Drawing by Lawrence Halprin, detail



•   Landscape historian Ethan Carr writes about The Best Planned City in the World, linking the seminal design with a range of other types of parks—including Colonial Williamsburg, designed by Arthur A. Shurcliff, the subject of a forthcoming book by Elizabeth Hope Cushing, and segregated state parks in the South, the topic of a forthcoming book by William O’Brien.

•   Landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh contributes an article about his experiences creating parks throughout the United States.

•   Preeminent preservationist Elizabeth Barlow Rogers reflects on changes in urban parks since the 1980s.

•   Landscape architect Kelly Comras writes on Ruth Shellhorn’s work at Disneyland.

•   Preservation challenges at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Buffalo, designed by Olmsted & Vaux.

•   Historian Marjorie White discusses Warren H. Manning’s design for Mountain Brook Estates in Birmingham, Alabama.

•   Historical landscape architect James O’Day reports on the new Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy.

•   Artist and historian Anita Bracalente traces the history of the parklike campus of the University of Indiana in Bloomington.

•   Jane Roy Brown contributes an article on the vast and somber Flight 93 Memorial and National Park, in Somerset County, PA.

•   Caroline Loughlin is named 2012 LALH Preservation Hero.