Landscape Architecture Magazine

Landscape Architecture Magazine

March 2020

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United States
American Society of Landscape Architects
12 期号


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JONATHAN LERNER (“The Thin Green Line,” page 68) has been a contributor to LAM since 1995. He can be reached at jonathanlerner@me.com. “To be surrounded by billowing grasses, with the tide trickling in beneath your feet and muscular, knife-edged New York everywhere else you look, is an extraordinary experience of that shifting line between the built and the natural.” DAWN REISS (“Tallgrass Rehab,” page 90) is a writer and editor based in Chicago. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, TIME, the Atlantic, Chicago Tribune, U.S. News & World Report, and Fortune, among others. Find more of her work at dawnreiss.com or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @dawnreiss. “The sheer size and magnitude of Midewin is hard to grasp unless you actually visit it. To put it in perspective, if…

quite a splash

The National Association of Home Builders, among others, is giddy about a new Trump administration rule that allows widespread water pollution and wetland destruction. In late January, the federal government put out its final fixes to the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, known also as the Waters of the United States rule, under the Clean Water Act. The changes remove safeguards for most wetlands and more than 18 percent of streams. You are now free to fill these wetlands and foul these waters unburdened by law or by the unforgiving science that tells us which things turn water toxic and that water still runs downhill. The administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, even showed up at the home builders’ annual gathering in Las Vegas to announce the changes…

change management

This letter is prompted by two recent articles that appeared in a section of Landscape Architecture Magazine labeled Foreground/Preservation: “Lunch Break Brutalism” (November) and “Theater Revival” (January). The projects discussed are the M. Paul Friedberg-designed Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis and the Robert Royston-designed Quarry Amphitheater on the campus of the University of California, Santa Cruz, respectively. Both sites were enrolled in the Cultural Landscape Foundation’s Landslide program, which brings national attention to important at-risk landscapes—Peavey Plaza in October 2008 and the Quarry Amphitheater in November 2016. In addition, both sites were the subject of TCLF’s advocacy, the former more so than the latter. I write to suggest a reevaluation of the section title in LAM so that it more accurately reflects the nature and intent of the work it seeks…

the return of tuluwat

On the evening of February 26, 1860, the young men of the Wiyot Tribe left their village on Tuluwat Island (formerly known as Duluwat Island and Indian Island) off the coast of Northern California, crossing Humboldt Bay in boats to gather supplies on the mainland. Tuluwat was an important ceremonial site for the tribe, which was in the middle of its annual world renewal ceremony. The absence of the young men presented a terrible opportunity to another group of men. Realizing that much of the tribe had been left unprotected, white men from the city of Eureka crossed the bay and massacred sleeping women, children, and tribal elders. This was not the first or last time whites would cause trouble for the Wiyot. Three days earlier, a farmer had acquired the…

a 23-year gap

The public health agency for Harris County, Texas, the third-largest county in the country (population 4.7 million), with Houston and 33 other municipalities, is working up a strategy to fix inequities in the built environment—including where and how future flood mitigation projects are implemented—in the hope that it will improve public health. The strategy, first formalized through the creation of a Built Environment program in 2015, is articulated in a new report, Harris Cares: A 2020 Vision of Health in Harris County. Among other things, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) mapped life expectancy across the county’s 1,777 square miles and found that the average life span varied by more than 23 years, often correlating with income levels. Umair Shah, a physician and the executive director of HCPH, says the researchers expected…