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Oysters Could Save New York From More Sandys: Commentary

Kate Orff wants to grow oysters in New York’s Jamaica Bay. Not for you to eat, but to save the shore from mighty storms.<p>Great piles of mollusks will …

The Long-Term Returns of Obesity Prevention Policies

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates the costs of proposed federal legislation over a 10-year timeframe. For policies and programs that …

Public health policy and landscape

Olympic Park. © Peter Neal<p>We believe those involved in creating healthy places should champion the role landscape plays in improving health outcomes. …

Self-improvement

Using Healthcare Landscape Architecture To Promote Healthier Lifestyles

For more than a decade, the efficacy of adding therapeutic outdoor spaces to healthcare campuses has continued to gain traction among systems. While …

Vegetable Gardens

The Architecture of Life

Executive Producer: Stephen Kellert<br>Producer/Director: Bill Finnegan<br>Production Company: Tamarack Media<br>Film Length: 60 minutes<p>Biophilic Design is an …

Habitats

A New Focus on Healthy Communities

During a session at the 2013 ASLA Annual Meeting in Boston, the three presidents of the major design organizations — American Society of Landscape …

Our Biophilia Can Lead Us to a New Design Ethic

“Great presentation, but a little bit preaching to the choir,” said the woman sitting behind me at Sunday’s general session of the ASLA Annual …

landscapeurbanism.com

Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes

Brownfields are abandoned, environmentally-contaminated industrial or commercial sites. People who come into frequent contact with the leftover …

Water

archimess:

<b>‘the O’ - proposal for a pedestrian bridge in Salford, Manchester</b><b><br>by Alexander Daxböck and Chris Precht</b><p>Changing its appearance depending on the angle of approach, this proposal for the meadows salford bridge competition by designers Alexander Daxböck and Chris Precht of penda features a strong elliptical shape. the project offers a dominant visual landmark that when viewed from its side looks like a regular suspended bridge, but as one gets closer the structure opens up to a rounded volume, …

ASLA Releases Guide To Health Benefits of Nature

Flickr credit: João Loureiro<p>Over 50 percent of the global population lives in cities. Despite this – or maybe because of it – it is widely understood …

Ecology

Lafitte Greenway + Revitalization Corridor | Linking New Orleans Neighborhoods

Site Plan. The Lafitte Greenway is a 3.1-mile long right-of-way that was once used for the transportation of goods along a rail corridor. It is …

New Orleans

Lovefest: Landscape Architects and Restoration Ecologists

Landscape architecture and ecological restoration are really different disciplines, but increasingly these fields are working together in fascinating …

How Can We Ethically Design with Nature?

With the line between human and natural environments becoming increasingly blurred, how can we ethically design with ecological systems? One session …