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The Long View on Boston's Christian Science Plaza, by Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA, from the January issue of LAM. http://bit.ly/10vUC4Z

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What a Big Fountain Costs (Ira Keller Fountain by Lawrence Halprin, FASLA) http://bit.ly/SGnjNQ

In Louisiana's Jefferson Parish, discarded Christmas trees are finding a new purpose—helping to protect the endangered coastline. From Garden and Gun magazine. http://bit.ly/10Ud0KP

Next Up: Plant Rights! http://bit.ly/VlFBq3 Deforestation in the state of Rondônia in western Brazil. Photo: NASA

Everybody loves New York’s High Line, because what’s not to love? Check out the new book On the High Line: Exploring America’s Most Original Urban Park, by Annik LaFarge, reviewed by Jane Gillette in our January issue. http://bit.ly/TyMSCe

Deadline Friday, Feb. 8: Enter the ASLA 2013 Professional Awards! Details here: http://bit.ly/Su9eAj

A sweet dream for a winter day! More on Toronto's Sugar Beach by Claude Cormier + Associes, our January issue cover story: http://bit.ly/Vm8zRl

Sad news: John Hopkins, the visionary British landscape architect responsible for the delivery of London's Olympic Park, has died at the age of 59. http://bit.ly/VqRFmm

Year of Public Service

“People living in Bend, Oregon love a challenge, and growing food locally is the ultimate challenge in a high desert environment. Landscape …

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Amazing British projects honored by The Landscape Institute Awards for 2012. Hargreaves, AECOM among winners. http://bit.ly/XVLjd3

Sneak peek at our February issue cover! Features include The Marvels of Turenscape, Chinese Education, Green Votes, What is a Species? and more. Look for the print copy in your mailbox within the week or check it out online at http://bit.ly/U3YZr0

Landscape Architects: Please Don't Call Us 'Architects'

Deadline this Friday, Feb. 8: Enter the ASLA 2013 Professional Awards! Details here: http://bit.ly/Su9eAj

Mikyoung Kim, ASLA, on summoning nature for healing in the New York Times. http://nyti.ms/Xp5kKo

Love to sketch? Check out Urban Sketchers. Landscape architect James Richards, FASLA, is an active participant and featured artist. Here’s his sketch, Fort Worth Main Street Christmas. Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/TYuLo7

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Atlanta Beltline Project brings new life to old rail tracks, links 45 communities. From today's New York Times. AECOM, Field Operations among planners and designers. http://nyti.ms/15hIeuO

What do you think of this sculpture by artist Marco Cianfanelli, of Johannesburg? It consists of 50 ten metre high laser cut steel plates set into the landscape, representing the 50 year anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s arrest, on August 6, 1962 prior to his 27 years of incarceration. Nelson Mandela’s image can be seen by standing at a certain point where columns come into focus.

Why We Love Beautiful Things, from the New York Times: "This could partly explain why window views of landscapes, research shows, can speed patient recovery in hospitals, aid learning in classrooms and spur productivity in the workplace." http://nyti.ms/WS0Bna

Nearly 85% of landscape architects who specialize in residential design say water features are in this year. What else is hot in outdoor living for 2013? New ASLA survey identifies top trends: http://ow.ly/hQppr Water feature via R. P. Marzilli & Company. Photography by Rosemary Fletcher.

ASLA Celebrates National Women's History Month http://www.asla.org/NewsReleaseDetails.aspx?id=38521 "In commemoration of National Women’s History Month, the American Society of Landscape Architects honors the women who made important contributions to the development of the landscape architecture profession in the United States." Photo of Ellen Biddle Shipman c/o the Stan Hywet Hall & Garden.

From Architectural Record: The State Department has selected 10 firms to design or renovate diplomatic buildings around the world. http://bit.ly/116w8kF

Comment on THE FEARLESS GRADY CLAY by More on Environmental Perception – Written on the Landscape

[…] Grady Clay is a notable urbanist, with a background in architecture and journalism. His best-known book, Close Up: How to Read the American City, …

Noted Journalist, Urbanist Grady Clay Dead at 96

Journalist Grady Clay, who wrote about landscape architecture and urban planning, died Sunday in Louisville, according to sources close to his …

In celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month, which begins on Monday, the April issue of LAM is online for free viewing! Please share: http://bit.ly/11RNGFB

Plea from a Plant-Loving Landscape Architect

Campus of Princeton University<p>Michael Van Valkenburgh is one of a few hot-shot landscape architects who’s known for large, high-visibility projects, …

JOHN STILGOE READS VOGUE

<b>AUSTIN, TEXAS—</b>As landscape architecture educators socialized Thursday evening with Lone Star beer, whiskey, and wine, conversations frequently …

ABOUT THAT $1 MILLION BUS STOP

The offending superstop. Courtesy Local News Now LLC<p>You hear a lot of talk about making suburbs into something more like cities, and if reporting …