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Park designed by M. Paul Friedberg may be saved.
TCLF, January 14, 2016
Features Former Commissioner Amanda Burden on how public space influences how cities are built, including reference to the High Line.
Metropolis examines how arborists partner with landscape architects to ensure healthy environments for the trees that line our urban bike paths and enhance our public spaces.
 See a Rooftop Garden in Brooklyn Inspired by the High Line

Designed by James Corner Field Operations, this spectacular green space has views of the Brooklyn Bridge and downtown Manhattan

Architecture studio Morphosis and landscape architect James Corner Field Operations are among the four teams that have been shortlisted to redesign one of Los Angeles‘ oldest public parks.
For excellence in waterfront design, Hunter’s Point South, a City-owned, mixed-use development on the East River waterfront in Long Island City, Queens, has been awarded certification in the Waterfront Alliance’s Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) program.
When it rains, Sponge Park, designed by Brooklyn’s Susannah Drake, starts to work.
Camera Obscura, Curbed’s series of photo essays, highlights the park that will soon be built along the southern edge of Hunter’s Point designed by Thomas Balsley in association with Weiss/Manfredi and ARUP.
DLANDstudio’s 2,100-square-foot Sponge Park will intercept thousands of gallons of storm water, along with pollutants like heavy metals and dog waste, before they can enter the canal.
Tottenville, on Staten Island, will get oyster-friendly breakwaters and a dune system as part of post-Sandy rebuilding efforts through “oyster-tecture” a concept presented by Kate Orff of Scape in 2010.
Tottenville, on Staten Island, will get oyster-friendly breakwaters and a dune system as part of post-Sandy rebuilding efforts through “oyster-tecture” a concept presented by Kate Orff of Scape in 2010.
Pilot Project’s 100 Fountains competition, launched September of this year, will tap artists and designers to build 100 fountains citywide in 2016. Each participant receives $5,000 to develop his or her team’s design.

A Totally Feasible Plan to Turn Manhattan’s Busiest Street Into a 40-Block Park

The Green Line is an idea by the architects at Perkins Eastman to make the 40 blocks from Central Park to Union Square into a car-free public space.

