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View Resource Project for Public Spaces

Given the heated discussion and debate surrounding the future redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, it is no surprise that there is a great deal of interest in public places, along with much dissent about what makes an effective and meaningful public place. Drawing on the work of the late William H. Whyte (whose seminal book, The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces is still read today), the...

https://www.pps.org/
View Resource Le Corbusier

Despite the fact that the famed Swiss modernist architect Le Corbusier only designed one building in the United States (the Carpenter Center at Harvard), his ideas about urban design manifested themselves quite prolifically through the American landscape throughout the 20th century. While there is no one definitive Web site dealing with this architect whose work is synonymous with modernism, this...

http://www.fondationlecorbusier.fr/corbuweb/morpheus.aspx?sy...
View Resource Big Box Reuse

By now, the story is a familiar one, particularly for small towns and various exurban areas: A major retailer constructs what is referred to as a "big box" commercial building, and subsequently closes up shop several years later. While there is often a great public hue and cry over the construction of such buildings, few people have looked into what happens to these structures after they are...

http://www.bigboxreuse.com/
View Resource Worldview

With generous support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Architectural League of New York has created this Web-based project with the purpose of offering a range of well-organized materials and information on what is new and interesting in urbanism and architecture from different cities around the world. Currently the site...

http://www.worldviewcities.org/
View Resource Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape

Navigate from a map at this MoMA Web site to explore 23 urban landscape projects located all around the world. There are gardens, parks, and museum campuses, intended for public use, often reclaiming abandoned or degraded industrial land. Basic information is provided for all 23 sites. For example, the entries for the Shanghai Carpet, a plaza above underground parking, with stone, brick, and...

https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2005/groundswe...
View Resource Foundation for Landscape Studies

Geographers, historians, landscape designers, urban planners, and poets have all been fascinated with both natural and human-made landscapes for centuries. The mission statement of the Foundation for Landscape Studies might resonate with many of these groups of people: "To foster an active understanding of the importance of place in human life.� From the organization's homepage, visitors can...

https://www.foundationforlandscapestudies.org/
View Resource Landscape Architecture Magazine

Founded in 1910, Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) is the monthly magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects. It reaches over 60,000 readers each year and covers everything from green design to streetscaping projects. While not all of the content here is free, they do offer free issues periodically, along with access to high-quality articles written specifically for the LAM site...

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https://landscapearchitecturemagazine.org/
View Resource Places Wire

Are you curious to learn more about cities? You'd do well to make a beeline for the Places Wire site, which offers a cornucopia of material on urban parks, public policy, architecture, planning, and other topics. In sum total, the site is a "curated feed of news and commentary on architecture, landscape and urbanism." The site has partnered with 20 different organizations to provide new content on...

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https://placesjournal.org/places-wire/