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Landscape Architecture in the News

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Blocking Obama Center Construction in Jackson Park
Curbed Chicago

“On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey dismissed a lawsuit to block the construction of the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park.”

At the Chicago Botanic Garden, a New Space Helps Kids Deeply Engage With Nature

“The Regenstein Learning Campus encourages children’s sensory discovery of the natural world—minus the gaudiness of plastic playgrounds or an overprescription of experiences.”

6 Teams From Around the World to Submit Designs for Final Pulse Memorial, Museum
Click Orlando

“Top architecture firms, artists and landscape architects from around the world entered the competition. Their challenge is to design both a memorial, museum and pedestrian pathway called Survivors Walk on the site of the Pulse nightclub and nearby properties.”

Construction Begins On Belle Isle Garden by Renowned Landscape Designer Piet Oudolf
Curbed Detroit

“The garden sits on a 2.5-acre site and has a fall 2020 completion date.”

Buffalo Revitalization Chugs Along With Planned Nature Trail
The Wall Street Journal

“Stretch of former rail line envisioned as park connecting three neighborhoods.”

At The Gardner, 'Big Plans' Looks At How Big-Thinkers Reformed Our Cities
90.9 WBUR

“They were four intellectuals famous in the world of culture and art. Frederick Law Olmsted was a journalist and social critic turned landscape architect. Lewis Wickes Hine was a sociologist-photographer. Charles Eliot was a landscape architect and city planner, and Isabella Stewart Gardner was an art collector and philanthropist.”

A Brazilian Vision Blooms Anew in the Bronx

“One of three homages to Burle Marx in the new exhibition, the Modernist Garden has an abstractly patterned path snaking through bromeliads, elephant’s-ears, and palm trees.”

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