Aging Architecture: The Staten Island Farm Colony’s Regeneration

Nancy Owen’s Studio help bring an old Farm Colony back to productive use with senior housing.
Five years ago, New York City officials learned that a slightly moldy trove of 128 construction plans for local parks was slated for sale through Christie’s. The city requested that the sale be called off, and since then those 19th-century drawings have been repaired and returned to the government. The city is now planning to put them on display.
On November 21, 45th Street and Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside Gardens was renamed after Marjorie Sewell Cautley, who helped design the neighborhood’s plants, gardens, roads and courtyards, and was “one of the first generation of women” in her field.
This New York-based landscape architecture firm designs for the public.
Before becoming senior vice president for The Trust for Public Land in 2012, Adrian Benepe spent 11 years working as New York City Park Commissioner. The sheer level of Manhattan park development under his tenure has been compared to the changes amassed under Robert Moses.
The mayor’s office is striking a deal with eight of the largest park conservancies to donate expertise, workers’ hours and, to a lesser extent, cash, to improve parks in poor neighborhoods.
The city is launching a $40 million initiative to fix parks that have gated entrances, lack trees or have tall fences that block eye-level views.  Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver said the Parks Without Borders program redesigns spaces to better blend in with neighborhoods.
A day with Kate Orff, a landscape architect, who first captured the public’s attention in 2010 with her passionate promotion of a plan proposed by her firm, Scape, to bring oysters back to New York Harbor.
Thread Collective’s pilot urban farm sprouts on New York City Housing Authority land.
In the Lowline Lab, more than 50 kinds of plants – chosen by Signe Nielsen of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects in partnership with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and built by John Mini Distinctive Landscapes are thriving.
Olmsted was perhaps the greatest advocate and impresario of the public realm this country has ever produced.
Residents of Lexington, KY and beyond can trace the length of a long-buried waterway through a unique multi-media design experiment. The Town Branch Water Walk, created  by a multi-disciplinary team led by SCAPE and MTWTF, encourages the public to explore Lexington’s hidden waterway. The Water Walk is a self-guided audio tour of downtown Lexington’s Town
Branch creek, and examines the history, ecology, geology and infrastructure that impacts this waterway.
Landscape architecture is an innately ephemeral art form and a new exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. – The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden – provides opportunities to examine a body of work, explore its significance and ponder its future.
The team of W Architecture and Landscape Architecture of New York and St. Petersburg’s Wannemacher Jensen beat out four others vying to design what is envisioned as a sweeping gateway to complement the new pier.
How can a park or public space become a greater part of the city around it? For Jerry van Eyck, founder of the !melk, a design group in New York City, identity comes from the landscape surrounding him.
Five writers took part in a 24-hour survey of flora and fauna at the end of August at Staten Island’s Freshkills Park. This BioBlitz, put on by the Alliance and CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, churned up a world of bats, nocturnal insects, damsel- and dragonflies, various plants, andmoss.
Selected from 459 entries, the awards honor top public, commercial, residential, institutional, planning, communications, and research projects in the U.S. and around the world.
On September 18, landscape architects and other designers celebrated PARK(ing) Day. The event demonstrates the value of designed public spaces, even ones just 130 square feet.
A Sneak Peak Of the New Elevated Park at Governors Island
Standing atop a 70 foot mound of densely-packed gravel and dirt Tuesday, landscape architect Adriaan Geuze of West 8, took in a view that, not long ago, was impossible.
GrowOnUs, her latest floating landscape, is a collection of tubes strung together around a pontoon-like structure of 55-gallon plastic drums and hundreds of recycled plastic bottles  to test the feasibility of growing plants-and eventually food-on larger synthetic islands
Grace Lo of Mathews Nielsen looks at the expanding definition of what it means to be a playground in New York City.
An appeals court ruled that the E.P.A. erred in approving an insecticide linked to the loss of honeybee colonies, canceling its approval and giving environmentalists a major victory.
Becca Cudmore reports on a new social and ecological health assessment of New York City’s parkland – the largest dataset ever gathered in a city – and its implications for the management of our wildest urban spaces.
A vanity project for Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg? Think again.
New York State Department of Transportation (NYDOT) Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll has revealed a $24.4 million bicycle and pedestrian bridge at 151st Street in Manhattan.
On August 27th, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYC Office of Resilience & Recovery announced plans to spend $100 million to fortify lower Manhattan against future superstorms.
Monuments of pre-civilization feats in construction and engineering, pyramids are the latest muse of conceptual artist Agnes Denes who, in 1982, transformed what is now Battery Park City into a two-acre wheatfield.
Ennead Architects/Ennead Lab, RAFT Landscape Architecture, and Heroic Food, is reimagining a 19-acre farm near Hudson, New York, as an agricultural training camp for veterans.
Pediatricians in Washington, D.C. are prescribing their patients a new type of medicine: parks.
The 16,000-square-foot, triangular-shaped space was designed by Rick Parisi of M. Paul Friedberg & Partners and features hexagonal pavers, benches, colorful water jets, an array of tree and flower species, and an amorphous lawn at its center.
Michael Kimmelman discusses the mayor’s proposal to consider digging up the pedestrian plazas to address the issue of topless women and panhandlers in Times Square.
In collaboration with the NYC Department of Transportation and community partners, the Design Trust and their team of project fellows evaluated the existing conditions and uses of a variety of “el-spaces” and imagined creative yet practical design and programming possibilities that both expand access to desirable public space and respond to community need.
While Snøhetta is drawing up the master plan for the area around Penn Station, Brooklyn-based W Architecture and Landscape Architecture, working with Production Glue, designed the new Plaza33.
Founded in 2005 by landscape architect John Bela, ASLA, a founding principal of Rebar, PARK(ing) Day is September 18 this year.
These 14 photography-based artists take the New Topographics’ approach to the next level.
The project is called Coney Art Walls, and it’s essentially an outdoor street art museum showcasing the works of street artists from New York and all over the world, including Crash, Daze, Futura, Kenny Scharf, and Shepard Fairey, among a host of others.
Text and photos related to the Living Landmarks exhibit at the Arsenal Gallery, located on the third floor of the Parks Department Administrative Building at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Geology played an indirect role in how the money was divided. Three grant recipients in Brooklyn – the Evergreens Cemetery, Green-Wood Cemetery and Prospect Park – lie on the high ridge, or terminal moraine.
Perk Park, an acre of oasis downtown, by Thomas Balsley Associates, is making the city look harder at the value of well-designed open space.
Collaborating with Plant Connection, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture designed a plant palette that met Prudential’s expectations and was also tailored to address the different microclimates that occur on the living wall.
Interactive map of 19 parks projects, both big and small, including those well underway and those about to start.
New York studio Rogers Partners, landscape architect Ken Smith and firmASD recently won approval to build a new hybrid pier and park in St Petersburg, Florida.
To ensure that all of the trees, flowers, and plantings in Hudson Yards’ 4.5-acre “Public Square” flourish, landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz had to solve a tricky equation of its own.
In August, two new sections of Michael Van Valkenburg’s Brooklyn Bridge Park are set to open, filling in gaps with new lawns, flower gardens, winding waterfront paths and education centers.
James Corner Field Operations incorporates 6 months of community comments into a semi final design.

