The City and the Sea
The landscape and politics of New York City after Hurricane Sandy.
Watermark: Along the California Aqueduct
The extraordinary achievement of modern California — the transformation of a semi-arid region into an abundant and prosperous place — has produced a wicked tangle of problems.
Turning on the Fantasy Fountain
As water became abstracted from the landscape, so did the imagination. How the Los Angeles Aqueduct made Hollywood.
Levees That Might Have Been
A history of forgotten inventions that would have produced a very different landscape along American rivers.
Urban planners need to think not just green but also blue. How does the design of cities affect the health of the oceans?
Visualizing Landscapes: In the Terrain of Water
A portfolio exploring the representation of water and landscape, from the Beaux Arts to the digital.
Landscape designers are pioneering new ways to regenerate urban waterfronts. Projects by Field Operations, Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, and Stoss: Landscape Urbanism.
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.