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Children in the Red Hook housing project play in an area formerly overrun by drug dealers.
See "Designing Safety."


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
The design for a schoolyard garden promotes stewardship and provides a hands-on outdoor classroom experience.
By Heather Hammatt, asla

Plants • 20
Jurassic Plants
"Living fossils" can be practical design options.
Don Brigham, Jr., asla
Details • 24
Fencing, Wildlife Crossings, and Roads
Separating animals and vehicles.
By James L. Sipes, asla, and Julie Neff

Design • 28
Designed for Living
Contemporary design provides a simple space for outdoor living in the complex landscape of Charleston's historic district.
By Heather Hammatt, asla

Ecology • 36
Soil under Pressure
Why the debate over the merits of structural soil?
Kim Sorvig

Technology • 44
Fountains: Some Guidelines
A primer of materials and mechanical options.
By William P. MacElroy and
Daniel Winterbottom
Planning • 50
New Ruralism
A model village grows in rural Minnesota.

By Frank Edgerton Martin

Practice • 56
Designing Safety
A former crack neighborhood in New York City is resurrected with a crime-preventing landscape redesign.
By Lisa Speckhardt

Shared Wisdom • 88
From Myth to Reality
A historical landscape architect dispels some commonly held views of preservation.
By Kim A. O'Connell

Books • 90
Product profiles • 100
Buyer's Guide Index • 102
Display Ad Index • 129
Critic at Large • 132
Postmodern Postmortem
In New Orleans, the gravestone of a much-heralded design era.
By Mark Hinshaw

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