Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (June 2 – June 15)


The Dirt has initiated a new bi-weekly feature highlighting news stories from around the Web on landscape architecture. For more LA in the News, check out LAND, ASLA’s newsletter. If you see others you’d like included, please email us at

A Natural PlaygroundPittsburgh Quarterly, 6/3/13

“In 1996, when developers proposed a residential community atop the slag heaps that for decades had greeted parkway travelers at the inbound entrance to the Squirrel Hill Tunnel, a dream once envisioned by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead but long thwarted by the demands of the steel industry would finally become possible.”

Thomas Woltz: Wild By DesignGarden & Gun, June/July 2013 Issue

“Like other landscape architects, Woltz rearranges nature to reflect the hand of man. Unlike most, he redesigns farms—working farms—though his chief aim isn’t to pretty them up.”

One Park to Bind Them AllThe…

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