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.
Landscape with Beavers
Beavers have gained a reputation as environmental engineers who can restore water systems — and challenge their human neighbors to think differently about land use.
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.
Beyond Google Earth
Satellite imagery might seem neutral, but it is constructed by systems which not only present but also transform the raw visual data.
The Land Where Birds Are Grown
A visit to the engineered wetlands of California’s intensively cultivated Central Valley.