Author Archives: Kathryn Baldwin

Water’s Effect on Society

“Water is a precondition for human existence and for the sustainability of the planet.” Understanding the flow of water is a cornerstone and essential piece of becoming a landscape architect. Water is the source of existence. On an even grander perspective, learn Water Facts from the United Nations to better understand how water infiltrates every […]

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New San Francisco Planning Department Guidelines Make a Statement About San Franciscans

The San Francisco Planning Department released a revised list of 24 guidelines for site design, architecture, and public spaces. The list (below) is adorned with words that incite egalitarianism and deference. To name a few: “harmonize” “respect” “integrate” “protect” “modulate” “sustainable” Is it possible that a city’s planning method, in itself, displays the collective opinion […]

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