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Landscape Architecture in the News

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Full Broadcast
On Thursday, July 3, an NBC Nightly News feature on the Highway Trust Fund included a clip from a speech by President Barack Obama in which he signles out landscape architects. Obama states that fixing the trust fund “……doesn’t just put construction workers back to work, that puts engineers back to work, that puts landscape architects back to work….”. The clip may also be viewed on ASLA’s website.

Carving an Island to Anchor the Port Lands
Toronto Star
“Ken Greenburg, an urban design consultant in Toronto, was a part of landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh's team that proposed the winning plan. ‘What cities are doing around the world is they are essentially reinventing themselves in these waterfront areas on obsolescent land. It's a chance to see what a 21st century city looks like,’ said Greenburg.”

Newark Yard Is a Labor of Love for Landscape Architect
The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware)
“Chad Nelson, a landscape architect, wanted some Las Vegas razzle-dazzle for his garden.”

Tadao Ando and Annabelle Selldorf Transform Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts
“Architecture firm Gensler oversaw the delivery of the project, while landscape architect Reed Hilderbrand redesigned the campus, creating the reflective pool, and introducing pathways, trees and native shrubbery.”

These Books Are Must-Reads for Vashon Neighbor
Seattle Times
“[Writer Dorothy] Hall-Bauer is a University of Washington graduate with degrees in social welfare (she thought she wanted to help unhappy people be happier) and later in landscape architecture.”

A Living Tribute to Civil War Soldiers
The Washington Post
“Ellen Vogel, a landscape architect with the Virginia Department of Transportation, said another challenge of the project is finding enough space for the trees in the corridor, about half of which is in Virginia.”

Summer Means Outdoor Movies Throughout the Area
Philadelphia Inquirer
“‘The films are a gateway to bring people into parks,’ said Mark Focht, first deputy commissioner of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and president of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The goal is to have guests return to the park after the screening. ‘Maybe they'll sit in that park and read a book,’ he said, ‘or a grandparent will bring a child to the playground.’”

D.C. Community Calendar, July 10-17, 2014
The Washington Post
“Reconsidering Ian McHarg: the future of urban ecology. Landscape architect Ian McHarg advanced the integration of ecology into land planning and design. Ignacio Bunster-Ossa discusses the precepts of a new urban ecology involving the integration of green infrastructure and public art as a way to make compact development the most appealing and sensible choice.”

Cabaret for a Cause Show to Raise Funds for Trenton City Museum
Trenton Times
“The museum is located in Ellarslie Mansion and is the focus of Cadwalader Park, which was designed by the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who is most famous for his design of Central Park in New York City.”

Developers Sought for Navy Pier Hotel
Chicago Tribune
“The design team is led by landscape architect James Corner, who is known for his work on Manhattan's High Line park. Construction is managed by Madison Evans Construction Group LLC.”

The Science of Playgrounds: Are We Sacrificing Fun for Safety?
“A landscape architecture study of 16 outdoor play centers in British Columbia found that the majority of play equipment was not used at all, and more than half of the teachers said the equipment wasn’t challenging enough.”

WGHP Newsmaker: Randal Romie
“Neill McNeill's Newsmaker Interview with Greensboro (NC) landscape architect Randal Romie.”

As Options for Outdoor Lighting Grow, so Does Demand
Kansas City Star
“When the American Society of Landscape Architects asked its members to rate the expected popularity of several residential outdoor design elements earlier this year, 98.3 percent of respondents said lighting would be in demand, and 92 percent said outdoor living spaces, defined as kitchens and entertainment spaces, were going to be hot.”

Community Garden Mixes Beauty with Conservation
Houston Chronicle
“In April, the garden received its Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) certification - awarded through a collaborative partnership between the American Society of Landscape Architects, The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden.”

Outdoor Living Should Be Green Too
Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania)
“In a recent survey, landscape architects were asked what the most in-demand elements of outdoor spaces were for the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects.”

Mark Hollinger Elected to American Society of Landscape Architects' Council of Fellows
World Golf
“JMP Golf Design Group's Mark Hollinger has been elected to the American Society of Landscape Architects' (ASLA) Council of Fellows.”

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