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Landscape Architects Can Help Rethink Cemeteries

In a new op-ed published in collaboration with Island Press, Robert Searns (author of Beyond Greenwayspushes for a broader view of cemeteries — more from a regenerative perspective — as green infrastructure or even as places to recreate. 
Resilience Matters: Flourishing in an Era of Extremes edited by Laurie Mazur | An Island Press book

Free Resilience E-book on Flourishing in an Era of Extremes

It’s not a stretch to say we live in an age of extremes: extreme weather, extreme heat, extreme polarization. And yet, in this dire moment, many people are rising to the great environmental and moral challenges of our time.
Atlantic City. Photo by Tim Trad/Unsplash

Talking Headways Podcast: Designing the Megaregion

Jonathan Barnett, emeritus professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, joined Jeff Wood of Talking Headways on June 11, 2020. They discussed his new book, Designing the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale. Barnett chats about where the idea of megaregions came from, environmental planning within the landscape, the importance of transit connections in these regions, and how we can coordinate megaregions administratively.
Vacant to Vibrant by Sandra Albro | An Island Press book

Sustainability Defined Podcast—Sandra Albro, Urban Greening

In this episode of the Sustainability Defined podcast, hosts Jay Siegel and Scott Breen focus on how we can beautify our cities while delivering environmental benefits through a process called urban greening. Urban greening refers to public landscaping and urban forestry projects that create mutually beneficial relationships between city dwellers and their environments.

#ForewordFriday: The Value of Green Infrastructure for All

Vacant lots, so often seen as neighborhood blight, have the potential to be a key element of community revitalization. As manufacturing cities reinvent themselves after decades of lost jobs and population, abundant vacant land resources and interest in green infrastructure are expanding opportunities for community and environmental resilience.

A New (and Free!) e-book on urban resilience is here!

Resilience Matters is compilation of articles and op-eds advancing a holistic, transformative approach to thinking and action on urban resilience in the era of climate change, grounded in a commitment to sustainability and equity.

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