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This urban plaza seems to have helped Spartanburg, South Carolina,
revive its ailing downtown. See "Against the Trends." pg 34


Letters • 9
Land Matters • 17
Riprap • 18

A slightly irregular look at the new and noteworthy.
Edited by Heather Hammatt, asla

On the Boards • 24
A landscape installation brings the details of the forest into focus.
By Heather Hammatt, asla

Plants • 26
An Exemplary Urban Forest
The Minneapolis forestry program.

By Rachel B. Ramadhyani, asla

Details • 30
Bank Savings
A streambank stabilization project in Texas.
By Mike Kelly

Design • 34
Against the Trends
A decade ago, a high-profile corporate headquarters and plaza were grafted onto a failing downtown. Have they helped?
By J. William Thompson, fasla

Planning • 40
Balancing Act
When conflicting interests clashed over the future of Pikes Peak, a multiuse plan helped them find common ground.
William E. Welsh

Technology • 46
Roadside Relief
Urethane form-liners make possible striking effects in concrete.
By Kim Sorvig
Ecology • 54

A Watershed Moment for Students
Penn State's Center for Watershed Stewardship brings landscape architecture, forest resources, fisheries, and ecology students together to solve regional watershed problems.
Lisa Speckhardt
Practice • 60
Communicating Skills
The changing world of technology has a direct effect on the relationship between designers and potential employers.
By Heather Hammatt, asla

Shared Wisdom • 86
Telling Stories Without Words
A veteran photographer of built landscapes offers some pointers to aspiring photographers.
By Danielle Machotka

Books • 90
Product profiles • 100
Buyer's Guide Index • 102
Display Ad Index • 131
Critic at Large • 132
Forcibly Updating History
Betraying the stature of Roosevelt.
By Marc Fisher

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