Today marks the fist day of Black History Month. I've been reading about the first American professionally-trained black landscape architect, David Williston (1868-1962). Mr. Williston was born in North Carolina, studied in Washington D.C., New York and Pennsylvania. He taught "agricultural science" at Tuskegee University (and elsewhere) where he was also responsible for campus planning and development. If you'd like to learn more, follow this link to the National Park Service's "Learning From Leaders" article featuring Mr. Williston. Below is a photograph of a campus space at Tuskegee University and a portrait of Mr. Williston.
Great article in the Boston Globe that starts to explore the issues of race and equity in our public open spaces. What do you think?
The pandemic has changed virtually everything in our daily lives. But what does it mean for our profession? Here is an interesting article that helps us consider our roles now and into the future.
It's Climate Week! Climate change has been in the news with folks young and old taking to public spaces around the globe to "strike" a chord with those in power to implement necessary climate-related policies, the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York earlier in the week, and various organizations spreading the word on steps to take NOW including the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and so many more. But what does it all mean to us, in the Boston area? To find out more about work being done to prepare for climate change in our own backyard, see this interesting case study developed by the ASLA.
Stoss Landscape Urbanism
Interesting piece in the LA Times regarding gaming and its ability to inspire designers. Take a look.
Fascinating Boston Globe Magazine article. If you are familiar with our wonderful City, all the more interesting. Click the link and take a look when you get an opportunity!
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Boston would have had a mini Interstate 95 if William Callahan’s 1948 Master Highway Plan had been realized.
We participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday May 31, 2018 for this very important project! Affordable housing, community engagement, civic responsibility.
Very informative story shedding light on America's rivers- history, use, climate change or so much more. Take a listen!
Inspiration comes from the world around us; color, texture, pattern- all components of the ever changing landscape. The camera captures these moments for further reflection. This blog will feature monthly musings centered on the landscape.