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How to encrypt your iOS or Android device

Keep your personal data protected in a few easy steps.<p>The battle between Apple and the FBI has brought a renewed focus on the importance of encryption. Regardless of what your opinion on the case may be, I shouldn't have to explain the significance of protecting your personal data -- and it all …

Information Systems

9 IKEA Hacks for Your Patio or Balcony

(Image credit: Mindy Best)<p>It's finally spring! Time to dust off the door handle, step outside to your apartment balcony and start enjoying the great …

Hacking

Steal outdoor design ideas at L.A.'s biggest garden tour

California's droughtis prompting more than turf removal and environmentally friendly plantings.<p>Sustainable gardens are changing the way we look at architecture.<p>In the case of Steven and Sarah Olsen's 1925 Spanish Revival home in Manhattan Beach, their 4-year-old garden — which will be open to the …

7 Habits That All Great Leaders Have | Inc.com

There's the popular image of great leaders involving lots of stern-faced seriousness and pointing confidently into the future, and then there's real-life great leadership. According to a host of experts, the two often look nothing alike.<p>The charismatic and ever-confident giver of rousing speeches …

Leadership

How to Work for a Narcissistic Boss

Research shows there are a large number of narcissists who become leaders. If you’re unlucky enough to have one of these people as a manager, it may be no consolation that you’re in good company. So how do you stay sane? What’s the best way to reduce the impact of your boss’s self-centered behavior?<p>…

Narcissism

Why Millennials Are About to Leave Cities in Droves

As businesses and governments have struggled to understand the so-called millennials—born between roughly 1980 and 2000—one frequent conclusion has …

Urban Design

59 things you didn't know about America's 59 National Parks

The USA makes up 16.5 percent of the Earth’s land surface, so it’s unsurprising that America has its fair share of spectacular landscapes – many of …

National Parks

How is public space changing in European cities?

From regeneration and grassroots activism to privatisation and security, public space in Europe’s cities is shaped by a variety of urban developments. Share your stories of the changes you’re seeing with GuardianWitness<p>There has been a significant backlash recently in London about the loss of …

City Halls

What makes a city great? New data backs up long-held beliefs

It doesn’t take an urban planner to know that an overabundance of modern condos, glassy office buildings, chain stores, and highly successful …

Landscape architect behind the High Line designs a breathtaking rooftop garden in Brooklyn

Renowned landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, most famous for its work on the High Line, recently completed a gorgeous rooftop …

Landscape architect behind the High Line designs a breathtaking rooftop garden in Brooklyn

1/7<p>Dock Street Rooftop Terrace by James Corner Field Operations<p>Renowned landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, most famous for …

Landscaping

Pancras Square by Townshend Landscape Architects

Townshend Landscape Architects: Located between King’s Cross Station and St Pancras International railway station, Pancras Square forms part of the …

Washington D.C.

Parks or People? Five Cities That Are Choosing Both

As increasing numbers of people squeeze into cities, where can urban communities grow green spaces? The world’s expanding cities are in a delicate …

Cities

Are we greening our cities, or just greenwashing them?

Architecture and urban design are in the throes of a green fever dream: Everywhere you look there are plans for "sustainable" buildings, futuristic eco-cities, even vertical aquaponic farms in the sky, each promising to redeem the ecologically sinful modern city and bring its inhabitants back into …

National Park Service Celebrates Philadelphia Parks, Landscape Design

Philadelphia’s parks and notable outdoor spaces, along with the people who designed them are being celebrated in a new guide released to mark the …

Saving Water Is So Hot Right Now in Landscape Design

Every February, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) asks hundreds of landscape architects around the U.S. to forecast the trends in …

Los Angeles

Home

Forests<p>Forests are globally important in regulating climate and locally important in sustaining communities and supporting biodiversity. But they, …

Conservation

10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Landscape Architect Capability Brown

One of the world’s most prolific landscape architects, Lancelot “Capability” Brown left his mark on Britain in the 18th Century. During his career, …

Natural Beauty

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

<b>Saving Water Is So Hot Right Now in Landscape Design</b> – <i>Wired,</i> 3/4/16<br>“The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) asks hundreds of landscape …

Coastlines
Urban Design

Focus on beauty could sideline landscape work

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Los Angeles Plays Itself

• Home<br>• Los Angeles Plays Itself<p><i>David L. Ulin is a finalist for the 2016 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for</i> Sidewalking: …

Great Garden Inventions: A Smithsonian Exhibit Traces the History of the Backyard

The Smithsonian Institution could not have chosen a more fitting place to open its new traveling exhibit on the history of the American backyard than …

This Billboard In London Doubles As A Vegetable Garden

If you’re going to have a massive ad anyway, it might as well be used to fund creative civic life.<p>Some cities are fighting to take billboards down, like Grenoble, France, which started replacing ads with trees and community bulletin boards in 2015. But a new project in London shows another …

You can play this building like a gigantic xylophone

pH+ architects just unveiled plans to build an extension of The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP) – a new facility in the London …

An Ode to Landscape Architect Dan Kiley

American landscape architect Dan Kiley (1912-2004) is a hero for those of us who follow and care deeply about this art form. He is one of the most …

Before & After: A Hudson Valley Landscape, Pond Included

Landscape architect’s design tip: Spy on the construction crew.<p>The first time Susan Wisniewski went to see the former dairy farm her clients had …

Seaside Gardening: 10 Ideas for Serene Coastal Landscapes

Seaside gardening comes with challenges: salt spray, sandy soil, and wind. But you can overcome them, with hardy plants and clever hardscaping ideas …

Duke Energy inks deal which will turn pig poop into electricity

RALEIGH, N.C. – Duke Energy Corp. said Monday it is expanding its renewable energy from livestock waste, adding poop power to investments the United …

Hydroelectric Power