Landscape designers are pioneering new ways to regenerate urban waterfronts. Projects by Field Operations, Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, and Stoss: Landscape Urbanism.
The Trash Heap of History
How Monte Testaccio, Rome’s ancient landfill, can inform contemporary reclamation projects.
From Architecture to Landscape
Landscape architects have begun to venture from the confines of garden, park, and plaza into more adventurous practice. Now the field needs a new name: landscape science.
All Eyes on the Border
Materialized in steel and concrete, patrolled and “performed” by state apparatuses and sensing technologies, the border is charged by the politics of recognition.
What is Earth’s baseline temperature? Good question. The climate scenario ‘historicalNat’ simulates a world without human intervention.
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.
Levees That Might Have Been
A history of forgotten inventions that would have produced a very different landscape along American rivers.
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.
The Infrastructural City
Los Angeles depends upon vast infrastructural systems that are breathtakingly complex, yet vulnerable to disruption, even disaster.
Visualizing Landscapes: In the Terrain of Water
A portfolio exploring the representation of water and landscape, from the Beaux Arts to the digital.
Ecologies of Gold: Mining Landscapes of Johannesburg
Can the defunct gold mines of Johannesburg be transformed into socially and environmentally responsible urban landscapes?