2012's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture
There are many reasons why landscape architecture "has gained stature in the public's imagination," as Alan Brake, Executive Editor at The Architect's Newspaperrecently editorialized. In sorting through the many notable developments in landscape architecture this year, it's clear that the repercussions of Hurricane Sandy on the Northeast coast will have a profound impact on the planning, development and redevelopment of our coastal cities and communities - all areas of great strength in the profession. Other emerging trends in the public realm range from cosmopolitan centers like San Francisco and Los Angeles to sparsely populated Nicodemus, Kansas. In addition, the importance and influence of Modernism, already established for architecture and design, is increasingly acknowledged in publications and with the preservation, design, and designation of actual sites across the country.