Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (July 16-31, 2022) – THE DIRT

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A radical vision to reinvent the suburbs – 07/25/2022, fast business
“Outside Toronto, in a field surrounded by farmland, the seeds of a seemingly implausible high-density, transit-oriented community are taking root.

Oak Fire remains uncontained as Al Gore warns ‘civilization is at stake’ – 07/24/2022, The Guardian
“’We are seeing this global emergency unfolding and it is getting worse faster than expected,’ Gore said. “We need to step up. This should be a time for a global epiphany.

Ford House completes restoration of historic lagoon and pool – 07/24/2022, Detroit Free Press
“’Before the restoration, the landscape behind the pool had become overgrown. It has lost its hierarchy, diversity of materials and layering that was meant to replicate a Northern Michigan landscape,” said Stephen White, Principal and Director of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design for Albert Kahn Associates.

Underused park at foot of Detroit’s transformed Michigan Central Station gets $6 million makeover – 07/22/2022, The architect’s journal
“Similar to other transformation projects the city has launched in recent months, the park refresh is funded in part — $5 million to be exact — by funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.”

The Midwest gets its first climate-friendly park – 20/07/2022, Governing
“The park is designed to address past environmental abuse, accommodate future flooding, and slow years of shoreline erosion.”

Extreme rainfall will be worse and more frequent than we thought, new studies show – 20/07/2022, Grist
“By focusing on the group of climate models that most realistically simulate the actual physics of raindrops, Studholme’s study found that the average climate model likely underestimates how extreme precipitation will change in response to global warming.

MOBOT’s new visitor center opens next month. But without a little-known nursery, it wouldn’t be so cool – 20/07/2022, Magazine Saint Louis
“MOBOT uses [the Oertli Family Hardy Plant Nursery] grow endangered plants to keep and display in the garden, propagate difficult species and store endangered seeds in the wild.

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