Tag: Landscape Architecture


Thankful for Smart Environments

Each month in our Open Voices blog we share insight from leaders in our communities who are advancing what it means to have sacred, open green spaces in our cities. This November we share in recognition of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architects. A couple of years ago we talked with…

Open Voices News Roundup: December 16

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back each week for new roundups and items. ‘Wild Urbanism’ in the Middle of Putin’s Moscow “Just beyond Moscow’s Red Square, past the iconic domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral and the walls of the Kremlin,…

Open Voices News Roundup: November 18

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back each week for new roundups and items. Would You Send Your Child to Daycare in the Forest? “While ensuring children’s safety and wellbeing at all times is absolutely necessary, I think it’s unfortunate that…

A Look into Therapeutic Landscapes: An Interview with Naomi Sachs

Taking time to get in tune with your surroundings and learn to love nature has proven a therapeutic process for many, including Naomi Sachs. Sachs is Founding Director of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network and writes the corresponding blog, but has taken the research on connections between healing and nature a step further in her latest…

Recommended Reading: Grantee Project in Joplin, MO Making Progress

This past weekend students from Drury University who are working on a TKF grantee project, the Landscapes of Resilience project in Joplin, MO, finished up interviewing nearly 25 victims of the devastating storm from May 2011. After finishing the in-person interviews, the students will begin transcribing the emotional accounts that will then be featured on…

Recommended Reading: Growing benefits of Green Walls

There are many innovative ways to introduce more greenspace into the concrete jungles of urban areas. Though there may not always be enough land to cultivate a community garden, landscape architects are starting to think more vertically. Green walls, or a vertical garden, can have a positive impact on cities from improving the aesthetic to…

Designing the Naval Cemetery Landscape: An Interview with the Landscape Architects of Nelson Byrd Woltz

The landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz is dedicated to the integration of respect for nature and design. They will be partnering with the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, one of our National Award winners, on the Naval Cemetery Landscape project to develop a peaceful natural space for commuters along the greenway. We had a chance to…

Open Voices News Roundup: July 15

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back each week for new roundups and items. Designed for Democracy: When Public Goes Private a Park Loses Its Heart “Nationally, in the wake of urban growth and renewal, there is considerable debate about whether…

Open Voices News Roundup: June 24

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back each week for new roundups and items. NatureSacred.org Announces Inaugural Six Grantees of the National Nature Sacred Awards Program The TKF Foundation’s National Nature Sacred Awards Program has named the first six projects of…

Open Voices News Roundup: May 20

Every week, we bring you the latest news in placemaking, landscape architecture, the nature-mental health link, and much more. Check back each week for new roundups and items. Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick Brings a New Meaning to Green Design “Nature is probably the last word that comes to mind when most people think about urban…

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