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Landscape Architecture in the News

Staten Island Landfill Park Proves Savior in Hurricane
The New York Times
“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.”

Libraries and Their Landscapes
Library Journal 
“Peter Gisolfi ( is a professor of architecture and landscape architecture and chair of the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College, City University of New York.”

The Green Team Part 6: The DIRT on Holiday Plant History
“To kick off the New Year, the Green Team will return to the nuts and bolts of the landscape architecture world, when we will let you in on the intricacies of moving plant material from field to site.”

Cutting Down the Runoff
Erosion Control
“‘It was a low area in front of the building,’ says Sharon Fowler, ASLA, principal of the landscape architecture firm Hauber Fowler & Associates LLC in Longwood, Florida. ‘After a strong rain, water would pool there and students would have to walk through it.’”

Comment> Laura Starr
The Architect’s Newspaper
“As the incoming president of ASLA NY, I would like to consider the future of landscape architecture in New York.”

Vegetative Roof Matures into Showcase for Sustainability
Maintenance Solutions
“Officials with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) knew a golden opportunity when they saw one.”

The Ocean Wins, Again
“Bradford McKee is the editor in chief of Landscape Architecture Magazine.”

Mayor Issues Design Challenge to Landscape Profession in Bid to Green Capital City
Horticulture Week
Landscape architect Johanna Gibbons said: ‘I get excited about what green infrastructure means, but it can seem rather dull, heavy, and elusive. This competition lifted the lid to a bigger audience, using the High Line as inspiration, so let’s not lose the momentum.’”

Charles Johnston Crump, Landscape Architect, 1955–2012
Chicago Tribune
Landscape architect Charles Johnston Crump had an integral role in projects ranging from the Lisle Main Street streetscape to the recently completed design and installation of the Congress Parkway streetscape in Chicago.”

Designing the Urban Landscape to Meet 21st Century Challenges
Yale Environment 360
“Martha Schwartz, a professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, explains in a Yale Environment 360 interview how creative landscape architecture can help cities become models of sustainability in a world facing daunting environmental challenges.”

Editorial> Landscape Architecture's Ascendance
The Architect’s Newspaper
“In recent years, landscape architects have seen their profile rise.”

Q&A: Laurie Olin
“To understand how landscape architecture can address our society’s rising security concerns, we naturally turned to the eminent [landscape] architect Laurie Olin in our November issue.”

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