Tag Archives: Landscape Architecture

Urban Palpation

Palpation is a medical term defined as a medical examination with the use of hands for inspection.  “Could you cough for me?” says the doctor.  After viewing a TEDtalk on the definition and value of a person’s self, I discovered … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide Net Benefits and True “Social Cost”

According to Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger, Assistant Director for the Center for the Study of Science at the CATO Institute, “The Obama administration’s latest, greatest weapon to prosecute its war on global warming is something called the “’social cost of … Continue reading

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Landscape Measurements and Democracy

Circular Irrigation Trace. 14 x 20″  James Corner Measurements are the means by which people see their surroundings, henceforth their landscape.  Measurements are inherently quantifiable through traditional definition but is also qualitative as in determining what is “good,” “just,” or … Continue reading

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“Dangers of Relapse Into Polarization”

According to Charles Waldheim, “One of the more important debates with respect to the cultural renewal of landscape concerns the historical tension between the scenic and the metric” (Corner, 130).  Firstly, to understand Waldheim’s claim one must comprehend that there … Continue reading

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Aerial Perspectives of Landscape and Nature

    Gaspard Felix Tournachon, a 19th century French photographer also known as “Nadar,” was the first photographer to successfully publish an aerial photo.  Nadar is also well-known for documenting the Haussmanization of Paris, France, coincidentally utilizing aerial photographs as … Continue reading

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Humanity Unbound – CATO Institute

  As Landscape Architects and Architects we have a concern, and rightfully so, for the environment. It has proven quite beneficial and it proves to be an endless source of inspiration for our creative minds. Therefore, it should be protected! … Continue reading

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