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A New Humanism: Part 11
Metropolis
2/25/13
“Sophisticated architects and landscape architects have learned how to design convincing first impressions and sequences of experiences, composing signs and symbols, light and color, scale, soft or warm places, the presence of nonthreatening sounds or people, and the presence of nature—all in ways that tell a story of empathy, understanding, and security—offering a sense of refuge, and neutralizing ‘perils’ and fear—in advance, almost like the refuge of home.”

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Survey Identifies Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2013
San Jose Mercury News
2/25/13
Landscape architects see a growing trend in outdoor living, with more American homeowners adding outdoor rooms for entertainment and recreation on their properties.”

Innovators, Part 4: 5 Figures Who Are Redesigning the Way We Raise Our Children
ARTINFO.com
2/25/13
“The collaborative creation of architect it-boy Bjarke Ingels, urban landscape architects Topotek 1, and artist collective Superflex features more than 100 pieces of ‘urban furniture’—neon signage from Russia, manhole covers from Israel, trash cans from around the world—to represent the 60 or so nationalities of the neighborhood’s residents, as well as myriad examples of urban modernity: bicycle paths, pedestrian trails, and the most avant-garde of playground equipment.”

Neighbor Digs in Till Ugly Spots Bloom
San Francisco Chronicle
2/25/13
“‘I believe in what she's doing, and I've supported her on both projects,’ said [Mohammed] Nuru, a landscape architect by training. ‘I'd drive by, and there she was out working. San Francisco needs more Annie Shaws.’”

Before They Pave Paradise: Preserving Nature in One of Central Israel's Last Remaining Open Areas
Haaretz
2/25/13
“The rainwater from the area surrounding the winter pool, which was built with the aid of a landscape architect, drains into it.”

New Milan Square Opens in Memory of Architect who Created Musée d’Orsay
Building Design
2/25/13
“Alexandra Steed, senior director of landscape architecture at AECOM, said the project showed what could be achieved when innovative landscape design was integrated with architecture.”

Toronto Landscape Architect Michael Hough Leaves Legacy of Urban Ecology
Toronto Star
2/24/13 
“The late, great, landscape architect, Michael Hough, made no secret of his dislike for lawns.”

City of Promise
Sacramento News & Review
2/21/13
“‘We were creating several spaces where people want to go, rather than a landmark,’ said Garza, a Natomas native and landscape architect who now lives in Boston. ‘We were definitely playing up to what Sacramento is known for.’”

Mississippi State University Establishes Farm for Students
Delta Farm Press
2/21/13
“The student farm is a project guided by the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, MSU’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, and MSU’s Department of Landscape Architecture.”

Can’t Get Off That Couch? Maybe It’s Time to See a Design Shrink
Globe and Mail
2/20/13
“An article that appeared last spring in The Dirt, a blog for the American Society of Landscape Architects, quoted her as saying: ‘Humans feel most comfortable in spaces that follow nature, instead of monochromatic bubbles.’”

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