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An awning where it counts (planning)
After a storm devastates the urban forest in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the city enlists Confluence and ASLA honorary Jeff Speck to help it push back harder.
The University of Michigan’s mid-century North Campus was an emblem of then-current campus design—suburban and car-centric, but lacking a sense of place. With a few deft moves, Stoss Landscape Urbanism’s redesign of the central quad brought light, texture and topographic drama, and the students followed suit.
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Credits: Cover photo and “Northern Star”, Millicent Harvey; ‘An awning where it counts’, Todd Bannor/Alamy Stock Photo.
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