Government + Cultural
World Landscape Architecture Month may be coming to a close, but the long-lasting impact landscape architects make on our everyday lives, both professionally and personally, deserves to be celebrated year-round.
As society justifiably becomes more concerned with the state of our climate, green building will (and should) continue to lead the way, and the systems and methods used will become increasingly advanced. In the meantime, Austin, Minnesota will kick off Earth Day 2017 with a Center that is a model of sustainability and one of the greatest local connections to Mother Nature.
Public art is being used to help build connections to communities, increasing resident investment in their neighborhoods and streets while attracting business and tourism to the cities they call home.
Temperatures are dropping across the U.S., but these textures, patterns, and colors are heating up. Take a look at some of the hottest design trends and others on the horizon for 2017.
A nation-wide campaign to get families outdoors, Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment, and new park and trail resources across the Midwest are enhancing outdoor visitor experiences - all while promoting active lifestyles and a greater connection to nature.
Reducing stormwater inflow to sanitary sewers through proactive efforts can have a tremendous impact on communities and homeowners alike.
Together, design firms, communities, cities, and development leaders can make a tremendous impact, and a solid, but flexible planning process is critical to success.
Shifting patterns in transportation are changing the way forward-thinking city planners are approaching improvement and redevelopment projects in their communities, with new focus centered around providing dynamic and safe alternative transportation opportunities.