A good landscape design includes hardscape and softscape elements. Hardscape elements are non-living items such as rocks, walls, patios, arbors, or water features. Softscape refers to the living elements, such as gardens, lawns, shrubs, and trees.
The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing, according to an extensive new survey by the Pew Research Center. Moreover, these changes are taking place across the religious landscape, affecting all regions of the country and many demographic groups. While the drop in Christian affiliation is particularly pronounced among young adults, it is occurring among Americans of all ages. The same trends are seen among whites, blacks and Latinos; among both college graduates and adults with only a high school education; and among women as well as men. (Explore the data with our interactive database tool.)
In Sagaponack, New York, the Atlantic Ocean is slowly encroaching due to climate change. To escape rising tides, a couple moved their house 400 feet inland. There, LaGuardia Landscape Architects recreated the historic coastal landscape of dunes and meadows.
Caddo Parish, Louisiana, gets 5 to 6 feet of rain every year. Instead of flushing that water out into a ravine, Jeffrey Carbo Landscape Architects devised a beautiful system of rainwater harvesting and drainage that makes visible the movement of water through the landscape.
Looking to explore the winter landscape at the Arb? Check out the trail conditions before you come to visit. Three-Mile Drive, Three-Mile Walk, and the ski and snowshoe trails are changing daily depending on the weather!
Use our digital map to easily navigate our magnificent gardens, tree collections, model landscapes and more. A location button will locate you on the grounds and help you find amenities, trails and other important places.
Landscape Ecology is the flagship journal of a well-established and rapidly developing interdisciplinary science that focuses explicitly on the ecological understanding of spatial heterogeneity. Landscape Ecology draws together expertise from both biophysical and socioeconomic sciences to explore basic and applied research questions concerning the ecology, conservation, management, design/planning, and sustainability of landscapes as coupled human-environment systems. Landscape ecology studies are characterized by spatially explicit methods in which spatial attributes and arrangements of landscape elements are directly analyzed and related to ecological processes.
All manuscripts must show a keen awareness of the current literature and an immediate relevance to at least one of the following key topics: (1) Flows and redistributions of organisms, materials, and energy in landscape mosaics; (2) Landscape connectivity and fragmentation; (3) Ecosystem services in dynamic landscapes (especially, tradeoffs and synergies); (4) Landscape history and legacy effects; (5) Landscape and climate change interactions (particularly, mitigation and adaptation); (6) Landscape sustainability and resilience (e.g., relationships between ecosystem services and human well-being in changing landscapes); (7) Mechanisms and ecological impacts of land use change; (8) Scaling relations and hierarchical linkages of patterns and processes across landscapes; (9) Innovative methods in landscape analysis and modeling; and (10) Accuracy assessment and uncertainty analysis of landscape studies.
A valuable resource for both researchers and practitioners in ecology, conservation, ecosystem management, and landscape planning and design, Landscape Ecology is currently one of the leading journals across these fields.
CALL FOR PAPERS Submission Deadline: April 30, 2023This special issue will summarize current knowledge on relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem services, and identify research priorities to inform conservation, management and policy actions to sustain biodiversity and ecosystem services at landscape scales in the Anthropocene.
This special issue invites experts in landscape ecology, biodiversity monitoring, satellite remote sensing, ecological modelling, coupling artificial intelligence with EOS Data to demonstrate and discuss ways to better capitalise on this technology to find operational solutions for biodiversity conservation, implications for policy and practice.
NOW: Urban canopies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will need strong roots; an Olmsted vision for a healthier childhood gets a restart in Rochester, New York; promising tech for reducing urban heat needs more work, and an Indigenous landscape designer helps move a mission forward (online here).
Landscape architects in Iowa fall under the purview of the Landscape Architectural Examining Board, who facilitates licensing and registration, as well as disciplinary action for landscape architects. Find links to resources for landscape architects, licensing information, and updates here.
The Landscape Architectural Examining Board was created in 1975. The law provides that the membership of the board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Five of these members must be professional landscape architects and two members must not be professional landscape architects who represent the general public.
The meadow unifies the landscape and emphasizes the contours of the restored terrain. In cultivating nearly forty acres of meadow spread throughout the grounds, we chose specific grasses and wildflowers that will nurture a balanced ecosystem. Over time, the grasses will grow to about three feet in height.
Landscape architects make a direct, tangible, and positive impact on the world. Today, critical questions concerning urbanization, dwindling resources, environmental justice, and changing climate patterns have brought landscape architects to rethink their own practices and expand their theoretical engagement. Design and planning projects are increasingly systemic and projective, addressing economic, social, cultural, and physical factors over large scales and long time frames.
Both the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture and the Master of Landscape Architecture programs are accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The BSLA is the only accredited landscape architecture undergraduate program in the state of Ohio.
The world is full of interesting features beyond roads and houses. The landscapelayer emphasises natural features and is a perfect display for those interestedin nature, the countryside, and life beyond the city.
Since its founding in 1900, it has played a singular role in the development of landscape architecture as a profession, an academic discipline, and as a medium of design that engages urbanism, environmentalism, and culture. The mission of Landscape Architecture at Harvard is to advance research and innovative design practices in the natural and built environments, as they intersect with processes of urbanization and the urgent challenges posed by a changing climate, including widespread environmental and social inequities. Candidates in the Master in Landscape Architecture (MLA) Program work with an internationally recognized faculty, and explore the multiple ways that landscapes positively contribute to the complexities of the contemporary city, to a more equitable distribution of ecological and environmental resources, and to the creation of better futures across all regions of the world.
Landscape architecture today enjoys greater cultural relevance, public visibility, and potential for professional leadership than at any time in recent history. The Department has been among the most significant centers in the world for the production and dissemination of landscape knowledge. The Department aspires to be the preeminent venue for the education of landscape architects as they are increasingly called upon as design professionals uniquely capable of representing and responding to the challenges found at the intersection of design culture, urbanization and environment. 041b061a72