Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (April 16-30, 2022) – THE DIRT

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Olmsted Park, Boston and Brookline, MA, 2013 / Marion Pressley

Discover the hidden gems of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American parks — 04/26/2022, fast business
“Olmsted is best known for designing Central Park, but he also designed hundreds of other spaces across the country. A new guide highlights some of his lesser-known works.

Meet the Future of Landscape: Three Companies Seeking a Better, Greener World — 04/26/2022, Cultivated
“Three young landscape design studios – Future Green Studio, Studio Zewde and Terremoto – demand attention as they lead the way in evolving principles of practice for the betterment of our world.”

San Francisco is banning cars from the heart of its largest fleet? — 04/26/2022, Bloomberg City Lab
“Lawmakers are debating whether to ban vehicles from a main road in Golden Gate Park. But opponents of the car ban worry about disabled access and other issues.

A Quiet Revolution: Southwest Cities Learn to Thrive Amid Drought — 04/26/2022, Yale Environment 360
“In the face of climate change, cities in the Southwestern United States such as San Diego, Phoenix, and Las Vegas have adopted a multitude of innovative strategies to conserve and source water, providing these metropolitan areas with a water supply enough to support their growing populations.

Parched Southern California Takes Unprecedented Step To Restrict Outdoor Watering — 04/26/2022, The Guardian
“The Southern California Metropolitan Water District’s resolution will limit outdoor watering to just one day per week for district residents supplied by a stressed system of canals, pipelines, reservoirs and hydroelectric plants called the State Water Project. , which supplies water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to 27 million Californians and 750,000 acres of farmland.

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