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Letters • 9
Land Matters • 13
Riprap • 14

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

On the Boards • 20
Master planning for the future preserves a place to experience the culture and quality of the Sonoran desert landscape.
By Heather Hammatt, asla

Plants • 22
Plants of a Musical Nature
Plant selection can reflect musical themes.
By Don Brigham, Jr., asla

Details • 24
A Sculptural Approach to Seating
Two Colorado benches express their region.
By Richard Hansen, asla

Design • 28
To the Portuguese
The tradition of great nineteenth-century parks is alive in Portugal.
By E. Lynn Miller, fasla

Practice • 34
Just Rewards
With assistance from the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, cultural landscapes get their due.
By Kim A. O'Connell

Technology • 38
Watersheds and the Web
Digital data for design and planning.
By Madis Pihlak, asla
Ecology • 42

Design Under Fire
Designers can reduce the risk of wildfires by facing the challenge with advanced planning and reduction of fuel loads.
By Heather Hammatt, asla

Planning • 48
Voices of a Movement
A national memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr., commemorates the man, the message, and the movement.
By Heather Hammatt, asla

Shared Wisdom • 76
Drawing Out Ideas
An Indianapolis designer carries on the skill of three-dimensional hand-drawing.
By Meg Calkins

Books • 80
Buyer's Guide Index • 94
New Products • 124
Display Ad Index • 125
Critic at Large • 128
Running the Gauntlet
Is park safety about exclusion or participation?
By Ilaria Salvadori

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