New Study Shows That for Pedestrians America’s Streets Are “Deadly by Design”

An astonishing 6,000 pedestrians were struck and killed by vehicles in 2017, adding to a deadly decade in which 49,340 people were killed on the nation’s streets between 2008 and 2017. Compounding this national tragedy, victims are disproportionately from vulnerable…

Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (January 16-31)

Terraced Pocket Park Takes Shape in Chinatown — 01/28/21, Urbanize “Landscape architecture firm AHBE | MIG designed the project and uses staircases and multiple terrace levels to account for its hillside location. The stepped levels, which provide three entrance points…

To Create a Sense of Belonging, Embrace Cultural Diversity

While designers of the built environment only improve at creating sustainable, technologically-savvy, and beautiful places, they aren’t succeeding at “creating belonging,” a feeling of “respectful co-existence in shared space,” argued Julian Agyeman, a professor of urban and environmental planning at…

Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (January 16 – 31)

The Controversial Renovation of Montreal’s Beloved Public Park – CityLab, 1/22/19 “Parc-Jean Drapeau’s redesign attempts to balance priceless serenity and outdoor art with profitable festivals. Many Montrealers are skeptical.” Pier 4 ‘Sea Steps’ in Seaport District Opening This Summer –…

Earth Day Interview: Jennifer Toole Makes the Case for Better Bike Networks

Jennifer Toole, ASLA, is the founder and President of Toole Design and has over 30 years of experience planning and designing multimodal transportation systems. A certified planner with a degree in landscape architecture, Toole has a strong background in urban…