March LAM: terminal end, new beginnings

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Small town, heavy load (research)
City dwellers are fleeing to rural areas for fresh air and open spaces, but a study of three Iowa towns finds these benefits are not enjoyed equally. Small-scale interventions are one way
landscapers can help.

Features

Not built to last
Plans to redevelop a waterfront in Oakland, California hit a snag when no one could agree on what to do with a huge, historic marine terminal. Instead of abandoning the plan, Einwiller Kuehl
took it to the next level, deconstructing the historical fabric and adding just
enough finesse to keep things lively on deck.

core four
When Dallas missed a big business move because it lacked downtown parks, Robert Decherd took it personally. Over the next 20 years, his Parks for Downtown Dallas foundation transformed the city’s urban core, funding a master plan and four large-scale urban parks, but some wonder if this comes at the expense of the city’s neighborhood parks. town.

The full March table of contents is available here.

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Keep an eye here on the blog, on the AML Facebook page, and on our Twitter feed (@landarchmag), as we will be posting articles from March as the month progresses.

Credits: “Unbuilt to Last”, Eric Einwiller; “Core Four,” David Woo, Courtesy Parks for Downtown Dallas; “Small Town, Heavy Load”, George R. Barker Drone Photography.

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