Today, as smart cities reclaim their riverfronts as places for recreation and invest heavily in improving water quality, they are getting closer to turning their aquatic resources back into the natural swimming pools they once were.

Since the 2005 rezoning that paved the way for Hudson Yards, development within the 28-acre site has been sprouting up left and right.
“Open space, once it’s gone, is gone forever, and once it’s protected, it’s protected forever.”
Unite to Save the Frick comes up with a revised expansion proposal.
Given its preeminent role in the birth of the skyscraper, Chicago is often called a laboratory of modern architecture. This summer, the city has put on new mantle: It has become a nationally significant testing ground for public space.
Two whimsical summer pavilions on New York City’s Governors Islandhave been slated for reuse elsewhere, themselves built from recycled and repurposed materials.

Architects Newspaper, June 30, 2015

The Atlantic’s Eric Jaffe centers on James Corner’s latest work in Cleveland’s Public Square, and goes to describe his other well-known projects, including the High Line, and transformations of public parks and urban spaces throughout the country.
This series of photographs serves to generate a community- and artist-driven archive of our shared landscape and the restoration of natural systems in an ever shifting urban context. Here, we present the first in a series of photo essays showcasing the work of these photographers and glimpses of a landscape in flux.

Creators of the proposed Lowline in New York, billed as the world’s first underground park, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund development of the project. Signe Nielsen is collaborating on the landscape scheme.

Thomas Balsley Unveils Design For 8-Acre Green Space At Pacific Park Brooklyn

The New York Daily News has posted the first renderings, and a master plan, of the Thomas Balsley-designed green space which replaces a street-level parking lot and will stretch through the development’s crop of new towers.

Sedum installation is over half complete.
The Frick Collection has agreed to come up with a new plan that will spare the Russell Page garden.

The New York Times, June 4, 2015

The Architect’s Newspaper was recently granted exclusive access onto the Barclays Center’s roof to see the installation process.

Architects Newspaper, May 18, 2015

The north end of Central Park – a quieter, less-touristed space compared to the bustling pastures farther south – will host eight art installations over six weekends as part of Creative Time’s “Drifting in Daylight” project.
The Design Trust for Public Space recently partnered with the New York City Parks Department and the Queens Museum on a project, called The World’s Park, to develop a possible answer to the fate of the Park.
According to the latest American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey, firm leaders reported significantly higher levels of billable hours, hiring and inquiries for new work during the first quarter of 2015-suggesting an industry-wide spring thaw has arrived.

American Society of Landscape Architects, May 5, 2015