Reading List

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Marisa Villarreal

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Water


  • Online

    The City and the Sea

    Places Journal

    The landscape and politics of New York City after Hurricane Sandy.

  • Online

    Watermark: Along the California Aqueduct

    Places Journal

    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.

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    Turning on the Fantasy Fountain

    Places Journal

    As water became abstracted from the landscape, so did the imagination. How the Los Angeles Aqueduct made Hollywood.

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    Levees That Might Have Been

    Places Journal

    A history of forgotten inventions that would have produced a very different landscape along American rivers.

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    Blue Urbanism

    Places Journal

    Urban planners need to think not just green but also blue. How does the design of cities affect the health of the oceans?

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    Visualizing Landscapes: In the Terrain of Water

    Places Journal

    A portfolio exploring the representation of water and landscape, from the Beaux Arts to the digital.

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    Water/Front

    Places Journal

    Landscape designers are pioneering new ways to regenerate urban waterfronts. Projects by Field Operations, Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, and Stoss: Landscape Urbanism.

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    Landscape Migration

    Places Journal

    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.

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