28
Modern Solutions Via Ancient Principles
Roman construction solves fire truck access.
By Kevin W. Sloan

Design • 30
Circular Motion
Movement at the crossroads.
By Carl Abbott

Practice • 36
The Art of Landscape
A botanical garden becomes an arena for nature-based sculpture and
a living laboratory for students.

By Heather Hammatt, asla

Technology • 42
Stone Veneer Site Walls
Some notes on their art and craft.
By William P. MacElroy and Daniel Winterbottom
Ecology • 50

The Forgotten Sea
Time may be running out to save the Salton Sea.
By
Kim A. O'Connell
Planning • 56
After the Oil Spill
How do designers keep the "funk" in a funky beach community?
By
Lisa Owens Viani
Shared Wisdom • 84
Campus Orientation
From tree service to campus planning, Michel Van Yahres, asla, takes a long-term view.
By Frank Edgerton Martin, Associate, asla

Books • 86
Buyer's Guide Index • 100
New Products • 124
Display Ad Index • 125
Critic at Large • 128
Just a Nice Place to Sit?
A plea for designers to consider where people need benches and where they don't.
By Clare Cooper Marcus

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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