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Shared Wisdom

I don't know what it's going to be. At that point you have to draw. And what's really different about what we do rather than what engineers, attorneys, and other people do is we can create the magic of a visual image. Even just running a cross section and drawing your little scale person, showing where the sight line is that's just magical. It also helps them see what direction you're moving in. So it's a great tool. And the reality is, I can't see it until I draw it. J.R. You don't see it...

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Inside Ah'be's worm bin, the worms convert paper, food scraps, and other biodegradable waste into a potent tea that can be used to fertilize gardens, left. A spout on the side of the bin, below, is used to extract the tea. noise. The worms are pretty quiet. the drawings digitally from subs or primes, I only print what I need to mark up. Printing on smaller sheets of paper is another option. At Norris Design, employees are encouraged to print review sets at half size, a paper-saving strategy...

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Contract with nurseries to grow unusual varieties or to train them in a way that is not common. Large trees that can give an instant effect are also sought out. To bring the character of Torrey pines along the Southern California coastline to an area of Disneyland Paris, Bishop found an abandoned grove of nearly 50-foot-tall araucarias, pur-chased them from the landowner, and had them transplanted into the theme park. The large trees transplanted into Disney's theme parks are not always the...

Pod Cast

A landscape architecture prof finds inspiration in the Ozark winter. IN WINTER, the Old Main Lawn at the University of Arkansas can be a little bleak. But assistant professor of landscape architecture Carl Smith saw a lost opportunity. His soft, British-tinted voice betrays him as a veteran of wet, gloomy seasons. I was just daydreaming, he says, about what the campus could look like in winter, particularly at Christmas. Last December, Smith, working with former student Stuart Ful-bright and...

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Passive recreation opportunities abound at Vista Hermosa including searching for frogs at the water feature near the grotto, opposite, walking through naturalistic areas, below, and picnicking, left. Culturally, people in the Latino community like parks for quinceneras, weddings, and other celebrations, notes Mia Lehrer, FASLA. Passive recreation opportunities abound at Vista Hermosa including searching for frogs at the water feature near the grotto, opposite, walking through naturalistic...

The Magazine Of The American Society Of Landscape Architects

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Office manager (who is LEED AP) to our CEO (who is also LEED AP) supports the effort. Many of the composting programs resulted from an employee offering to take home the coffee grounds and use them in the garden, and there were usually already a few employees biking to work before the companies decided to provide shower facilities. One important thing to do when implementing any changes is to be transparent and develop support within the company rather than forcing something down people's...

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Infrastructure, Remake Ti ananmen Square IF THE RECENT TSUNAMI OF BAD NEWS has you thinking that we in this country need to do some things differently, here's an option for putting your ideas and design skills to work. This year's Pamphlet Architecture competition, Investigations in Infrastructure, invites design students and professionals to propose new directions for transportation, energy, and agriculture on a continental scale. The deadline for submissions is July 1. For more information,...

Letters

Rehab the National Mall Pony Up the Bucks, Congress ( hifting ground (Land Matters, March) should perhaps be titled Shifting Priorities. The National Mall belongs to the people of the nation, as do the monuments and federal buildings that line the mall. I can understand how the mall needs may not be funded through the stimulus package, given the other current national priorities, but why doesn't Congress appropriate sufficient annual funds to maintain and rehabilitate the mall infrastructure...

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Designing Disney

Theme Park Landscape Architecture

For the landscape architects at W all Disney Imagineering. the magic is in the details. By Daniel Jost, ASLA Ever wondered what it would be like to design a theme park A few landscape architects don't have to wonder. Today, Walt Disney Imagineering employs 12 landscape architects 24 if you include consultants from other firms who are embedded within the company. Walt Disney Imagineering was founded more than 50 years ago to design Disneyland. Since then, it has gone on to design theme parks and...