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Landscape Architecture in the News

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Opens New Ravine Trail

The Houston Chronicle

5/1/19 

“The Ravine Trail at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center has reopened after being closed for the last three years, and closed for eight out of 14 years.”

 

For Colleges, Climate Change Means Making Tough Choices

The Chronicle of Higher Education

5/3/19

“Amid financial pressures and campus controversies, colleges are also facing a growing threat from their environments.”

 

Smithsonian Readies $650M Initial Phase of South Campus Overhaul

The Washington Business Journal

5/6/19

“The Smithsonian Institution is inching closer to kicking off work on its massive renovation of its 17-acre South Mall campus, which includes the historic Smithsonian Castle.”

 

Editorial: A Welcome Grand Vision For Transforming Lasalle Park

The Buffalo News

5/6/19

“The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation’s awarding of $100 million to reinvent LaSalle Park and to complete a regional trail system represents the largest philanthropic gift ever in Western New York.”

 

Smart Cities For All Playbook Focuses on Accessibility For People With Disabilities

Smart Cities Dive

5/7/19

“This playbook builds on Smart Cities For All's work around making cities more accessible for people with disabilities.”

 

Fresh Mountain Smog? 96% Of National Parks Have Hazardous Air Quality – Study

The Guardian

5/8/19

“Report finds popular parks such as Yosemite and Joshua Tree have pollution at levels that threaten visitors and wildlife.”

 

Curator Will Plant 299 Trees in a Stadium to Make Statement on Climate Change

Smithsonian

5/8/19

“After the installation closes, the makeshift forest will be relocated to a public space, where it will remain accessible as a ‘living forest sculpture’.”

 

Commentary: The Truth About Landscape Architecture

The Edwardsville Intelligencer

5/10/19

“Landscape architects design public and private spaces, including public plazas and pedestrian rights-of-ways, to help thwart a broad range of threats, from crimes of opportunity to terrorism.”

 

Planning for Future Cities Today With Urban Nexus Science

Planetizen

5/12/19

“The Urban Nexus is an approach to sustainability that seeks to integrate sectors and silos in the design and development process.”

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