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July 20, 2019

In 2016, a group of 10 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings across the United States were nominated to the World Heritage List, however the World Heritage Committee recommended deferment - meaning additional work was needed on the nomination (see original post below). Now, the...

May 25, 2019

"The most comprehensive evaluation of park access and quality in the 100 largest U.S. cities." Trust for Public Lands ParkScore Index

When the District of Columbia was first conceptualized by the new U.S. government, it was seen as a vehicle for protecting the federal i...

March 15, 2019

“We say the cows laid out Boston. Well, there are worse surveyors.” Boston, one of the earliest cities in British North America, was founded in 1630 on the Sha

February 19, 2019

Realizing “nature’s ability to rejuvenate the mind and body” In the United States, Boston Common (in Boston, Massachusetts) is regularly considered to be the f

February 7, 2019

“An early believer in the soothing effects of natural oases hidden amongst urban sprawl,” Olmsted also designed the landscapes of many country estates Born in

December 21, 2018

In 2016, a group of 10 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings across the United States were nominated to the World Heritage List, however the World Heritage Committee re

August 25, 2018

“The chemical dyes of the carpets that were woven 40 to 50 years ago were so bright that they exhaust your eyes”

“Intangible cultural heritage” is the term affixed by cultural policy makers to mark aspects of culture beyond the built environment, such as architecture, a...

June 29, 2018

Ecological conversations - what is true for trees is also true for people

When Central Park opened in 1858, it hardly reflected its name, located in what was then the northern reaches of Manhattan Island far away from the burgeoning development downtown. As the populati...

November 25, 2017

"I propose our gift to the future be a network of old-growth (or future old-growth) forests across the Country."

Joan Maloof is an ecologist, based in Maryland, an author, and an advocate for protecting old-growth forests—not just large acreages but relatively small por...

September 30, 2017

In 2016, more than 330 million people visited national parks across the United States, setting a record. In fact, the number of visitors is slightly more than the entire population of the country (of course, many of these visitors were from overseas). Encompassing more...

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