Time for a New VIEW

New Urbanist town of Seaside, Florida

Image of the New Urbanist town of Seaside, Florida, from Andrés Duany’s article.

In June LALH members will receive the 2013 issue of VIEW—and make no mistake, this is the largest and most comprehensive issue to date. Don’t miss out on articles on topics such as the new LALH book Community by Design, a study of the Olmsted firm’s impact on the Boston suburb of Brookline. Picking up on the planning theme, revolutionary planner Andrés Duany writes about his most famous project, the New Urbanist town of Seaside, Florida. LALH authors Christopher Vernon and Kenneth Helphand write, respectively, about Walter and Marion Griffin’s visionary plan for Canberra, Australia, and Lawrence Halprin’s promenade at Armon Hanatziv in Jerusalem. Patrick M. Condon, a planner and landscape architect in British Columbia, offers his vision of the “streetcar city” of the future. And Terri Rochon, a contributor to the forthcoming LALH book about Warren Manning, unfolds Manning’s 1905 plan for the mining town of Warren, Arizona.

Beacon Street near Carlton Street, c. 1910

Beacon Street near Carlton Street, Brookline, Mass., c. 1910. This view, looking west shows the north side of the street with the trolley tracks on the left. The elm trees were part of the original design. Dutch elm disease and automobile parking spoiled much of the original character of the Olmsted design. Courtesy Brookline Public Library.

Current LALH members will get all this and more, accompanied by exquisite color images. Not a member? Click here to order a copy or to join LALH and receive VIEW as a membership benefit. Your membership supports award-winning books, exhibitions, short documentaries, and online resources that illuminate the richly varied heritage of landscape design in North America.

Medellin Columbia

Medellin, Columbia, where the city government has made a number of transportation efficiency improvements in this already efficient city. From the article by Patrick Condon.

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