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Get Involved with Cultural Landscapes

In the Landscape Architecture community, it is important to stay connected and involved. The Cultural Landscape Foundation provides a platform to do just that. You might be wondering: What is a “Cultural Landscape”? Cultural landscapes are landscapes that have been affected, influenced, or shaped by human involvement. A cultural landscape can be associated with a person […]

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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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Humanizing History Through Landscapes

How are race and history represented in landscapes? A landscape is like a museum in itself. It is an artifact of history and can present questions to invoke critical thinking. In this article, Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, a professor of anthropology and museum studies at IUPUI, shares her knowledge of how California mission landscapes represent race and history, causing […]

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Revealing underground water systems in Urban Spain

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The Long Road to an Eco-Corridor

Written by: Katerin Luquetta, BFA Student at AAU School of Landscape Architecture The conservation of biodiversity is now a movement around the world, and even though it still passes unnoticed in some places in the world, it is Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela who wanted to act upon preservation. As temperatures rise faster than species take to adapt […]

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AAU Landscape Architecture Fall 2017 Speaker Series Presents: Marcel Wilson, Principal/Design Director, Bionic Landscape

AAU School of Landscape Architecture is honored to host Marcel Wilson, PLA at our Speaker Series event at 6pm PT on November 9th, 2017. LIVE STREAM LINK HERE! As Founder and Design Director at Bionic Landscape, Marcel has led and designed works of all scale in Asia, Europe, and here in the United States. Marcel obtained […]

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Landscape Architecture FA17 Online Town Hall Meeting: Nov. 7th at 2:30pm

Collaborate with your classmates and administration to improve your experience at Academy of Art University. TOMORROW: Tuesday, November 7th @ 2:30pm Pacific Time To participate, register here: https://live4.academyart.edu/landirthfa17/event/registration.html Can’t attend? You can request a recording here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MRBQFVM If you have any issues accessing the online meeting room, please contact the Online Help Desk: Email: online@academyart.edu Phone: 415.618.3545 or […]

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El Precio de Biofilia

Escrito por Káterin Luquetta Estudiante en la AAU Escuela de Arquitectura del Paisaje Después de la lectura anoche de Nahal Sohbati, presentando su proyecto ganador, Ridge Lane (estudiante de arquitectura de paisaje), el hipótesis de biofilia se presentó: Biofilia: “… el sentido de conexión que tienen humanos con la naturaleza de carácter innato…”. Ya que […]

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Seasonal Landscape Volunteer Opportunity

To be successful in this field, Landscape Architecture requires connecting to your community. How are you connected?     Landscape Architecture Instructor, Julie Trachtenberg, started a local garden in Richmond, CA in honor of a loved one. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating at this event this Saturday, November 11, 2017, […]

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