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Fracking: Can Getting Involved Do Any Good?, The Dirt

Dredge by Design, The Huffington Post

Major Revamp Planned for the National Mall, The Dirt

Bike Share Is Growing Up, The Dirt

Interview with Public Arfist Janet Echelman, The Dirt

In a Volatile Period, The Dirt

X Marks the Spot for 11th Street Bridge, The Dirt

Jackson Ward in Flux, The Dirt

How to Combat Gentrification, The Dirt

The New Sharing Economy, The Dirt

Is Urban Revitalization Without Gentrication Possible?, The Dirt

Brilliant Idea: The Green Benefits District, The Dirt

Jaime Lerner’s Pinpricks of Change, The Huffington Post

5×5: A Powerful Commentary on Gentrification in Washington, D.C., The Dirt

Sustainable Design Innovation: Perez Art Museum Miami, The Dirt

New Survey Uncovers the Lure of the City, The Huffington Post

Christoph Gielen’s Aerial Photographs Document the Failures of Sprawl, The Dirt

Blue Cities Have a Sustainable Relationship with Oceans, The Huffington Post

Do Curves Matter, The Dirt

In New Orleans, a Delicate Balancing Act, The Dirt

The Same Place Programmed by Dumb Software, The Dirt

Nature Is But Another Name for Health, The Dirt

Our Sense Snap Us Back to the Here and Now, The Dirt

A Sense of the Past, The Dirt

Cities Can Undo Inequality If they Start Planning, The Dirt

The Rebirth of Medellin, The Dirt

An Escalator to Opportunity, The Dirt

Lovable Places Are Sustainable, The Dirt

D.C. Businesses Positive about Bikeshare But Most Don’t See Sales Boost, The Dirt

Detours Obligatory: Rotterdam’s Water Square, The Dirt

Jan Gehl: The City Is Big, The Dirt

Q&A: Marion Pressley, Landscape Architect, Metropolis Magazine

Q&A: Thomas Balsley, Landscape Architect, Metropolis Magazine 


Can L’Enfant Plaza Become a Place for People?, The Dirt

The Humble Public Bench Becomes Comfortable, Inclusive, and Healthy, The Dirt

Buckminster Fuller: World Man, The Dirt

The Legacy of Dan Kiley, The Dirt

Restoration: Another Layer of History, The Dirt

Novel Ecosystems: Not So Novel Anymore, The Dirt

Lovefest: Landscape Architects and Restoration Ecologists, The Dirt

Walter Hood’s Hybrid Landscapes, The Dirt

The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Boston, Metropolis Magazine

Online Guide to Health Benefits of Nature, Metropolis Magazine

Atlantic City Re-imagines Itself, Again, The Dirt

Obama Unveils Long-awaited Climate Change Plan, The Dirt

Q&A: Suzanne Blier, Metropolis Magazine

With the Beltline, Atlanta Wants to Become a New City, The Dirt 

Preserving Nigeria’s Evil Forests, The Dirt

Nearly Unknown in the West: Sub-Saharan Africa’s Cultural Landscapes, The Dirt 

Wilderness South of Chicago: Beauty Amid Industry, The Dirt 

Q&A: Kevin Shanley, Metropolis Magazine

Beatrix Farrand Gets a Fresh Look, The Dirt 

The Rise of the Endless City, ArchPaper

Cities That Get Mobility Right, The Dirt 

What Can Design Schools Offer Cities?, The Dirt 

Sweet and Salt: Water and the Dutch, The Dirt 

Kongjian Yu: China’s Olmsted, The Dirt 

Is There a Secret Recipe for Successful Urban Development?, The Dirt 

Sustainable Urban Transportation Is at the Heart of a Greener Future, The Dirt 

Detroit Is Not a Ruin, The Dirt 


The Home of the Future Is Now a Reality, The Dirt

Whole Foods’ “Conscious Capitalism”, The Dirt

Harnessing the Genius of Gamers, The Dirt

Permaculture = Permanent Agriculture, The Dirt

Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park Is Now History, The Dirt

Trees Are a Matter of Life and Death, The Dirt

Q&A: Jeff Stein, Metropolis Magazine

Interview with Jinny Blom on the Therapeutic Effect of Gardens, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Why Public Art Is Important, The Dirt

Interview with Brian Johnston on the Landscape of Autism, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

A Roadmap for Urban Agriculture, The Dirt

Parks Are Part of Our Healthcare System, The Dirt

Q&A: Mayor Mick Cornett, Metropolis Magazine

National Building Museum’s Mini-Golf Course: Harder Than It Looks, The Dirt

Paver Power, The Dirt

National Mall Design Competition Winners Speak Out, The Dirt

It’s Definitely Time to Rethink the Parking Lot, The Dirt

The Psychology of Interior Design, The Dirt

Urban Agriculture Isn’t New, The Dirt

How Tokyo Invented Sushi, The Dirt

Playa Vista Overcomes Its Obstacles, The Dirt

How Does a Community Become a Gay Mecca?, The Dirt

A Landscape Neutra Would Have Loved, The Dirt

Q&A: Diana Balmori, Metropolis Magazine

Cao | Perrot’s Cherry Blossoms, The Dirt

Diana Balmori: “The Important Thing Is the Space”, The Dirt

Interview with Robert Hammond, Co-Founder of the High Line, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Landscapes That Fool You, The Dirt

