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And materials (the granite blocks of the fountain recall the Tai Hu rocks common in Suzhou gardens) to project a distinct Asian flavor. The park is saved from being too cloying by the dramatic forms of the red metal gateway and cagelike structures that frame bamboo plantings. Unlike the rest of the greenway parks, the Chinatown Park benefits from its location on a widened sidewalk, immediately adjacent to buildings, rather than being surrounded by traffic. This gives the Chinatown Park an...

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Student Collaboration Student Community Service in partnership with the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture and Landscape Journal require regular raking since the activity of play can displace the sand. For that reason, Nolan says, sand is not the best safety surface for swings and slides. Simon says she is perplexed by claims that sand cannot be used due to modern standards. She notes that architect David Rockwell's plans for Imagination Playground, a modern take on the adventure...

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On the Inaugural Issue of Landscape Architecture IT IS A SIGN of the sound development of the new profession of landscape architecture that the American Society of Landscape Architects is issuing as the official organ of the Society a quarterly magazine entitled Landscape Architecture, A few issues of the magazine will put before the public the very practical nature of the profession and its wide scope. The public needs to lie taught that landscape architecture embraces city planning, the...

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While the Americans with Disabilities Act clearly requires that public play areas be made accessible, what it requires in practical terms is Sir less clear. The U.S. Access Board, an independent federal agency that creates guidelines for barrier-free design, released ADA Accessibility Guidelines for playgrounds nearly adecade ago. However, as of this writing, they have not been adopted by the Department of Justice, so they are not legally enforceable standards. If or when they will be adopted...

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National Landscape Architecture Month 2010

Across the country, ASLA and its chapter will celebrate National Landscape Architecture Month in April by engaging the public in conversations and activities that highlight the profession as a career choice, demonstrate what landscape architects do. and communicate the environmental benefits of sustainable landscape design. Be part of the celebration Contact your local chapter and see how to get involved. Tap ASLA's National Landscape Architecture Month resources online at www.asla.org lamonth...

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Moving Cooler

An Analysis of Transportation Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cambridge Systematics, Inc. This report offers hard tacts and describes the science behind the significant, long-term impact that various transportation and land use strategies can have on improving the environmental quality of areas. Land use Is one of nine categories of strategies considered by Moving Cooler, and the effectiveness of each strategy in cutting greenhouse gas emissions is measured against a baseline...

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a terminal degree (two-year MLA IJ) for students seeking advanced studies in a concentration area and the credential required for academic positions. Die MLA II may also provide a varied perspective in design to students with undergraduate degrees in allied fields such as architecture and planning, a terminal, nonbaccalaureate, five-and-a-half-year MLA degree (which exists only at Kansas State). This MLA provides the entering freshman with undergraduate foundation courses and transitions...

American Society Of Landscape Architects

ASM Library & Education Advocacy Fund SO YOU WANT TO RESTORE an old playground or design a new one. Here are some of the issues you may face and examples ofhow they have been dealt with at two playgrounds in Central Park. Removing Potentially Dangerous Equipment Some playground equipment that was popular in the 1970s is no longer recommended for use in public play areas. Rope swings are one example. Kids used to be able to take turns swinging on a rope between two wooden decks at the Ancient...

Mastering Landscape Architecture

A survey of graduate programs gives a glimpse of the future of the profession. By Lolly Tai, fasla, and Rob Kuper, asla HE NUMBER OF master of landscape architecture (MLA) programs has grown since the degree was established in the 1900s. According to ASLA's Council on Education (C.OE), accredited MLA programs in the United States increased from 14 to 38 since 1985. At present, three institutions are in the candidacy stage and 13 institutions are in the planning stage. Student enrollment has...

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