The traditional wooden barn persists as a symbol of prosperity, rectitude, and connection to the land even as family farms have been almost entirely replaced by multinational agribusiness.
Living Freedom Through the Maroon Landscape
A vital chapter in the protohistory of American landscape design, the swampland communities established by self-liberated slaves are a powerful model for coping with climate disruption.
Why A Marsh
A writer and a scientist trace the deep history of a marsh on the Hudson River, from the Medieval Warm Period to the Little Ice Age and from the industrial era to our problematic present.
In the coal country of Southeast Ohio, the past is a renewable resource, growing larger every year.
The Land Where Birds Are Grown
A visit to the engineered wetlands of California’s intensively cultivated Central Valley.
Eat the City
The case for “civic agriculture” — for reconceptualizing cities as networks of agricultural zones, from parks to allotments.
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 Problem with Solutions
We need to engage troubled landscapes without presuming to fix them. Notes toward a history of non-solutionist design.
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.
Urban planners need to think not just green but also blue. How does the design of cities affect the health of the oceans?