The Future of Public Space: Evolution and Revolution, The Dirt


Interview with Emma Marris, Author of Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Interview with Martha Schwartz on the Power of Design, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Why Use Ipe When You Can Have Black Locust?, The Dirt

Interview with Bjarke Ingels on Multi-use Infrastructure, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Neri Oxman’s Materials Revolution, The Dirt

The Primacy of Pathways, The Dirt

Solar Decathlon 2011 Innovations: Constructed Wetlands, Edible Landscapes, Rain Gardens, and More, The Dirt (also highlighted in The New York Times)

Robert Ivy on the Future of Architecture, The Dirt

Interview with Nina-Marie Lister on Ecological Urbanism, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Using Nature to Reinvent Cities, The Dirt

Interview with Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Author of “Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness”, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Andrea Cochran: “It’s Hard to Sell Nothing”The Dirt 

E.O. Wilson’s Love Letter to Parks, The Dirt

Interview with Jan Gehl, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Ecosystems: Forever Changing, The Dirt

Restoration Ecologists Must Focus on New Challenges, The Dirt

The Brave New World of Ecological Restoration, The Dirt

Interview with Jaime Lerner, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Jaime Lerner: Cities Are the Solution to Climate Change, The Dirt

Cities Are Organisms, The Dirt

Green Buildings Respond to their Environment, The Dirt

Interview with Peter Calthorpe, Author of Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

The Explosive Growth of Bus Rapid Transit, The Dirt

Interview with Tim Duggan, Make It Right Foundation, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Witold Rybczynski: Demand Creates Cities, Not Ideas, The Dirt


Interview with Caroline Fraser, Author of “Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution”, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Interview with Michael Van Valkenburgh, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Bing Thom’s Sensuous, Tactile Arena Stage, The Dirt 

Edward Tufte: “Good Information Design Comes from Analytical Thinking”, The Dirt

Interview with Leni Schwendinger, Light Artist and Designer, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

How Can You Put a Price on Air? Who Would Buy It?, The Dirt

How to Create a Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan, The Dirt

Interview with Fritz Haeg, Author of “Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn”, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Biophilia: “An Innate Emotional Affiliation with Nature”, The Dirt

Dr. Richard Jackson: “We Are No Longer Creating Wellbeing”, The Dirt

Interview with Kristina Hill on Managing the Effects of Climate Change, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Interview with Jeb Brugmann, Author of “Welcome to the Urban Revolution”, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

The Future of the City, The Dirt

Building Information and Energy Technologies into Cities, The Dirt

The Effect of Place on Energy Use and Climate Change, The Dirt

Recreating Wildlife Habitat in Cities, The Dirt 

Restoring the Balance between People and Nature through Wildlife Habitat Design, The Dirt 

Designing for the Full Range of Biodiversity, The Dirt 

Philadelphia’s Cutting-edge Green Infrastructure Plan, The Dirt

Interview with Kathryn Gustafson on Her Civic and Cultural Spaces, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

The Value of Urban Parks, The Dirt

Restoring Mughal Landscapes, The Dirt

Interview with Mia Lehrer on Revitalizing Communities, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Interview with Jeff Speck, Co-author of “The Smart Growth Manual”, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Interview with Andrea Cochran on Her Award-winning Landscape Architecture, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Interview with Franceso Bandarin, UNESCO World Heritage, on Cultural Landscapes, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Harvard Design Magazine Focuses on Landscape Architecture, The Dirt

How to Expand Urban Agriculture, The Dirt

The New Green Economy (Part 1), The Dirt

The New Green Economy (Part 2): What Does a Sustainable Economy Look Like?, The Dirt

The New Green Economy (Part 3): What Is the Role of Education and R&D?, The Dirt

Interview with David Owen, Author of “Green Metropolis: How Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability”, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Interview with Anthony Flint, Author of “Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on America’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City”, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)


WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture Competition Jury on Next Generation Urban Infrastructure, The Dirt 

WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture Competition Announces WinnersThe Dirt 

Human Responses to Green Design, The Dirt

Interview with Sadhu Johnston, Chicag’s Chief Environmental Officer, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Interview with Ken Smith, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Interview with Congressman Earl Blumenauer, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Corner, Hargreaves, and Van Valkenburgh at the Forum for Urban Design, The Dirt

Interview with Dickson Despommier, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)


Interview with Kongjian Yu, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

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