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August 2022 Preview of LAM

An aerial view of Lake Mead showing the inlet of the Colorado River. Photograph © Ted Wood/The Water Desk.

AUGUST 2022: Tough Cuts

ON THE COVER: The Colorado River water crisis is forcing the West to adjust.

Featured Story: “Tier Drops,” by Lisa Owens Viani. Regulations and apportioning that were set up 100 years ago are under pressure as the Colorado River shrinks. As climate change accelerates and record-breaking drought worsens, cities, tribes, and industries must prepare for a future with less water. (Online on August 10 on

Also in the issue: “The Lakes and the Locals,” by Jared Brey. South Philadelphia’s FDR Park was a shaggy, 348-acre overlooked gem in the city’s system until the pandemic brought the crowds. With a master plan by WRT already approved, park supporters found themselves navigating class and race as they debated the park’s future.

NOW: Women landscape architects face barriers to career reentry; a Virginia landscape architect models a cannabis farm on wineries; an art project returns historic fruit orchards to New York; South Dakota helps drivers and monarchs refuel; Studio One Eleven adds hidden stormwater treatment to a historic house and garden.

ACCESSIBILITY: “Beautiful Accidents,” by Timothy A. Schuler. Bringing POP Rocks from proposal to public artwork required Terrain Work to make a few adjustments to allow play for all.

CAMPUS: “Collage Material,” by Jonathan Lerner. A culture of social activism inspired the designers at MNLA to dig deep for public input on the Smith College campus master plan.

MAINTENANCE: “Weed Whackers,” by Katharine Logan. With experienced herders, goats can clear out invasive species on large conservation projects and public lands while saving money and conserving carbon—plus, they’re fun to watch.

BACK: “The Last Floriade?” by Tim Waterman. The keystone horticultural exposition in the Netherlands struggles to find its footing.

BOOK REVIEW: “A Collective Gasp,” by Pollyanna Rhee. A review of Breathe: Investigations into Our Atmospherically Entangled Future, edited by Klaus K. Loenhart.

BACKSTORY: Seferian Design Group inserts a healing garden for struggling families into a small urban site. 2022 / VOL 112 NO 7

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