Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (November 1 – 15)

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Minnesota MileThe Architect’s Newspaper, 11/6/13
“A trench drain and porous pavement in parts reduce stormwater runoff, along with an underground retention basin and periodic plantings of oaks, elms, aspens, maples and birch trees. The street meanders along Nicollet Mall, creating varied spaces along each block and corner for programming. What goes in each space will depend on public input, Corner said, but will fit with one of three major themes.”

Using Healthcare Landscape Architecture To Promote Healthier LifestylesHealthcare Design Magazine, 11/8/13
“For more than a decade, the efficacy of adding therapeutic outdoor spaces to healthcare campuses has continued to gain traction among systems. While well-designed landscape elements—such as inviting building entries, healing gardens, walking trails, and vegetable gardens—can lead to better patient health, these elements can provide preventive health benefits, too.”

Palatine Playground Travels to Guatemala  – The Chicago Tribune, 11/8/13
“Cheryl Tynczuk, the landscape architect for the Palatine Park District, said she’s glad the equipment is being used to create a playground for kids who otherwise would not have that play space.”

Southern California’s Great Park Gets a Colossal CutPlanetizen, 11/12/13
“Landscape architect Ken Smith’s bold vision for a Central Park-like open space in Irvine has been hobbled by funding shortfalls. Seeking a way to move forward, the city is considering cutting key elements in favor of a developer-led proposal.”

Oysters Could Save New York From More Sandys: CommentaryBloomberg, 11/12/13
“Orff, 41, is a landscape architect, heading her own New York City firm called SCAPE. Her practice includes the gardens and parks you would expect, but she has made a specialty of how urbanism and nature coexist.”

These articles were compiled by Phil Stamper, ASLA Public Relations and Communications Coordinator.

Image credit: Nicolett Mall / James Corner Field Operations

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