What does it take to start your own landscape architecture firm? We asked a group of firm founders about the highs and lows.

START YOUR ENGINES

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Climate change. Agency gag orders. Drilling in national parks. The National Parks Conservation Association is taking on the Trump Administration on all fronts.

THE NPCA TAKES ON TRUMP

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How an East Coast fox hunting estate owned by the Du Ponts became an experiment in manmade paths for wildlife crossings. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Aerial camera drones, virtual reality, and 3-D printing are becoming basic tools of the trade even for small firms. [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Chicago Riverwalk is a six-block series of urban rooms 15 years in the making.

ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, MARCH 14

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PFS Studio's Underpass Park in Toronto is an outdoor rec room, town square, and art gallery all in one.

LOW OVERHEAD

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Elizabeth Meyer, FASLA, and Bradford McKee in the inaugural LAM Lecture.
Join us at 7 EST for a Livestream of the first LAM Lecture with Elizabeth Meyer, FASLA, and Bradford McKee at the new ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture!
LAMCAST: Gina Ford of Sasaki's prescriptions for landscape humanism are diversity, equity, and collaboration. [ Bit.ly Link ]
With the Chicago Riverwalk, Sasaki and Ross Barney Architects teamed up to give the city's other great waterfront back to the people.

WALKING THE WALK

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Worm trails show off just one way that animals can be pretty effective environmental designers themselves.

ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, MARCH 6

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As energy generation farms get more ubiquitous, they'll also have to get more artful.

THE ART OF INFRASTRUCTURE

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Your backstage guide to starting your own firm, the many faces and facets of Chicago's Riverwalk, wind power farms as art objects, Alta Planning + Design's bike lane obsession, and much more in the March 2017 issue of LAM. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Please join us for the inaugural LAM Lecture on March 9, 2017 at the new Center for Landscape Architecture with Elizabeth Meyer, FASLA, and Brad McKee, editor of Landscape Architecture Magazine.

LAM Lecture Series

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Susan Chin, Honorary ASLA, of the Design Trust for Public Space says the bits of seemingly discarded land hunched under elevated highways and rail lines are the next great public spaces.

UNDERNEATH, OVERLOOKED

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In boom town Washington, DC, SOM's Capitol Crossing development is creating new land over a freeway: millions of square feet of leasable space across 7.5 acres.

CITY, HEAL THYSELF

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The Office of James Burnett's Klyde Warren Park caps a Dallas freeway with a welcoming green space.

ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, FEBRUARY 23

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Built over a set of Manhattan rail lines, Hudson Yards will be a 28-acre neighborhood, united by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects' plazas and garden terraces.

THE SEVEN-FOOT SANDWICH

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NUVIS Landscape Architecture and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's land art installation at Owens Lake helps establish habitats for small animals.

WHITE WATER ON DRY LAND

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