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The Dirt 2008-09-30 17:08:00
What if landscape architects took the next step and, instead of designing with nature, designed nature itself? That is the question posed in a recent article in both The New York Times and its sibling International Herald Tribune. It explores MIT landscape architect Alan Berger's proposal to basically invent a natural system to purify heavily polluted waters running into the Mediterranean Sea …


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The Dirt 2008-09-30 17:08:00
What if landscape architects took the next step and, instead of designing with nature, designed nature itself? That is the question posed in a recent article in both The New York Times and its sibling International Herald Tribune. It explores MIT landscape architect Alan Berger's proposal to basically invent a natural system to purify heavily polluted waters running into the Mediterranean Sea …


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The Dirt 2008-09-30 17:08:00
What if landscape architects took the next step and, instead of designing with nature, designed nature itself? That is the question posed in a recent article in both The New York Times and its sibling International Herald Tribune. It explores MIT landscape architect Alan Berger's proposal to basically invent a natural system to purify heavily polluted waters running into the Mediterranean Sea …


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The Dirt 2008-09-22 20:14:00
  Landscape architects with successful, far-flung practices shape places mostly at arm’s length. They fly in to client communities or project sites, do good work, and fly back to their offices to prepare the working drawings. At arm’s length, they change many places for the better. But when such a landscape architect decides to sink down deep roots in one spot on …


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The Dirt 2008-09-22 20:14:00
  Landscape architects with successful, far-flung practices shape places mostly at arm’s length. They fly in to client communities or project sites, do good work, and fly back to their offices to prepare the working drawings. At arm’s length, they change many places for the better. But when such a landscape architect decides to sink down deep roots in one spot on …


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The Dirt 2008-09-22 20:14:00
  Landscape architects with successful, far-flung practices shape places mostly at arm’s length. They fly in to client communities or project sites, do good work, and fly back to their offices to prepare the working drawings. At arm’s length, they change many places for the better. But when such a landscape architect decides to sink down deep roots in one spot on …


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The Dirt 2008-09-17 20:54:00
 This fall the Master of Design Studies program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design introduced a new concentration area entitled “Sustainable Design,” which more closely integrates the various design professions in the cause of identifying design solutions to environmental challenges.    Coordinated by Associate Professor of Architectural Technology Christoph Reinhart, the program will enable students to research holistic solutions for today’s environmental …


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The Dirt 2008-09-17 20:54:00
 This fall the Master of Design Studies program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design introduced a new concentration area entitled “Sustainable Design,” which more closely integrates the various design professions in the cause of identifying design solutions to environmental challenges.    Coordinated by Associate Professor of Architectural Technology Christoph Reinhart, the program will enable students to research holistic solutions for today’s environmental …


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The Dirt 2008-09-17 20:54:00
 This fall the Master of Design Studies program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design introduced a new concentration area entitled “Sustainable Design,” which more closely integrates the various design professions in the cause of identifying design solutions to environmental challenges.    Coordinated by Associate Professor of Architectural Technology Christoph Reinhart, the program will enable students to research holistic solutions for today’s environmental …


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The Dirt 2008-09-15 14:29:00
The state of science funding, focus and, sometimes, foolishness in Washington, D.C., prompted a small group of concerned citizens to help move the topic of science higher on the political agenda. Spurred on by these concerned few, more than 38,000 scientists, engineers, and other concerned Americans eventually signed on to the effort, including ASLA, nearly every major American science organization, dozens of Nobel …


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The Dirt 2008-09-15 14:29:00
The state of science funding, focus and, sometimes, foolishness in Washington, D.C., prompted a small group of concerned citizens to help move the topic of science higher on the political agenda. Spurred on by these concerned few, more than 38,000 scientists, engineers, and other concerned Americans eventually signed on to the effort, including ASLA, nearly every major American science organization, dozens of Nobel …


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The Dirt 2008-09-15 14:29:00
The state of science funding, focus and, sometimes, foolishness in Washington, D.C., prompted a small group of concerned citizens to help move the topic of science higher on the political agenda. Spurred on by these concerned few, more than 38,000 scientists, engineers, and other concerned Americans eventually signed on to the effort, including ASLA, nearly every major American science organization, dozens of Nobel …


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The Dirt 2008-09-09 19:22:00
  Consider a recent item in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that finds Decatur, Ga., officials weighing the merits of goats as part of their plan to revive its 180-year-old cemetery. The inspiration? Kudzu, of which goats apparently can't get enough. The idea was proposed by Lynn Saussy, a landscape architect (alas, not a member--can anyone do something about that?), reports AJ-C's April Hunt. Of course, …


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The Dirt 2008-09-09 19:22:00
  Goats are becoming absolutely trendy. Consider a recent item in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that finds Decatur, Ga., officials weighing the merits of goats as part of their plan to revive its 180-year-old cemetery. The inspiration? Kudzu, of which goats apparently can't get enough. The idea was proposed by Lynn Saussy, a landscape architect (alas, not a member--can anyone do something about that?), reports …


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The Dirt 2008-09-09 19:22:00
  Goats are becoming absolutely trendy. Consider a recent item in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that finds Decatur, Ga., officials weighing the merits of goats as part of their plan to revive its 180-year-old cemetery. The inspiration? Kudzu, of which goats apparently can't get enough. The idea was proposed by Lynn Saussy, a landscape architect (alas, not a member--can anyone do something about that?), reports …


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The Dirt 2008-09-08 16:07:00
In the July 21 issue of The New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert takes on the lawn. "A NASA-funded study, which used satellite data collected by the Department of Defense," she writes in "Turf War," "determined that, including golf courses, lawns in the United States cover nearly 50,000 square miles—an area roughly the size of New York State. The same study concluded that most of this …


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The Dirt 2008-09-08 16:07:00
In the July 21 issue of The New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert takes on the lawn. "A NASA-funded study, which used satellite data collected by the Department of Defense," she writes in "Turf War," "determined that, including golf courses, lawns in the United States cover nearly 50,000 square miles—an area roughly the size of New York State. The same study concluded that most of this …


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The Dirt 2008-09-08 16:07:00
In the July 21 issue of The New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert takes on the lawn. "A NASA-funded study, which used satellite data collected by the Department of Defense," she writes in "Turf War," "determined that, including golf courses, lawns in the United States cover nearly 50,000 square miles—an area roughly the size of New York State. The same study concluded that most of this …


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The Dirt 2008-08-27 14:05:00
Does the general public care whether their urban spaces have the elements landscape architects are taught to provide—seating and shade, for example, or plants?   What I saw yesterday evening in Silver Spring, Maryland, an older “edge city” bordering Washington, D.C., made me have my doubts. Silver Spring hires landscape architects to design some of its outdoor spaces, and I’d heard that they …


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The Dirt 2008-08-27 14:05:00
Does the general public care whether their urban spaces have the elements landscape architects are taught to provide—seating and shade, for example, or plants?   What I saw yesterday evening in Silver Spring, Maryland, an older “edge city” bordering Washington, D.C., made me have my doubts. Silver Spring hires landscape architects to design some of its outdoor spaces, and I’d heard that they …


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