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How Landscape Architect Justin Lemoine Keeps Ideas Flowing



“On his balcony looking down to a sun-splashed beach, Justin Lemoine’s eyes bolted from his coffee cup to the meandering line of a sand fence, its weathered picket boards jutting up from the dunes below.“


Spotlighting Historic Landscapes Could Benefit Milwaukee

The Shepherd Express


“Milwaukeeans have inherited a treasure trove of historic parks and other public landscapes rivaling in significance those in Chicago, Minneapolis and other major cities.”


How Sacramento Will Now Honor Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon

The Sacramento Bee


“Two new parks in the McKinley Village neighborhood will be named after Tower Records founder Russ Solomon and famed local artist Ricardo Favela, the City Council decided Tuesday.”


An Ice Rink in Downtown Royal Oak? Residents Weigh in on Future Park

The Detroit Free Press


“Fire and water features, an ice skating rink and colorful landscaping are among ideas the public offered for a 2-acre city park being planned in downtown Royal Oak, the city reported this week.”


Helena Accepts Donated Fountain to Replace Its Confederate Fountain

The Independent Record


“The Helena City Commission voted unanimously to accept the donation of the Equity Fountain, a project spearheaded by Helena resident Ron Waterman to replace the old Hill Park Confederate Fountain, which was removed in 2017.”


Sioux City Officials Consider $16m Riverfront Project Plan

The Pilot Tribune


“Sioux City officials are considering a $16.4 million riverfront redevelopment plan, though the mayor has voiced concern that there will not be enough parking spaces.”


In Asia's Space-starved Cities, Urban Planners Bring 'Dead' Land to Life



“Urban planners and authorities in fast expanding Asian cities are increasingly turning to unused land underneath bridges, flyovers and viaducts to create much-needed public spaces.”


Public Spaces Define Our Identity

Commonwealth Magazine


“Maps are not objective records. They are documents that reveal a great deal about the people that produce them. That generation after generation of mapmakers situated the Boston Common, and later the Public Garden, at the center of the frame is a striking reminder of how large the public realm looms in our imagination.”

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