16 December 2015

Millenials in landscape architecture

Ryan Deane has a great post about how Millenials are changing landscape architectural firms. "The beauty of our generation is that we all know at least two languages; our native tongue, and some capacity of a digital vernacular." There is more to it than that, but that begins to capture what is happening.

15 December 2015

How bad can it get?

We just finished a semester talking about how the built environment can shape the health of those who live within it. Serious evidence of that is presented in this story from the Washington Post which says arecent study found, "The proportion of infants and children with above-average levels of lead in their blood has nearly doubled since the city switched from the Detroit water system to using the Flint River as its water source, in 2014."

The mayor's response has been to declare a State of Emergency in the city whose health is being threatened by its own damaged environment.

08 December 2015

Panama and ports

Places has a fascinating look at the new changes to the Panama Canal. The construction on the isthmus are having a ripple effect as cities around along the American coasts are responding with rapid changes to their ports.