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New Directions in the American Landscape Winter Conference

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | Posted by

New Directions in the American Landscape Winter Conference Heads up, landscape architects, garden designers, and home gardeners interested in designing with native plants: Don’t miss the 24th-annual New Directions in the American Landscape Winter Conference, coming up in January.  Under the theme “Critical Interactions: Ecological Research into Landscape Design,” this year’s program includes the LALH […]

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VIEW, Summer 2012, Number 12

Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Posted by

VIEW, Summer 2012, Number 12 A few highlights: In this issue of VIEW, we feature our new Designing the American Park series, to be ushered in next spring The Best Planned City in the World by Francis R. Kowsky. Series editor Ethan Carr, a landscape architect and historian who also serves on the LALH Board […]

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A Buffalo Neighborhood Renews Its Olmsted Legacy (2012)

Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Posted by

A Buffalo Neighborhood Renews Its Olmsted Legacy (2012) Humboldt Park, Buffalo, New York When Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux began work on the nation’s first comprehensive municipal park system in 1869, Buffalo was the eighth largest city in the country and one of the busiest ports on earth. Functioning as the gateway to the Midwest […]

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Indiana University’s Woodland Campus (2012)

Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Posted by

Indiana University’s Woodland Campus (2012) Dunn’s Woods, Bloomington, Indiana Indiana University was already sixty-two years old when it moved from its original location in Bloomington in 1884, after fire devastated its previous facilities. The heart of the new campus was a twenty-acre beech and maple forest, Dunn’s Woods, then on the city’s eastern edge. A […]

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Dancing into the Future: Dumbarton Oaks Park (2012)

Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Posted by

Dancing into the Future: Dumbarton Oaks Park (2012) Washington, D.C. “One step back into history, and two steps dancing into the future,” explains an ebullient Rebecca Trafton, president of the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy. Acknowledging the borrowed quote from bluegrass musician Larry Groce, she sees it as a metaphor to illustrate the conservancy’s mission to […]

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WELCOME TO THE LALH BLOG

Monday, October 8, 2012 | Posted by

Welcome to the new LALH blog, featuring a rotating cast of practitioners and landscape historians. Please feel free to add your comments. Renowned landscape architect, Patricia M. O’Donnell, FASLA, AICP, ICOMOS, IFLA, and principal of Heritage Landscapes LLC, Preservation  blogs about her thoughts and discoveries as she works at Manitoga in Garrison, New York. Landscape […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, New York

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | Posted by

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn Bridge Park held up remarkably well in the face of Hurricane Sandy, which caused flooding a foot and a half above the 100-year-storm level the park was designed to withstand. Only five days after the storm, the park reopened, except for specific areas undergoing clean-up and repair. Please […]

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Dan Kiley, a Winter Tramp in Plan

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | Posted by

Dan Kiley, a Winter Tramp in Plan  Before the future landscape architect Daniel Urban Kiley entered Harvard in 1936, he worked in the office of Warren H. Manning in Billerica, Massachusetts. One snowy January day, Kiley recorded a snowshoe “tramp” that he and Manning made through Billerica with a few others, and the document recently surfaced during […]

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Caroline Loughlin, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2012)

Thursday, May 31, 2012 | Posted by

Caroline Loughlin, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2012) (1940 – 2013) “I didn’t know much about Olmsted except how to spell it. I don’t think I even knew that there was more than one of them,” Caroline Loughlin recalls, thinking back to the moment, in 1989, when she was invited to join the board of directors at the National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP). She lived in St. Louis […]

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Community by Design

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Posted by

Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts Keith N. Morgan, Elizabeth Hope Cushing, and Roger G. Reed University of Massachusetts Press in association with LALH Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 978-1-55849-976-8 To order: University of Massachusetts Press tel. 800-537-5487, fax 410-516-6998   Winner, Ruth Emery Award, The Victorian Society in America In 1883, Frederick […]

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