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Landscape Urbanism: Green Roofs, Community Farms in Japan

<i>Gardens and farms, green roofs and landscaped buildings are becoming more a part of the urban landscape in Japan. We look at projects in Osaka, and a</i> …

Urbanism

The Urban Jungle: April Philips Has a Concrete Plan for Tasty City Landscapes

<i>Photo credit-RiverParkFarm, NYC. Ari Nuzzo</i><p>I witnessed April Philips help create the Dixie School Rain Garden, in Marin County, California, a few years ago. Philips can build a school garden with her eyes closed and one hand behind her back. That's chump change to her! Her award-winning company, …

Urban Agriculture

Living Walls Creator Patrick Blanc On The Greening Of PAMM

In a video interview for Dezeen, green-haired French botanist (why aren't all botanists green-haired?) <b>Patrick Blanc</b> talks about his vertical gardens at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Blanc explains that he had already worked with PAMM's architects, <b>Herzog & de Meuron</b>, on the verdant exterior wall of …

Marriage Therapy for Ecologists and Landscape Architects | Smart Cities Dive

<i>By Steven N. Handel</i><p>Hello. Come in. What's on your mind? Why have you come to chat with me?<p><b>"We have such different backgrounds"</b><p>Ecologists' interest …

Habitats

Pedestrians Prioritized in Montreal, Canada: Five Projects Launching in 2015 | The Global Grid

<b>In Montreal, Canada, five streets will be transformed in order to provide more space for pedestrians, beginning this summer.</b> These projects are part …

Urbanism

Articles about charles birnbaum future landscape architecture on Dwell.com - Dwell

Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are...<p>The turn-of-the-century design icon's architectural projects reveal his modern foresight.<p>A refreshing change to commercial architectural landscaping.<p>Landscape …

Architecture

Articles about primer landscape architecture on Dwell.com - Dwell

A refreshing change to commercial architectural landscaping.<p>Landscape architect and urban designer Marcel Wilson describes his practice as “combining things that are made with things that...<p>CMG Landscape Architecture is one of the coolest firms working in San Francisco today.<p>Charles Birnbaum, …

Architecture

Remembering Modernism's Go-To Landscape Architect

A photo exhibit of Dan Kiley's prolific career.<p>Behind many great museums, office towers, and private residences of the 20th century, there's often an unsung landscape architect. While people flock to visit Marcel Breuer's houses, I.M. Pei's museums, and mostly anything by Louis Kahn, far fewer of …

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Five Major Landscape Architecture Firms Unveil Competing Designs for New Presidio Parklands Project in San Francisco

Five of the world's most acclaimed landscape architecture firms just unveiled their visions for a new 13-acre national park in San Francisco! Located …

Get Lost in These 5 Cartography Magazines

In the age of smart devices, it’s getting easier to find your way around with GPS and map apps. Map-reading becomes a handy skill when you don’t have access to the Internet. Hundreds of years of cartography and intrepid navigation yielded the very first maps, which were representations of land or …

Maps

New in the Shop: Beautifully Abstract City Maps by Jazzberry Blue

Using bold colors and geometric forms, artist Jazzberry Blue creates abstract maps of some of the world's most famous cities. He's made these modern maps, that have that mid-century modern look to them, for almost every city you can think of including Chicago, Milan, and Berlin. The self-taught …

Maps

Making Public Spaces Actually Public

Many a development agreement has been sweetened by the inclusion of privately owned public spaces (POPS), which are intended to provide community …

San Francisco County’s Plan to Ease Housing Crunch

An aerial view of Hunters Point (center) and Candlestick Point (bottom left), where the city plans to build about 12,000 housing units over the next …

Las Vegas is building ideal american cities through urban design principles

How Vegas is Building the New Ideal for American Cities<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Want a day of IRL PSFK inspiration? Come to our CXI 2018 …

Climate Change, Cars and City Character

According to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, over the next 15 years, about $90 trillion will be invested in infrastructure in the …

Here's What Market Street Looked Like Before Cars Took Over

Streetscape planning has a way of getting political, turning any bulbout or bit of landscaping into a potential point of contention between sometimes-warring factions of cyclists, pedestrians, and cars. It's easy to forget that <b>jaywalking was a foreign concept</b> in the streets of the 19th and early …

The makeover of Mexico City

MEXICO CITY — In a poem, Octavio Paz called the vast, colorful, ever-expanding metropolis of his birth “a paradise of cages.”<p>It is, after all, a city …

The Perfect Day in Austin

These days, Austin is booming on all fronts, with 158 people moving here every day and a scorching-hot real estate market fueled by tech-industry money flying in from both coasts. But as cosmopolitan as it’s become, this remains a place where food truckers get their big break and garage bands ink …

The Perfect Weekend in Austin

Austin is famous for many things: new music, great food, and a vibrant hipster culture that flourishes thanks to its 50,000-student strong university. Many people forget that Austin, not the larger Houston or Dallas, is the capital of Texas, so it’s easy to overlook the fact that beneath all the …

5 Stops for Year Round Tamales in Austin

Tamales are a staple in many households during the holidays in Central Texas, but why let the calendar limit what time of year you can enjoy them? …

Craft Pride, Draught House Pub named to Draft Magazines top 100 beer bars in America - Austin Business Journal

Two Austin beer bars have been named on Draft Magazine's 2015 list of America's 100 Best Beer Bars.<p>Craft Pride, at 61 Rainey St., and Draught House …

The Locals-Only Guide to Austin

Spiraling Staircase with Vegetation Embedded into Banisters

Designed by one of our favorite young designers, Paul Cocksedge, <i>The Living Staircase</i> is a spiraling set of steps that shifts the conventional construction of a staircase and how one typically interacts with it. Commissioned to create a striking central feature for London-based creative firm …

Architecture

22 Epic Places You Didn't Know Existed

The world is full of wonders... wonders we know about (the Grand Canyon) and those we might not (see below). But it's important to note that this earth we all live on is an insanely beautiful place. In case you don't have the time (or funds) to visit these spectacular places, we thought we'd do you …

Charming Cabin Built for $500 with Repurposed Windows

Located in the mountains of West Virginia, photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz have built their own enchanting retreat made out of discarded windows. The towering home away from home boasts a creative facade made of windows of varying sizes, giving it an artistic flair that is both …

Cabins

What Lies Beneath

Deep below the streets of New York City lie its vital organs—a water system, subways, railroads, tunnels, sewers, drains, and power and cable lines—in a vast, three-dimensional tangle. Penetrating this centuries-old underworld of caverns, squatters, and unmarked doors, William Langewiesche follows …