We are now well into a geologic era — the Anthropocene — characterized by the acceleration of environmental change. This is the landscape medium in which we design.
The City and the Sea
The landscape and politics of New York City after Hurricane Sandy.
On the Water
As the planet warms, rising seas will endanger coastal communities. In 2008, an interdisciplinary team proposed a set of adaptive strategies to protect New York.
Landscape designers are pioneering new ways to regenerate urban waterfronts. Projects by Field Operations, Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, and Stoss: Landscape Urbanism.
After the Storm: Climate Change and Public Works
The accelerating crisis of climate change suggests a newly intensified political agenda for design activism.
Ecology and Design: Parallel Genealogies
The word “ecology” has been co-opted so widely that it has lost real meaning, yet it remains a powerful lens for designers working with complex adaptive systems.
In the Mississippi Delta: Building with Water
Without massive land-building, the Gulf Coast will disappear. LSU’s Coastal Sustainability Studio tackles the challenges of America’s Third Coast.