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Letters • 7
Land Matters • 11
Riprap • 12

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

On the Boards • 18
A redesigned entry road accommodates the growing pains of Portland International Airport.
By Heather Hammatt, asla

Plants • 20
Artistic License
An arboretum redesign at Longwood Gardens focuses on the abstract beauty of native plants.
Heather Hammatt, asla
Details • 24
Paving Alternatives
Aesthetic and environmental benefits advance the use of plant-based aggregate binders.
By Elizabeth Gourley

Design • 28
A Well-Bleached Solution
How backroom decisions usurped an open public process—and drained the life from a scheme resplendent with color.
By Vernon Mays

Ecology • 36
Mending the Necklace
Restoration of Olmsted's Emerald Necklace fits modern management practices into a historical context.
Kim A. O'Connell

Technology • 42
Road Design Software
New opportunities for landscape architects.
By James L. Sipes, asla
Planning • 48
Declaring War on the Ivory Tower
A historic military base becomes a future-oriented university.

By Frank Edgerton Martin

Practice • 54
Atomic Bonds
Harvard's Loeb fellowship exposes practitioners to diverse experiences and people—and often a new view of the world.
By Kim A. O'Connell

Shared Wisdom • 84
Creating Places Worth Experiencing
Author Tony Hiss wants to build connections between people and landscapes.
By Lisa Speckhardt

Books • 88
Product profiles • 100
Buyer's Guide Index • 102
Display Ad Index • 129
Critic at Large • 132
Disillusioned in D.C.
Reflections on the hud plaza in Washington.
By Lawrence Porter

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